Collaborative project: Avoidance of boar taint by breeding and novel boar taint recording system – Subproject 5
Concerning animal welfare aspects and consumers attitude on pig castration, it is necessary to develop alternatives. In order to avoid the problem of boar taint, the project pursues the following objectives: 1) Quantification and genetic reduction of the proportion of uncastrated male carcasses with boar taint. 2) Development of a novel application-specific recording system for boar taint. A new breeding program will be developed based on the reference information of relevant boar taint components in the fat tissue of tested boars, which targets on the reduction of boar taint. The project is performed in close cooperation with participating breeding organizations and artificial insemination stations in Germany. The reference data is also used to develop a new and fast recording system for boar taint. Mass spectrometry systems with fast and high resolution technology are capable of automatic recognition of established as well as unknown boar taint components. A technical-sensorical high speed system for classification and screening purposes will be developed.
Besamungsverein Neustadt a.d. Aisch e.V. (BVN) Details of Besamungsverein Neustadt a.d. Aisch e.V.
01. 07. 2009 - 30. 06. 2012
- BMELV - Program to promote innovation Details of BMELV - Program to promote innovation
- Animal breeding
- Animal Husbandry
- Process engineering
Purpose of research:
Promotion of innovation
- Federal Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Consumer Protection (BMELV) Details of (BMELV)
Project Management Agency:
- Federal Office for Agriculture and Food (BLE) Details of BLE