farrowing


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  • noun

Synonyms for farrowing

the production of a litter of pigs

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The group farrowing pen comprised 5 adjacent farrowing nests on each side, a dunging area in the middle part of the pen, and two passages circling the pen.
Sows were weaned at 28 days after farrowing and returned to their original gestation system.
Detailed behavioral observations were carried at the following times in the reproductive cycle: i) on the first day when gilts were allocated to each housing treatment, ii) day of service, iii) 80 days after service, iv) 109 days after service, immediately after transfer to farrowing crates, v) 24 hours before farrowing, vi) day of farrowing, vii) 14 days after farrowing, viii) 27 days after farrowing and ix) 28 days after farrowing, immediately after weaning.
Separate analyses were carried out to compare the 4 treatment combinations, or pooled data for the different dry sow housing systems and farrowing systems.
An activity peak was apparent just before farrowing, followed by a high level of inactivity on the day of farrowing.
But with the farrowing shed badly damaged by fire, the couple now have to find new quarters for their pigs during the cold weather.
These effects can be explained by the housing system changes combined with different space allowances between pregnancy and farrowing accommodation.
There is a tendency for sows which are fatter at farrowing, as were gilts from the ESF system, to lose more fat during lactation (Spoolder et al.
When considering the effects of farrowing system on sow performance, the differences in mean body weight before farrowing can be explained by the residual effects of pregnancy housing treatments.
They also showed a high incidence of lactational estrus, and thus a shorter farrowing to reconception time.