Thermal comfort

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


LCT Lower Critical Temperature

Opt Optimal Temperature

UCT Upper critical temperature

 

Thermal comfort Zone

 

Pig weight

Lower C

Upper C

Gestating sows

10

21

Lactating

18

20

Piglets

30

34

4 week old

25

30

Weaned

24

34

20 kg

20

28

100 kg

14

20

Canadian ACA 2006

 

The difference between a weaned pig and a 4 week old pig is that whatever age a pig is weaned at, there is a stress issues, lack of eating and possibly drinking.

These stress issues raise the lower critical temperature of the animal.

 

What is the effective temperature being experienced by your piglet to finishing pig or your adult pigs?