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Boar taint in very small organic entire male pigs - preliminary results

Claudi-Magnussen, C. and Kongsted, A.G. (2008) Boar taint in very small organic entire male pigs - preliminary results. Poster at: IRTA, 26-27th March 2008.

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Very small entire male pigs can be part of a new concept of organic seasonal production of pigs. The concept includes outdoor production of small entire male pigs, very large female pigs and sows slaughtered after first litter. The entire males and the sows are slaughtered in the summer and the female pigs gilts in December. The purpose of the very small entire male pigs is to avoid castration and boar taint at the same time. In order to make the concept special regarding product quality and image, different crossbreeds are considered including a traditional Danish breed. Two seasons (2007 and 2008) are planned. Results of the 2007 season are presented.

EPrint Type:Conference paper, poster, etc.
Type of presentation:Poster
Subjects: Animal husbandry > Production systems > Pigs
Research affiliation: Denmark > DARCOF III (2005-2010) > QEMP - Integrity and quality of organic meat and egg
Deposited By: Kirkegaard, Lene/LKI
ID Code:14746
Deposited On:02 Oct 2008
Last Modified:06 Dec 2011 15:26
Document Language:English
Refereed:Not peer-reviewed
Additional Publishing Information:EAAP working group on Production and utilisation of meat from entire male pigs.

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