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Flashcards in Porcine Deck (16):
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Mature female

Sow

2

Young female

Gilt

3

Newborn

Piglet

4

Catstrated male

Barrow

5

How can you tell if a sow is in heat?

Push on her rear

6

When do sows come into heat?

2 days after her piglets are weaned But is unproductive. Breed 4-7 days after weaning.

7

If second heat is missed when will a sow come back into heat

In 21 days

8

How big are litters?

10-17

9

What is done after birth?

Dock tail, cut teeth, castrate, administer iron

10

When are piglets weaned?

2-3 weeks

11

How warm should a farrowing crate be?

68 degrees with heat lamps

12

How warm should the nursery be?

80-85 degrees

13

Characteristics of a finishing barn.

Cooler temp, slated floors

14

Produce large litters and are better mothers.

White breeds

15

Meatier and grow faster.

Colored breeds

16

Mature male

Boar