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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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However, higher frequency of NB behaviour was associated with sows housed in pens provided with straw than in pens without straw (Burne et al.
Marketplace desire for pork from alternative sow housing influenced decision
He added: "By maximising the output of our sows, we have legitimately been able to improve and grow our business; it all started with effective performance monitoring.
Another area worthy of discussion when writing SOWs is the use of performance language vs.
Most cubs who were raised by wild sows grew into wild bears.
For crossfostering to be successful, SOWS must farrow within 24 hours of each other.
Lay is focusing on why sows don't seem to hear their piglets' piercing squeals as they lie on them.
With the European Pigs Directive up for review shortly, compassion in World Farming is campaigning for a ban on the cruel sow stalls throughout the whole of Europe.
In Thailand, most of the lactating sows are housed in open-housing systems and heat stress is commonly seen.
Sow a thought, reap an action, sow an action, reap a character, sow a character, reap a habit, sow a habit, reap a destiny.
The feeding system, called "trickle feeding," allows sows to be kept in social groups in open pens.
Scrap and returns often produce more oxide films than primary ingot and sows, so cleanliness and filtration become more important.