Raising Entire Males or Immunocastrates – Outlook on Meat Quality

Marjeta Candek-Potokar, Martin Skrlep, Nina Batorek Lukac
2015 Procedia Food Science  
European pig production faces a big challenge in the near future due to a strong initiative to abandon surgical castration of piglets. However, prior to ending of this widespread traditional practice in pig husbandry, a lot of potential problems need to be addressed in view of the adaptation of pig sector. It means that not only must boar taint issue be solved but also that meat technological quality will not be deteriorated. Two most viable alternatives to surgical castration will be reviewed with special emphasis on meat quality assurance.
doi:10.1016/j.profoo.2015.09.008 fatcat:xkccdewhsne4rf3mrxdaas575e