The 4872 Pig Mat with Handles allows nursery pigs to stay warm while avoiding diseases. Its unique design allows the pig to lay on the elevated surface and stay dry. Creep feed stays in the 1/8" deep oval indentations and prevents the little pigs from moving it around, wasting this very expensive feed. The 4872 Pig Mat has a 1 ¼” raised feed lip that keeps feed on the pig mat, preventing the creep feed from passing through the slats. This is a big advantage over smooth or biodegradable boards.
Besides being great for creep feeding, the 4' x 6' high-density polyethylene Wean-to-Finish Pig Mat is non-conductive and acts as a barrier between the pig and the cold floor. Pigs that are cold and chilled use the feed they eat to keep warm because they do not have any fat; consequently they do not gain weight. The greater the heat loss, the more feed it will take to offset that loss and produce gains. It is important to note that for everyday a nursery pig is stressed, one more day is added on the finishing floor. The Double L 4872 Wean-to-Finish Pig Mat will help the pigs to stay warm, dry, and healthy. This, in turn, will reduce the amount of days on the finishing floor.