What is a farrowing crate or stall?
Pig farrowing crates are metal crates within a pen where pregnant sows are placed prior to giving birth. Farrowing crates prevent the sows from turning around and only allow them to move a little forwards and backwards.
Alongside the farrowing crate, within the pen, there is a “creep area” for the sow’s piglets. The piglets are able to reach the sow’s teats to suckle but she is prevented from being able to clean or interact with them.