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Light Requirements on Pig Farms

Area of the Farm Requirement Reason
Breeding Area 500 lux To help see the signs of heat and stimulate estrus
16 hours on and 8 hours off   To reduce seasonal variation
Start day at 6:30 am   To help reduce farrowing at night
For basic stockmanship 50 lux Requirement to see pigs

For excellent breeding provide light 18 hours a day, particularly important to gilt cycling. 

  • A simple failure to replace a light can result in significant effects of poor reproduction.
  • Many breeding areas are too dark.
  • Ensure that all lights are regularly cleaned.