Use of entire males for pig meat in the European Union.

  title={Use of entire males for pig meat in the European Union.},
  author={Michel Bonneau},
  journal={Meat science},
The aim of the present paper is to review the present knowledge concerning the possible use of entire male pigs for meat production, with particular emphasis on the current situation in EU countries. Raising entire male pigs has a number of advantages including lower production costs, leaner carcass, reduction of the output of pollutants in the manure and improved welfare of the animals. However, it has also a number of drawbacks, most of them concerning meat quality, with boar taint being the… CONTINUE READING
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