Recommended Thermal Conditions for Swine*

Type and weight

Preferred range

Lower intervention

Upper intervention

Lactating sow and litter

60 to 80F for sow;
piglets have 90F creep area

50F for sow

90F for sow

Prenursery, 10 to 30 lb

80 to 90F

60F

95F

Nursery, 30 to 75 lb

65 to 80F

40F

95F

Growing, 75 to 150lb

60 to 75F

25F

95F

Finishing, 150-220lb

50 to 75F

5F

95F

Sows or boars

60 to 75F

5F

90F

*from National Pork Producers Council, Swine Care Handbook, 1992.



Copyright ©1997 by the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine
Faculty: Dr. Paul Pitcher
Student: Sandra Springer,'99