Boars on the way : results of the 5 year Dutch research programme 'Boars heading for 2018'

G.B.C. Backus, A. de Smet, C.P.A. van Wagenberg, N.I. Valeeva, G.M.L. Tacken, M. Kornelis, H.M. Snoek, E.M.F. van den Broek, V.M. Immink, M.A. van Haaster-de Winter, C.M.C. van der Peet-Schwering, J.B. van der Fels, J.W. van Riel

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The programme 'Boars Heading for 2018’ is an initiative by the Dutch pork production chain represented in the Stop Castration steering committee. The report compiles 50 individual studies from a research programme that was carried out over a five-year period (2009-2013) in the Netherlands. The main results of the research program are presented in this report. The report contains 6 chapters, each of them including several project results: 1. Setting the stage, 2. Consumer, 3. Detection, 4 Preventive measures, 5. Behaviour of boars, 6. Boar taint economics and international developments.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationWageningen
PublisherWageningen UR
Number of pages60
Publication statusPublished - 2013


  • pig farming
  • meat production
  • boars
  • supply chain management
  • pigmeat
  • boar taint
  • organoleptic traits
  • castration
  • consumer preferences
  • detection
  • animal behaviour
  • animal welfare
  • pigs
  • animal production
  • animal health


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