First-Care is a heat mat, which is placed behind a sow during the farrowing, so the piglets are born to a mat that is approx. 39°C warm. With the heat mat, the newborn piglets get more optimal life start, as the risk of undercooling is reduced. It is expected that the survival rate for newborn piglets will increase
by 0,2 piglets per litter (based on the first statistical experience).
After farrowing, remove the First-Care mat.
Without the First-Care mat, the very first bedding for the newborn piglets is down to about 11°C. With the First-Care mat it is approx. 36-38°C; the piglets get a more gentle start to life, thus having greater survival chances