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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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The care and use of all sows in this experiment were approved by the Animal Care and Use Committee of the Institute of Animal Sciences, Institutional Animal Care and Ethics.
This study aimed to compare the influence of a traditional temperature control system (TTCS) that is widely used in subtropical productions systems, with an evaporative snout cooling system (ESCS), which lead cold air on sows' neck through ducts, on body temperature, VFI and percentage of weight loss (PWL) during lactation, and subsequent reproductive performance of sows as well as the weight gain of their litters.
Over the last three years we have readdressed the balance and moved our focus towards monitoring the performance of the sows.
Often, the objective of the procurement is provided to the SOW Development Team by management and is based on such documents as the Acquisition Strategy, Acquisition Plan, and requirements documents.
Make a seed drill with a narrow trowel and sow as evenly as you can in the bottom of the drill.
Sow seeds in pots in a cold frame or greenhouse, which will produce seedlings ready to plant out in March.
According to Passoff, As You Sow takes proxy, voting seriously because it doesn't take much to get a company's attention.
Sow feed intake can be regulated by use of individual feeders.
When deciding which piglets to move to a different sow, Johnston advises choosing a "competitive" piglet.
I believe Iowa Select Farms' efforts at the Arends Sow Farm are examples of how cooperative programs and employee involvement increase awareness of the importance of environmental stewardship and create long-term value for Iowa Select Farms and the environment," says Hansen.
During most years, use of summer fallow allows growers to sow winter wheat into adequate carryover soil water for seed germination during mid-to-late August.
Mr Bushill-Matthews is indeed correct that the UK has banned the cruel sow stall and tether systems for keeping breeding sows.