Pig farm terminology
|Another word for slaughterhouse.
|Male pig castrated before sexual maturity.
|To give birth to piglets.
|Young pigs around 6 – 10 weeks old. Often produced by one farm then purchased and finished on another farm.
|The process of feeding a pig so that it reaches market weight.
|A young female pig that has not produced a litter of piglets.
|A pig that weighs between 40 and 220 pounds.
|A pig that weighs around 280 pounds. It is approximately 6 months old, and was raised to for slaughter.
|A female pig that has given birth to at least one litter of piglets.
|A general term for all kinds of pigs.
|A pig that has been recently weaned from its mother.