Iowa State University Study Shows 75% Energy Savings with Kane Heat Mats

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Projected Savings for 960-crate facility.

In a 2019 study, Iowa State University’s Allen E. Christian Iowa State Swine Teaching Farm compared supplemental heat sources for neonatal piglets in the farrowing house. The objectives were to evaluate weaning weight and pre-weaning mortality, sow and piglet behavior and energy usage.

The study found that Kane heat mats controlled with a programmable thermostat can decrease the high energy needs in the farrowing house and have a projected savings of over $5 per sow per farrowing/lactation, with no production differences detected.

Summary of ISU Study Findings. Full study to be published in Spring 2019.

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