A female pig that has never had a litter of piglets is called a gilt, while a female pig that has had a litter is called a sow. More »

A male pig is known as a boar, while a female pig that has not yet given birth is known as a gilt. Once the female has one litter of babies, she is known as a sow. Baby pigs are known as piglets. More »

The name for a group of pigs depends on the animals' ages. A group of young pigs is called a drift, drove or litter. Groups of older pigs are called a sounder of swine, a team or passel of hogs or a singular of boars. More »

An adult female or mother pig is called a sow. If the pig is a virgin or has not given birth, she is called a gilt. A gilt is usually less than a year old. More »

Farrowing crates are more useful than regular crates because they can be used when the sow is birthing and when she is feeding her piglets. Regular gestation crates isolate the sow during pregnancy but provide no room or... More »

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A male pig is known as a boar, while a female pig that has not yet given birth is known as a gilt. Once the female has one litter of babies, she is known as a sow. Baby pigs are known as piglets. More »

Online pig farmers, such as Tender Belly and McReynolds Farms, are places to buy a suckling pig. Local butchers and butchers operating within ethnic markets are another option. More »

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