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sow

(sou)
n.
a. An adult female pig, especially one that has had at least one litter.
b. The adult female of several other animals, such as the bear.

sow

a female pig that has had a litter.

sow mouth
the maxilla is foreshortened and the lower jaw protrudes beyond it.
sow stall
a farrowing stall with limited room for movement but maximum protection for the suckers.
sow thistles
non-productive sow days
the sow is neither lactating nor gestating. Used as a herd measure of management during the period between weaning of the sow and successful mating.
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When SC mothers returned to sow stalls, they had the highest time spent standing and dog-sitting followed by GC, EG and EC mothers.
But Compassion In World Farming said the law did not go far enough as it still allowed farmers to use sow stalls in the first four weeks of pregnancy.
Britain made sow stalls illegal in 1999 but 60 per cent of our pork comes from countries such as Denmark, Holland and Germany, where the pens are still in use.
Britain imports 60 per cent of pig meat from nations that still use sow stalls.
Oliver demonstrated how European welfare standards differ from those in the UK, focusing on sow stalls and castration.
Although sow stalls are banned in some states, Congress has never taken up legislation that would define swine production practices.
BRITISH pig farmers are naming and shaming food companies which are continuing to use pork products imported from EU countries that are continuing to illegally keep pigs in sow stalls.
Most pigs were due to be exported live for breeding purposes and many would have spent their days in the shamefully cruel sow stalls in which pregnant pigs are incarcerated or chained to the floor and unable to exercise or even turn round, for nearly four months at a time
One year after the start of the ban on the use of sow stalls and tethers in pig units, the investment costs and cheaper imports have done untold damage to the industry.
Australian retailers are having difficulty sourcing such pork domestically and we are able to supply because we are ahead of the game particularly with reference to the lack of sow stalls.
Additionally, suppliers on the Continent are having to invest heavily to comply with the EU-wide ban on sow stalls effective from 2013.
Many were being sent to continental sow stalls, a system which has been illegal in Britain since January 1.