IPEMA stands for Innovative Approaches for Pork Production with Entire Males and is an international research network. IPEMA is a COST action (CA 15215) supported by the European Union.

The aim of the COST action is to find general, region-specific or chain-specific solutions to facilitate the development of alternatives to surgical castration of piglets:

  • Raising entire males
  • Immunocastration

IPEMA is looking for integrated solutions taking into account Meat quality (Boar taint and other meat quality issues), Animal welfare, Management and production costs, Acceptance by stakeholders, consumers and citizens. The IPEMA overall objectives are:

  • To coordinate research to increase efficiency
  • To fill knowledge gaps between different areas in Europe as well as between science and stakeholders

Source: IPEMA

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