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far·row 1

A litter of pigs.
v. far·rowed, far·row·ing, far·rows
To give birth to (a litter of pigs).
To produce a litter of pigs.

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

far·row 2

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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In this way Clare persistently wooed her in undertones like that of the purling milk--at the cow's side, at skimmings, at butter-makings, at cheese-makings, among broody poultry, and among farrowing pigs--as no milkmaid was ever wooed before by such a man.
With the upcoming farrowing of our mini-potbellied pig, Lady-Bug, we knew we had to build a separate enclosure for her--a farrowing pen.
We wanted to build a secure farrowing pen for Lady-Bug but weren't quite sure how to put it together.
The committee, which acknowledged the efforts farmers were already making to develop workable systems, said it favoured a move towards well-designed freefarrowing systems but suggested "their commercial development is not yet sufficiently advanced to recommend compulsory replacement of farrowing crates".
There were practical, financial and welfare challenges involved, the report, 'Opinion of Free Farrowing Systems, said, and so retailers and consumers would have to demonstrate their willingness to pay a premium for pork from early adopters.
Sow stalls for dry sow and farrowing crates for lactating sows have been used for about the last 40 years in Taiwan.
Waitrose has become the first major UK retailer to stop using farrowing crates in the production of all its own-label pork products.
The number of sows needed to produce 22,000 pigs from a sow herd of 1,000 sows with a decreasing farrowing rate is shown in the following figure.
My quality of life was greatly affected when I decided to "modernize" my operation and move my farrowing inside.
The facility, consisting of approximately 30 acres, includes farrowing units, nursery barns, and finishing barns that can finish 5000 animals at a time.
The study therefore included different combinations of gestation and farrowing accommodation which might be adopted by Taiwanese farmers.