Ban on castration of boars in the Netherlands: modeling economic consequences of options

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    Abstract

    As a result of social criticism on castration, the Netherlands intend to start fattening boars. The great obstacle to a ban on castration is the expected negative effect on international trade because of the fear of boar taint. Consumers’ perception of boar taint is investigated, and a summary is presented of the knowledge gained up to the present to reduce boar taint. Advantaged and drawbacks of several alternatives are assessed. An economic chain- and import/export model has been developed to estimate economic consequences. The total added value of the pig farmers' chain will significantly reduce, but there is much uncertainty of the estimation of market acceptance and prices. A further elaboration of the model is proposed, with an assessment of the optimal mix of alternatives
    Original languageEnglish
    Publication statusPublished - 2009
    Event59th Conference of the European Association for Animal Production (EAAP), Vilnius, Lithuania -
    Duration: 24 Aug 200827 Aug 2008

    Conference

    Conference59th Conference of the European Association for Animal Production (EAAP), Vilnius, Lithuania
    Period24/08/0827/08/08

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    Baltussen, W. H. M., Hennen, W. H. G. J., & Backus, G. B. C. (2009). Ban on castration of boars in the Netherlands: modeling economic consequences of options. Paper presented at 59th Conference of the European Association for Animal Production (EAAP), Vilnius, Lithuania, . https://edepot.wur.nl/169184