Some articles on sows, sow:

Gestation Crate - Usage - Pregnancy
... Between 60 and 70 percent of sows are kept in crates during pregnancy in the United States ... Each pregnancy lasted four months, and sows will have an average of 2.5 litters every year for three or four years, most of which is spent in the crates ... The crates are usually placed side by side in rows of 20 sows, 100 rows per shed ...
Large Black (pig) - Characteristics
... Sows give birth to a large litter of 8–10 piglets, but some sows have been known to have litters of up to 13 piglets ... Also of note is the Large Black sow listed in the Guinness Book of Records for having produced 26 litters between 1940 and 1952 – the largest number of ... weigh 700 to 800 pounds (320 to 360 kg) and sows around 600 to 700 pounds (270 to 320 kg), although obesity in sows sometimes results in cystic ovaries and a loss of fertility ...
Animal Psychopathology - Eating Disorders - Thin Sow Syndrome
... Thin Sow Syndrome(TSS) is a behavior observed in stalled sows that is similar to AA where some sows after early pregnancy are extremely active, eat little and ... Stress in stalled sows is often perceived as the consequence of the restraint of animals that happens in intensive production units ... The sows that suffer the most restraining conditions are those lactating or pregnant as they have very little room to move around because they are kept in barred gestation crates or tethered for the 16 ...
Gestation Crate
... A gestation crate, also known as a sow stall, is a metal enclosure used in intensive pig farming, in which a female breeding pig (sow) may be kept during pregnancy, and in effect ... enclosures measure 6.6 ft x 2.0 ft (2 m x 60 cm) and house sows that weigh up to 600 lbs (270 kg) ... As the sows outgrow the crates, they are forced to sleep on their chests, unable to turn around ...
Animal Psychopathology - Behavioral Disorders - Stereotypies
... suggest from study on tethered and stalled sows ... Sows that are tethered and stalled exhibited more stereotypies like licking and rubbing than sows that are in groups outdoors ... In sows, prolonged confinement, being tethered or being in gestation crates, results in abnormal behaviors and stereotypies ...

Famous quotes containing the word sows:

    ...the one who sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and the one who sows bountifully will also reap bountifully.
    Bible: New Testament, 2 Corinthians 9:6.

    Who sows fear, reaps weapons.
    Friedrich Dürrenmatt (1921–1990)

    He sows hurry and reaps indigestion.
    Robert Louis Stevenson (1850–1894)