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Sub-Project 1. Alternatives to castration
|Alternatives to surgical
- To investigate husbandry and management
conditions enabling reduced incidence of boar taint and improved
animal welfare and health status.
- • To investigate the distribution of key
genes regulating boar taint related compounds in various entire
male pig breeds and populations.
- To investigate carcass and meat quality
characteristics other than boar taint.
- Methods to detect boar taint
at the slaughter line.
- To develop rapid detection systems for
on-line sorting of boar tainted carcasses to be used in abattoirs.
- To harmonise existing standard analysis of
androstenone, skatole and indole.
- To develop a programme establishing a
European harmonised method to detect boar taint at the slaughter
line under commercial conditions.
- To develop a program for commercialization
of new developed at line detection systems.
- Demand and acceptance of
- Harmonization of consumer research.
- Analysis demand and acceptance of consumers.
- Integration of knowledge by
- To estimate the financial costs and
benefits in the entire pig meat chain for raising entire male pigs
in different EU Member States