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Pig Castration News

News published on May 27, 2009:
Castration of pigs without anaesthetic will not be banned in the EU in the foreseeable future. However, more animal welfare-friendly alternatives will be seen further down the road and then castration will in a...
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Aarhus University Faculty of Agricultural Sciences
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News published on September 15, 2008:
A piglet experiences pain when it is castrated and anaesthesia only solves part of the problem.Does a male piglet experience pain when the testicles are removed during the castration process? And would any pain...
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Univ. of Aarhus Faculty of Agricultural Sciences
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News published on April 21, 2008:
Roots from the chicory plant reduce boar taint and can make castration of male pigs redundant.Male pigs that are not castrated can develop boar taint at traditional slaughter weight. The smell, which is pretty ...
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Univ. of Aarhus Faculty of Agricultural Sciences
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News published on April 11, 2008:
If male pigs are slaughtered early they can avoid castration.Farmers are not keen on castrating piglets but the task has been necessary. Anyone who has tried to prepare or eat boar meat can recall the unpleasan...
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University of Aarhus / Agricultural Sciences news
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News published on March 5, 2008:
Castration of male livestock intended for meat production is a long standing management practice. In North American swine production, castration is essentially universal and only a select few male pigs are left...
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Virginia Cooperative Extension Livestock Update
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News published on November 28, 2007:
Commissioned by the Ministry of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality (NLV), the Animal Sciences Group at Wageningen UR is researching (new) methods of castrating young piglets under anaesthetic. Anaesthetising ...
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Wageningen UR Animal Sciences Group
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News published on January 5, 2005:
As I reported last month castration and fully-slatted floors will be high on the Brussels agenda this year. The threat of restrictions on castration is of only academic interest to British pig producers, as the...
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National Pig Association
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News published on November 17, 2004:
The European Commission is considering the economic impact of animal welfare proposals to be put forward next year, affecting slatted flooring systems, space allowances and castration. The EU executive plans...
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Farmers Weekly
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News published on October 18, 2004:
Castration in pigs is not widely practiced in the UK and is prohibited under current Assured British Pigs Farm Assurance Standards. It is however standard practice in other parts of the EU and outside the EU. ...
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FAI Farms
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