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Synonyms for farrowing

the production of a litter of pigs

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In addition, sows in the farrowing crate had greater difficulties in lying down during the first day, and this damaging motion, i.
Piglet mortality on British farms using farrowing crates runs high at 13%, but can be lower abroad.
Other horrific pictures show the sores that sows suffer from the cramped farrowing crates they are kept in - and a skip full of discarded dead pigs.
The farrowing crate is a metal cage in which sows are confined a week before giving birth and remain imprisoned until their pig lets are 3-4 weeks old.
2009) reported that gilts housed in conventional gestating stalls and farrowing crates observed the significantly longest WEI than group housed gilts.
The mean temperature inside the farrowing crate from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm ranged from 26.
At day 107 of gestation, the sows were moved to farrowing crates in an environmentally regulated farrowing house.
They were i) sow stall in gestation followed by farrowing crate, ii) group housing with individual feeding in gestation followed by farrowing crate, iii) ESF (Electronic Sow Feeding) system in gestation followed by farrowing crate, and iv) ESF system followed by group farrowing pen.
28, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Humane Farm Animal Care (HFAC), the leading international nonprofit certification program improving the lives of millions of farm animals in food production, announced this week that 300,000 more pigs will be raised, without gestation stalls or traditional farrowing crates.
For example, farrowing crates, which confine the sow while she has young piglets, have been shown to save piglets from being crushed or eaten by their mother.
Farrowing crates are never used, and tail docKing and tooth clipping procedures are not practised.
We don't have farrowing crates - that's where the breeding females are kept in crates.
Heck, they even started talking about things like "free-range chickens" and complaining about farrowing crates without even knowing what they are.
Currently used farrowing crates save lives, compared to pens.
The ASA upheld the complaint on the basis that several practices prevalent in the pig industry, such as the continued use of tail docking and farrowing crates, suggested that rearing standards could not be described as 'very high'.