Comfort Plate is a polymer plate for sows in farrowing pens. It has dimensions of 60 x 40 cm, and the plate is developed in order to help sows to cool off and at the same time to ensure dry surface. The plate is made of polymer concrete, so the surface is always non-slip without sharp edges. The plate is supported and held in place by a specially designed plastic support, which ensures that the plate follows the floor surface. Comfort Plate can be used as a substitute for ordinary concrete tiles, if they have become rough in the surface.
|Durability||>20 years||max 5 years|
|Risk for shoulder ulcers||No or >0,1%||Big <5%|
|Ability to absorb moisture||No||Yes|
|Surface shape||With small fall, water always runs down||Flat, not fall|
Martin Holck Andersen has in 2016 mounted polymer plates “Comfort Plate” for sows instead of concrete slabs, and since then his sows have never experienced shoulder ulcers. The problem with concrete slabs is that they absorb moicture and that can give shoulder ulcers. It never happens with “Comfort Plate”. The surface is always dry and cool.
Martin Holck Andersen, Risgaarden, Viborg, Denmark
2200 sows, 41,2 psy
- B-8522_Comfort Plate (PDF; 467 KB)