This discovery led Amos to develop a new type of heater for farrowing facilities that creates a microclimate enclosure for piglets. It provides a roof over two enclosures, which redirects the rays of heat, evenly distributing heat among the piglets and making the design more energy efficient as compared to the standard heating lamp. This technology also supplements the piglets and sows with vitamin D through ultraviolet rays, which previous technology has never been able to provide.
Amos was partnered with Accelerator investor Grinnell Mutual throughout the incubator period, and learned that insurance companies support new heating technologies for farrowing facilities as they deal with hog farms burning down from heating lamps or mats. Amos and the FarrPro team are currently working with testing partners on a pilot program this fall, and will submit USDA and NIH SBR proposals in 2018 while continuing to test their product at various pork production facilities.