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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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This term has advantages over parity in that all periods are of approximately equal length, that is one farrowing interval (though this may vary from herd to herd).
Farrowing interval The number of days between a sow's two consecutive farrowing dates.