(1) Disposal costs were estimated for a swine production system that needs to dispose of 40,000 pounds/year or 110 lb. / day, as would be the case in a 300 sow farrow to finish operation with average death losses.(2) It is now like the old sow consuming its farrow .(3) They assume weekly farrowing only in the larger three units, as the 150-sow unit could farrow only six to eight sows weekly.(4) It's what would once have been called a typical Iowa farm: They grow corn, soybeans, small grains, Sudan grass, and hay; raise a few hundred organic pigs a year, farrow to finish; and pasture 80 feeder cows.(5) She is the sow that eats her farrow , consuming her own children.(6) However, when pigs are farrowed in crates and the sow's excrement is passed directly into a pit, the pigs may not receive an adequate supply of iron from this source.(7) They started farrowing hogs when they moved to the rented farm in 1991 and have a traditional farrow-to-finish setup.(8) The hogs are farrowed outdoors or in barns or hoop buildings with bedding.(9) In 1991, 15.8 pigs were farrowed per sow in the United States, whereas in 2001, 17.6 pigs were farrowed per sow, amounting to an 11% increase in efficiency.