Gilt is defined as a female pig before her first litter.
In an industrial or business context, "gilt" typically refers to a female pig that has not yet given birth to a litter. Gilts are highly valued in the pork industry because they are used for breeding and typically produce high-quality, lean meat.
Examples of gilt in an industrial context include:
- A pork producer purchasing gilts to start a breeding herd.
- A gilt development program where young females are raised and prepared for breeding.
- A gilt show where breeders compete to showcase their gilts and determine the best individuals for breeding purposes.
- An auction where gilts are sold to pork producers and other buyers.