Biology Self-Quiz 1: Answers
Quiz 1 Questions & Answers:
- What is a sow? A sow is an adult female swine.
- How is a gilt different from a sow? A gilt is a young female swine up to and including her first litter, she becomes a sow after that.
- What is a boar? A boar is an uncastrated male swine.
- How is a barrow different from a boar? A barrow is castrated.
- Which animals make up the breeding herd? The breeding herd consists of the sows, gilts, and boars (vasectomized and unvasectomized.)
- How is the growing herd different from the breeding herd? The growing herd consists of the nursing, nursery, and grow-finish pigs.
- What are the five main phases of the sow reproductive cycle? breeding, gestation, farrowing, lactation, and recovery
- How long is the swine gestation period? 114 days, or 3 mos, 3 wks, and 3 days
- What are the 3 main phases of the growing herd? nursing, nursery, and grow-finish
- What is a market weight? 240 to 250 pounds
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Faculty: Dr. Paul Pitcher
Student: Sandra Springer,'99