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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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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.farrowing - the production of a litter of pigs
birthing, giving birth, parturition, birth - the process of giving birth
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Different businesses will take different routes towards improved performance and a number of factors will be important including litter size, farrowing index, carcase weight and reducing mortality."
Farrowing index The number of farrowings per sow per year divided by average sow inventory.