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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.
In contrast the UK pig industry adheres to one of the strictest welfare standards in Europe, with sow stalls being banned in 1999 and an estimated third of pigs born outside.
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 made sow stalls illegal in 1999 but 60% of our pork comes from countries such as Denmark, Holland and Germany where the pens are still in use until the EU ban comes into force next January.
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.
THE majority of EU member states are still not fully compliant with the partial sow stalls ban nearly a month after it came into force, according to new figures.
The ministers will also be briefed on the ban on sow stalls - in force since 1 January - which at least ten member states have failed to implement.
As with the battery hens, there are serious concerns now that the EU-wide ban on sow stalls that will come into force next January will not be fully implemented by all member states in time, damaging the competitiveness of those producers who already comply with the improved animal welfare rules," George Lyon (ALDE, UK) said commenting on the vote.
Sheldon's comments followed recent announcements by some of America's largest fast-food companies, including McDonald's, Burger King and Wendy's, along with retail giant Safeway, that they would shift away from producers using sow stalls.
MAY I congratulate Janet Cummings (Your Views, August 24) for pointing out that the UK banned the traditional sow stalls and tethers from January last year, unlike the rest of the EU.