MicroZone automatic control systems for heat lamps and mats help provide a safer, healthier environment for newborn pigs.
Every year, pre-weaned pig mortality costs U.S. hog producers tens of $millions in lost profits. Poorly regulated supplemental heat is a significant factor in these losses, making newborn pigs more susceptible to sickness and disease. High or low temperatures also force piglets away from the safe area of the heat source and increase their risk of being crushed by the sow. 52% of pre-wean losses are due to crushing.
At the same time, energy costs continue to climb and erode profitability. Agricultural energy specialists expect electrical rates will continue to rise and some believe it is likely that cost-saving programs such as “Off-Peak” will be eliminated. Yet, unlike many costs of production, electrical consumption is an expense you can control. You know that growing pigs need less supplemental heat with each passing day. The challenge is how to reduce power while maintaining the optimum temperature for the pigs.
No other system, at any price, does a better job of managing supplemental heat and energy use.
0-100% Variable Power Output • Programmable Temperature Ramp • Room Temperature Compensation