The temperature in the farrowing pen differs from the temperature in the creep area.
The creep area where the piglets can move away from the sow should be heated to a temperature up to 32 degrees Celsius. Heating can be attained by the use of an overhead heat lamp, a heat pad, underfloor heating or a well bedded area.
The farrowing pen itself where the sow is requires a lower temperature. The temperature in the farrowing room should be around 18 to 20 degrees Celsius. This is important because high temperatures can affect the sows milking ability.