An international study on the importance of androstenone and skatole for boar taint: I. Presentation of the programme and measurement of boar taint compounds with different analytical procedures.

@article{Bonneau2000AnIS,
  title={An international study on the importance of androstenone and skatole for boar taint: I. Presentation of the programme and measurement of boar taint compounds with different analytical procedures.},
  author={Michel Bonneau and A J Kempster and Rolf Claus and Chris Claudi-Magnussen and Alejandro Diestre and Eva Tornberg and Pieter Walstra and Patrick Chevillon and Ulrike Weiler and Greg Cook},
  journal={Meat science},
  year={2000},
  volume={54 3},
  pages={251-9}
}
An international study, involving 11 participants in 7 European countries, was conducted to provide scientific evidence for an objective measurement of boar taint in entire male pigs and its possible variation between countries. The specific objectives were to determine the respective contributions of androstenone and skatole to boar taint and their possible variations according to production systems and consumer populations. Over 4000 entire male pigs and 200 gilts were raised and slaughtered… CONTINUE READING

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