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far·row 1

 (făr′ō)
n.
A litter of pigs.
v. far·rowed, far·row·ing, far·rows
v.tr.
To give birth to (a litter of pigs).
v.intr.
To produce a litter of pigs.

[Ultimately from Old English fearh, pig; see porko- in Indo-European roots.]

far·row 2

 (făr′ō)
adj.
Not pregnant. Used of a cow.

[Middle English ferow.]
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Noun1.farrowing - the production of a litter of pigs
birthing, giving birth, parturition, birth - the process of giving birth
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The unit operates a 3 week batch farrowing system where approximately 240 pigs are weaned every 3 weeks and a similar number is transferred to the finishing unit AFBI have a requirement for a fully automated feeding system for finishing pigs from 10 weeks to slaughter at AFBI Hillsborough.
When a pork producer had 100 sows, it was more efficient to group breedings, which results in batch farrowing and batch marketing.