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New research on best practices at different levels of the supply chain

The Animal Health and Welfare unit, from the Directorate-General for Health and Food Safety, published a report on entire male pig best practices. The study considers practices used in production …

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Feed reduces boar taint

Connecting Agri & Food has supported the development of a new type of feed that helps to reduce boar taint. Vitelia Voeders has developed the feed, in collaboration with VOF …

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Modification payment Tönnies uncastrated fattening of pigs into effect

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“From 1-1-2019 it is forbidden in Germany to castrate piglets without pain control. Based on controversial discussion about the right way to do so, there is much uncertainty in the …

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Belgian supermarket chain Delhaize to switch entirely to boar meat

To this end, the chain will cooperate with a network of over 200 pig farmers in Belgium. So writes Vilt [Belgian agriculture and horticulture info centre]. The idea is for …

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Presentation Annechien ten Have

December 11, 2017 At the IPEMA industry workshop which took take place in Cluj-Napoca on 29.09.2017 Annechien ten Have did give a presentation about her twenty years experience with raising …

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New detection method for boar taint

At the ICoMST 2017 conference in Cork Ireland Claus Borggaard and his colleagues from the Danish Meat Research Institute presented the At-line rapid instrumental method for measuring the boar taint …

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Dissertation on marketing meat from boars

In Germany Diana Engesser conducted an excellent bibliographic work on practical solutions to use entire male meat and boar tainted meat in particular. A summary of her thesis work in …

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EU: Castration without anaesthesia still common

Less than a year before its own deadline, the pig industry in the European Union is still widely castrating without anaesthesia. Several years ago, the European pig industry voluntarily opted …

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France: Focus on castration increasing

March 1, 2017 The French animal welfare organisation PMAF (Protection mondiale des animaux de ferme) currently started a massive communication campaign against piglet castration. The campaign is based on posters that …

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Many questions and great interest in non-castration in Wallonia

On February 14, 2017 a meeting of the College des Producteurs Wallonie took place in Namur, (Belgium). Most important topic in the program was a discussion about whether or not …

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CASTRUM study on alternative methods of anesthesia and analgesia for the castration of pigs

February 6, 2017 Against the background of the European declaration to voluntarily stopping castration by January 1, 2018, DG Santé of the European Commission has commissioned a study to examine …

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Meeting European Expert Group on non-castration in Brussels

On January 10, 2017 the European expert group came together in Brussels to talk about stopping surgical castration of pigs. At the sixth meeting of the group representatives from 20 …

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Workshop on boar taint detection

January 31, 2017 On 15 March 2017 a workshop takes place on boar taint detection in Göttingen (Germany) . The workshop ‘Train the trainer’ is organized by Isi GmbH. The …

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Ferkelkastration — Lebensmittelhändler preschen vor

Der Gezetzgeber in Deutschland verbietet ab 2019, das Ferkel ohne Betübung kastriert werden dArfen. Um sicherzustellen, das der in 2013 getroffene Beschluss umgezsetzt werden kann, hat der Bundesregierung noch im …

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Ferkelkastration – Der Ausweg aus der Kastrationsfalle

Dienstag, 17. Januar 2017 fleischwirtschaft.de – MÜNCHEN Neue Alternative für die Kastration von Ferkeln. Rechtsgutachten zeigt gangbaren Weg, aber Forschung ist nötig. Das Ende der betübungslosen Ferkelkastration naht mit Riesenschritten. …

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Pig castration: will the EU manage to ban pig castration by 2018?

source: Porcine Health Management 20 December 2016 In 2010, the European Declaration on alternatives to surgical castration of pigs was agreed. The Declaration stipulates that from January 1, 2012, surgical …

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Meeting EU Expertgroup on castration in Brussels

The next meeting of the European expert group on piglet castration will take place on January 10, 2017 in Brussels. The meeting is organized by the Animal Welfare Division of …

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Winter meeting ZNVG Impossible to ignore signals in society

On December 6, 2016 a seminar took place in Nortof (Germany)on the complex subject of castration of male piglets. The Seminar was organized by ZNVG (Vermarktungsgemeinschaft für Zucht- und Nutzvie). …

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Quality of boars, barrows and gilts

December 2, 2016 Preventive measures like feeding, breeding and housing are effective in reducing boar taint Fleischwirtschaft Inernational 6/2016 By Dr.ir. Gé Backus, project coordinator for the Wageningen UR research on …

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Stopping piglet castration causes headaches in Lower Saxony

December 2, 2016 Fleischwirtschaft.de Editors desk 1 December 2016 HANNOVER Lower Saxony’s sows and pigs producers are uncertain because there is still a lack of practical solutions for the withdrawal …

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Qualität von Jungeber, Börgen und Jungsauen

Preventive Massnahmen wie Fütterung, Zucht und die Einrichtung vom Stall sind wirksam bei der Verringerung der Ebergeruch Fleischwirtschaft International 6/2016 Dr.ir. Gé Backus, Projektkoordinator der Wageningen UR-Forschung zur Ferkelkastration sowie Vorsitzender …

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Ferkelkastration — Ausstieg bereitet Kopfzerbrechen

Redaktion fleischwirtschaft.de 1. Dezember 2016 HANNOVER Niedersachsens Sauen- und Schweinehalter sind verunsichert, denn es fehlt weiter an praxistauglichen Lesungen für den Ausstieg aus der betübungslosen Ferkelkastration. Dieser muss nach Angaben des …

