France: Focus on castration increasing

The French animal welfare organisation PMAF (Protection mondiale des animaux de ferme) currently started a massive communication campaign against piglet castration. The campaign is based on posters that are posted in the Paris metro while the International Agricultural Fair is going on in Paris. It is the first time that … Continue reading

The right terminal sire can reduce tainted pig carcasses

Pig Progress.net The German artificial insemination organisation GFS is making a distinction amongst boars looking at the risk of spreading boar taint to their offspring.It is possible to finish boars with a reduced risk for boar taint, when applying a terminal sire from artificial insemination organisation GFS. Earlier this month, … Continue reading

Workshop on boar taint detection

On 15 March 2017 a workshop takes place on boar taint detection in Göttingen (Germany). . The workshop “Train the trainer” is organized by Isi GmbH. The workshop provides the basis for the successful implementation of a human sensory quality control system. The basics for the origin and effect of … Continue reading

Workshop zur Ebergeruchsdetektion

Am 15. März 2017 findet in der deutschen Stad Göttingen das Workshop der Isi GmbH zur Ebergeruchsdetektion “Train the Trainer” statt. Der Workshop vermittelt die Grundlagen zur erfolgreichen Umsetzung eines humansensorischen Qualitatskontrollsystems. Es werden die Grundlagen zur Entstehung und Auswirkung von Geruchsabweichungen in Eberfleisch vermittelt sowie erläutert, wie menschliche Prüfer … Continue reading

Meeting European Expert Group on non-castration in Brussels

On January 10, 2017 the European expert group came together in Brussels to talk about stopping surgical castration of pigs. At the sixth meeting of the group representatives from 20 countries and different interest groups were present Representatives of the Member states gave an update on the state of affairs … Continue reading

Ferkelkastration — Lebensmittelhändler preschen vor

Fleischwirtschaft 1-2017 Der Gezetzgeber in Deutschland verbietet ab 2019, das Ferkel ohne Betäubung kastriert werden dürfen. Um sicherzustellen, das der in 2013 getroffene Beschluss umgezsetzt werden kann, hat der Bundesregierung noch im Dezember eine Unterrichtung über den Stand der Entwicklung  alternativen Verfahren (18/10689) vorgelegt. Tatsachen schafft jedoch ab sofort der … Continue reading