farrowing farrowing  /ˈfæ ˌroʊ ɪŋ/


  • (n) the production of a litter of pigs


  1. So she is rushed into the farrowing barn, which, jauntily topped by a weather vane in the form of a pig, has pens for 16 expectant gilts and sows.
  2. He expects the current price situation to encourage a reduction in farrowing, thereby cutting the supply of hogs and pulling prices back up by next fall.
  3. After the oats are in, there is time out for the farrowing.


  • Arctic blast hampers firefighters in Hardwick fire

    This arctic blast made life miserable Sunday night for firefighters from seven department who battled a fire at a hog farrowing farm near Hardwick, Minnesota.
    on January 7, 2014     Source: KSFY Sioux Falls

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