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Any of several mammals of the family Suidae, having short legs, cloven hooves, bristly hair, and a cartilaginous snout used for digging.

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Gestation crate

Animals; Pigs

A gestation crate, also known as a sow stall, is a metal enclosure used in pig farming, in which female breeding pigs (sow) are crammed inside the crate during pregnancy, and in effect for most of ...


Animals; Pigs

An adult male pig that can be used for breeding purposes.

Boar taint

Animals; Pigs

This is a strong smell and taste on the meat from a boar over the age of seven months that has not been castrated.


Animals; Pigs

This is when a female pig comes into season and is ready to accept the boar.

Artificial insemination (AI)

Animals; Pigs

The process to of impregnating gilts and sows using artificial means.

Animal movement licence

Animals; Pigs

Pigs can only be moved with an animal movement licence.


Animals; Pigs

The period of time when the female pig will accept the male pig for reproduction.

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