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Pig farming is the raising and breeding of domestic pigs. It is a branch of animal husbandry. .... Barrow, male pig castrated before puberty. Stag, male pig castrated later in life (an older boar af...

Livestock Show Terminology | San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo


swine - refers to animals in the pig family; barrow - a young, castrated male swine ; boar - a sexually mature male swine; gilt - a young female pig; hog - a mature ...

What is a female pig called? - Ask.com


An adult female or mother pig is called a sow. If the pig is a virgin or has not given birth, she is called a gilt. A gilt is usually less than a year old.

Differences Between a Gilt & a Barrow Pig | Animals - mom.me


A gilt is a young female pig. In common use, gilt is used to refer to a pig that has not yet been bred, whether only a few months old or approaching a year.

pig glossary


Barrow – A young male pig that has been castrated. Boar – A wild pig that is an ancestor of the domesticated hog. Boar effect – An uncastrated male pig, or the ...

Animal Facts - Pigs - Vegan Peace


A female pig is called a gilt if she hasn't had piglets yet and a sow if she has. ... A baby pig, or piglet, weighs about 1.5 kilograms at birth and will double its ...

Names of Animals, Babies and Groups- EnchantedLearning.com


Animal, Male, Female, Baby, Group of Animals. Alligator, bull, cow .... Hog, boar, sow, shoat, farrow, drove, herd, litter (a group of young born to one mother).

When a Pig is a Hog (and When It's Not) – Righteous Bacon


Feb 5, 2013 ... Gilt – A young female swine, generally under 12 months of age, who has ... Shoat – A young swine, usually between weaning and about 120 ...

Swine Terminology - Little Pig Farm


A Swine Production Glossary. ... Barrow, male pig castrated before reaching sexual maturity. Blind Teat, An ... Cull sow, full-grown female sold for slaughter.

Gender Names Flashcards


May 29, 2012 ... boar= intact male pig sow= intact female pig barrow= male pig castrated when young stag= male pig castrated after maturity gilt= young female ...

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Livestock Terminology | State Fair of Texas


Feb 7, 2014 ... Barrow – a young, castrated male swine. Boar – a sexually mature male swine. Gilt – a young female pig. Hog – a mature swine (usually ...

Animal Terms - The Livestock Conservancy


Mule colts (male s) and mule fillies (females) are young mules under 3 years of age. ... Barrow is a castrated (before sexual maturity) male swine. Boar is an ...

THE BASICS: • BORE : male pig • SOW : female pig that has given ...


BORE : male pig. • SOW : female pig that has given birth. • GILT : female that has not given birth. • SHOAT or PIGGLET : baby pig. • RUNT : smallest piglet in the ...