What is a farrowing stall?

A farrowing stall is a special pen used for sows (mother pigs) while she farrows (gives birth) and for a short period after. It’s designed to keep baby pigs safe and provide for special, individualized care of the sow. These individual maternity pens help keep the sow from accidentally laying on top of her pigs. Farrowing pens also give the baby pigs an area, under a heat lamp, where they can keep warm while allowing the sow to remain cool.