Gilt is defined as a female pig before her first litter.

Ref: 124158/2006-09-21

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.


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