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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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Hence, in order to reduce a major cause of piglet loss, sow carefulness behaviour towards their litters while standing and lying down should be considered.
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is continuing its commitment of moving to group housing for its sows that produce hogs for pork.
Tim Blanchard, an ABN customer who farms in Oxfordshire, with a closed unit comprising of 720 sows, has used performance monitoring and industry benchmarking to improve his herd and business over recent years.
Following nine steps can help craft a SOW that will be the basis for effective solicitations and ensure that the government's requirements will be clearly and fully articulated.
Make a seed drill with a narrow trowel and sow as evenly as you can in the bottom of the drill.
Mazur and Seher saw some mother bears, called sows, eating garbage with their cubs.
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If you sow seeds now, then four months or so from now you can expect some kind of bloom,'' said Laima Harmon, seed-room coordinator at Sun Valley-based Theodore Payne Foundation.
It begins with the raw material buyer, who wants to purchase the lowest-priced assorted scrap, sows and ingots in the open market and expects the melt system to take care of it.
In mild areas, sow a quick-growing variety of carrot such as Early Nantes.
If you have a number of sows, transferring some young piglets from their mother onto another sow can boost the total number of pigs weaned from a given number of sows.