An intensive German study involving many finisher pigs has so far yielded that feeding rye appears to have a positive impact on the occurrence of Salmonella and boar taint.
Researchers from the Netherlands are about to publish an extensive research towards the reduction of boar taint when raising and using and entire males in the food chain.
Topigs has started to breed sows, in the dam lines, that produce offspring with less boar taint. As a result of this it is expected that the number of finishers with boar taint will have been halved in five years time. At present 4....
Vaccinating against boar taint was shown to have a negative impact on pig prices paid by meatpackers in Germany.
It is possible to reduce the risk for boar taint by taking appropriate measures in the pig house, during transport and in the lairage. Reducing stress is key.