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Tagung in Nortof am 6.12.2016 über die Herausforderungen von nicht kastrierten Männlichen Ferkel

Am 6.Dezember 2016 wird in Nortof die ZNVG Wintertagung organisiert. Das Programm der Tagung bezieht sich auf die Herausforderungen für die Zukunft des Branches, wenn männliche Ferkel nicht kastriert sind. …

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Sensory Quality Control of Boar Taint

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Sensory Quality Control of Boar Taint  PhD-thesis Johanna Trautmann, University of Goettingen The concerns about pig castration have led to changes in European law and will most certainly have lasting …

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Swiss evaluate three alternatives to castration

November 25, 2016 The Swiss FSVO (Federal Food Safety and Veterinary Office) investigated amongst members of the EuroFAWC (European Forum for Animal Welfare) the state of affairs concerning the castration …

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Castration of pigs in Germany QS carried out impact assessment

Fleischwirtschaft QS has carried out an impact assessment on the consequences of stopping castration of piglets in Germany as of 2019. Prohibition of castration of pigs without anesthesia in Germany …

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Ferkelkastration in Deutschland QS legt Folgenabschätzung vor

November 25, 2016 fleischwirtschaft.de  BONN QS liegt Folgenabschaetzung vor Verbot der betübungslosen Ferkelkastration ab 2019 in Deutschland wird erhebliche Auswirkungen haben – Experten erwarten starken Strukturwandel bei Erzeugern und Schlachtbetrieben …

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Exit from unstunned piglet castration

In June 2016, more than 200 experts discussed the withdrawal from the unstunned piglet castration at a joint meeting of the German Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture and QS …

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Test für Eberfleisch entwickelt

Wissenschaftler der Universität Göttingen haben sich in Zusammenarbeit mit der Universität Bonn mit der Frage beschäftigt, wie sich das Risiko von Geruchsabweichungen bei Fleisch von unkastrierten Schweinen reduzieren und so …

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Sensory quality of boar taint: an interesting thesis

M.Sc.Agr. Johanna Trautman of the Department of Animal Sciences at the Georg-August-Univestity of Goettingen (DE) published an interesting thesis on Boar taint. The thesis contains a.o. the following interesting information. …

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Tierschutzbund droht mit Austritt

Der Deutsche Tierschutzbund droht, die Mitarbeit in der der sogenannten Initiative Tierwohl von Handel, Produzenten und Landwirtschaft aufzukA?ndigen und warnt vor Verbraucherbetrug.

Tierschutz mit einschneidenden Folgen

August 29, 2016 Ein Schnitt, ein Schrei und schon ist alles vorbei  diese Tradition in Ferkelställen hat auch in Deutschland ausgedient. Der Ausstieg aus der betubungslosen Kastration ist seit der …

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1,500 signatures against German ban on castration

1,500 people have signed a petition in Germany against the ban on castration of boars without anesthesia from January 1, 2019. This writes the German website TopAgrar. From January 1, …

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Castration of pigs in Germany, many positions but one goal

fleischwirtschaft.de – BERLIN The prescribed stop of castration without anesthesia in Germany per 2019 is getting closer. The development of alternative methods for castration of piglets without anesthesia has progressed …

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Raus aus der Absatzfalle

fleischwirtschaft.de – BERLIN The search for alternatives for the castration of piglets without anesthesia from 2019 in Germany has an impact on the German producers of meat and sausage . Read …

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Ban on castration of piglets without anesthesia in Germany

June 15, 2016 Journalist Renate Kühlcke of Fleischwirtschaft.de writes an analysis of the current status of pig castration in Germany. As of January 1, 2019, the ban on castration without …

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Editorial comment AFZ about the German ban on castration of piglets

Chief editor Jörg Schiffeler of the Allgemeine Fleischer Zeitung shares his editorial comment on the news site of Fleischwirtschaft.de about the ban on castration of piglets without anesthesia in Germany …

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Campig Boar taint research in Russia and China

Recent results are known from Campig boar taint research among 120 Russian and 120 Chinese female consumers. The study focused on the sensitivity to androstenone and skatole in the study …

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Symposium 9. June 2016 in Berlin, ending castration of piglets without anesthesia

On June 9, 2016, the German Ministry of Food and Agriculture organizes a symposium on the theme of ending castration of piglets without anesthesia. The symposium will take place in …

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2018 is in sight. The countdown started also in Germany

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From January 1, 2019 pigs in Germany may no longer be castrated without anesthesia. This is enshrined in German law. Major marketparties such as Rewe, Edeka Südwest, Aldi Nord and …

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Belgian research on housing pigs and effect on boar taint

Eline Kowalski, a student at the University of Ghent conducted a study for her master’s thesis, to examine the effect of separated and mixed fattening of pigs on boar taint. …

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Study: How to lower occurrence of boar taint

Researchers from the Netherlands are about to publish an extensive research towards the reduction of boar taint when raising en using entire males in the food chain. The paper, to …

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The research program on ending castration of male pigs by Wageningen UR Life Sciences is accepted

The paper presenting the results of the program was aimed at evaluating 1) sensory evaluation of meat from entire mail pigs 2) preventive measures to reduce boar taint prevalence 3) …

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Alternativen zur betäubungslosen Ferkelkastration

QS-REPORT Fleisch und Fleischwaren 02/2016 Entscheidungshilfen für die Wirtschaft Ab dem 1. Januar 2019 wird es in Deutschland verboten sein, männliche Ferkel betubungslos zu kastrieren. So schreibt es das Tierschutzgesetz …

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