Farrowing stable is the part of the pig production, where sows and guilts are going to farrow piglets. The stable is designed with individual pens. The farrowing pens provide a safe environment for both the sow and the piglets during farrowing. The sow will stand in between two wings that can be folded out to give the sow more room after farrowing.
During the farrowing phase, the wings are placed closer to the sow, where the wings prevent the sow from laying down on the piglets. The sow moves to the farrowing pen 5 days up to the estimated time of birth and moves again when the piglets are weaned, which is often about 4 weeks after farrowing.
During weaning, the piglets are moved to the Finisher stable, while the sow moves back to the Mating stable.