29 December 1995

Heat mats for all farrowing crates

UNIFORM warmth for new-born piglets can be provided with "Kane" heat mats supplied by Rainbow Valve.

The mats are made from high-density polyethylene with a non-slip surface that is designed for easy cleaning. They work off mains electricity and have an insulated underside to prevent heat loss, claims Rainbow.

Mats are available in different sizes so are suitable for use in a variety of farrowing crate designs. A thermostat to control the mat surface temperature can be bought as an optional extra.

A 30cm (12 inch) by 90cm (36 inch) mat costs £45.