Metal Slotted Floors
Metal floors made of both steel and cast iron are designed for lactating sows and equipped with hatches in the back part for easy manure escape. The main shortcoming of metal floors is the fact that they are cold and take heat from the animals away. This is the feature which is used to arrange the floor under the lactating sow. During such a period the animal’s body temperature rises and the metal floor is used to create more comfortable environment for the animal. At the same time the area around the floor for small piglets is equipped with plastic panels or metal panels with plastic coating.