Genetic Parameters for Androstenone and Skatole as Indicators of Boar Taint and Their Relationship to Production and Litter Size Traits

Researchers based in Denmark have found that the levels of the two chemicals responsible for boar taint in pork from entire male pigs of the Danish Landrace breed can be reduced through selection at breeding, without detrimental effects on economically important traits.
calendar icon 28 August 2013
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