Pig talk

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).