Temporary Crating

Why Temporary Crates?

The most vulnerable time for the piglets is the first few days of life. Conventional crates are designed to protect the piglets during this time, however as the structure is permanent the sow is restrained for the remainder of lactation. Temporary crating options have been designed to allow the sow to be unrestrained, but generally these systems have been designed only to allow this during lactation. The exception to this is the SWAP.

Click on the tabs below to learn more about the different Temporary Crating options.



SWAP (Sow Welfare and Piglet Protection) "starts with a pen" and is bigger than a conventional crate space. Crating is only added post-farrowing if necessary.

Pro Dromi


The Pro Dromi system has been developed by farmers and researchers at Wagenignen Universiy and Pig Innovation Centre Sterksel.



Jetwash offer two swing-side crate options, designed to fit into a conventional crate space and fully slatted.



Combi-Flex by Vissing Agro is built on a larger footprint than the conventional crate. When the crate is in place it is angled for easy staff access.

360° Farrower


360° Farrower built on the same footprint as a conventional crate. Crate bars open-up to allow sow to turnaround during lactation.

Combi-Crate Hexel


The Combi-Crate Hexel is a temporary crating system designed by pig building manufacturers in collaboration with farmers in The Netherlands.

SEGES Showroom

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SEGES Pig Research Centre (PRC) has built a research centre in cooperation with a Danish pig producer, where they are testing 9 different temporary crate options and 1 zero-confinement option.

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