Predicting the likelihood of developing boar taint: early physical indicators in entire male pigs.

@article{Bekaert2012PredictingTL,
  title={Predicting the likelihood of developing boar taint: early physical indicators in entire male pigs.},
  author={Karen Bekaert and Marijke Aluw{\'e} and Sam Millet and Klaartje Goethals and Griet Nijs and Sofie Isebaert and Dani{\"e}l L De Brabander and Karolien Verheyden and H. F. De Brabander and Lynn Vanhaecke and Frank Andr{\'e} Maurice Tuyttens},
  journal={Meat science},
  year={2012},
  volume={92 4},
  pages={382-5}
}
Three potential early-age predictors of which boars are likely to develop boar taint (testes volume, skin lesions and dirtiness) were measured on 102 boars every fortnight from 10 weeks of age until slaughter. These predictors were correlated with the level of boar taint according to the hot iron method and the concentrations of skatole and androstenone as determined by chemical analysis. The chance of no/low boar taint according to the hot iron method decreased with higher testes volume (weeks… CONTINUE READING