by Scott Smith
- Barrow is a castrate. We have two of these — sadly, they no longer do.
- Gilt is a female under 18 months of age. We have two of these.
- Shoat is a recently weaned pig.
- A sow is a female who has had a litter of pigs.
- A boar is an intact male.
- A stag is an older male to be sold for slaughter (we have one of these — me).