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  • verb Present participle of farrow.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun the production of a litter of pigs

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Examples

  • The Swedes did away with gestation crates years ago, and they do not use crates for "farrowing" either.

    David Kirby: Humane Society Exposes Pig Breeding Horrors -- But It Doesn't Have to Be This Way

  • Canadians are good at birthing piglets a process known as "farrowing"; Americans are better at fattening them up before taking them to market.

    Archive 2004-10-01

  • Canadians are good at birthing piglets a process known as "farrowing"; Americans are better at fattening them up before taking them to market.

    From On High

  • It simply uses last year's slaughter level, the predicted year-on-year percentage changes for market pig inventories, farrowings (a "farrowing" is a litter being born), farrowing intentions and litter size and adjustments for changes in known supply factors such as pig and market hog imports from Canada and pig performance.

    ThePigSite - Global Pig Industry News Feeds

  • It simply uses last year's slaughter level, the predicted year-on-year percentage changes for market pig inventories, farrowings (a "farrowing" is a litter being born), farrowing intentions and litter size and adjustments for changes in known supply factors such as pig and market hog imports from Canada and pig performance.

    ThePigSite - Global Pig Industry News Feeds

  • The dogs are confined in these crates for four months, taken out to give birth then feed their young for several weeks in a "farrowing crate," which allows them to lay on their side but still not turn around.

    Josh Tetrick: Undercover Investigation of a Dog Factory Farm

  • Activists are now most focused on the use of gestation crates, where sows live during pregnancy, rather than farrowing crates where they live while nursing.

    Big Litters Put Farms in Hog Heaven

  • Sows typically spend a bulk of their lives in either gestation crates or farrowing crates, since producers can increase their productivity by breeding sows as frequently as possible.

    Big Litters Put Farms in Hog Heaven

  • The farrowing (birthing) pens had iron pipes up about eight inches, eight or ten inches, out from the wall, so that when the sow lay down she wouldn't crush the little ones against the wall.

    The Famous Pig Palace: The World of Jack London

  • On many farms, sows are confined to two kinds of small stalls—known as gestation and farrowing crates—before and after giving birth.

    Big Litters Put Farms in Hog Heaven

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