Alternatives to castrating pigs

The report on the five-year research programme a�?Boars Heading for 2018a�� contains an overview of the alternatives to castrating pigs. The options as well as the pros and cons, and the principal criteria were catalogued per link in the production chain. a�?

Possible alternatives include genetic selection during the breeding phase and immunovaccination at the pig farm. Options for slaughterhouses include slaughtering at a younger age and boar taint detection on the slaughter line. Meat processing companies have the option of modifying their recipes and/or products.

Detailed information can be obtained straight from the researcher in question. For the (English-language) research report and contact details click here.