What is IPEMA?
IPEMA, Innovative Approaches for Pork Production with Entire Males is a COST action (CA 15215) supported by the European Union.
The aim of the COST action IPEMA is to find general, region-specific or chain-specific solutions to facilitate the development of ALTERNATIVES TO SURGICAL CASTRATION OF PIGLETS:
- Raising entire males
We are 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.
Our 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
The IPEMA publications are available here
For some of them, summaries in national languages are available
3rd ANNUAL IPEMA - BELGRADE 2019 MEETING OFFICIALLY ANNOUNCED
All the informations provided HERE.
CALL TO PARTICIPATE IN A CONSUMER SENSORY TRIAL "How do consumers appreciate boars, barrows and immunocastrates?"
Are you willing to perform a consumer trial to evaluate the sensory appreciation of meat from boars, barrows and immunocastrates and consumer attitudes on these alternatives? Timing is January/February 2019.
For more information download official call.
Contact person: Marijke Aluwé <Marijke.Aluwe@ilvo.vlaanderen.be>
Water-Energy-Food-Ecosystem Nexus in the Mediterranean - Seeking examples of best practices
The European Commission's Joint Research Centre (JRC), the Union for the Mediterranean (UfM) and the Global Water Partnership for the Mediterranean (GWP-Med) have joined forces to address the complex nexus between the water, energy, food and ecosystem sectors in the Mediterranean region. More info can be found here.
Download the list of feed ingredients with boar taint reducing capacity recently published by the IPEMA Work group on Nutrition.
The next annual meeting of IPEMA will take place in Belgrade (Serbia) on 7th-8th March 2019. Click here to know more on the provisional programme and inform us on whether you intend to participate
IPEMA would like to congrat IRTA on a successfull organisation of traininig school on detection of boar taint
Monells (Girona; Spain) on 8-10 October 2018
IPEMA would like to share a Joint Call pre-announcement for ERA-NET Cofund SusAn, FACCE ERA-GAS and ICT-AGRI2
(Call on “Novel technologies, solutions and systems to reduce the greenhouse gas emissions in animal production systems).
Information for this call can be found on:
IPEMA organised a training school in Ljubljana, Slovenia (20th-22nd November 2017)
IPEMA organised an industry meeting in Cluj, Romania (29th September 2017)
A leaflet to introduce COST action IPEMA
M. Aluwé,M. Aaslyng, G. Backus, M. Bonneau, P. Chevillon, J.-E. Haugen, L. Meier-Dinkel,...
M. Bonneau, M. Čandek-Potokar, M. Škrlep, M. Font-i-Furnols, M. Aluwé, The Castrum...Download this paper
Join us in IPEMA
To better disseminate the existing and future knowledge and know-how to all those who can make a profitable use of it, IPEMA seeks to increase its membership
- by attracting new members from Eastern Europe and other neighbouring countries.
- by including more relevant stakeholders of the pork production chains, including producer representatives, the industry, NGOs and governmental bodies
Membership is opened to institutions and organisations located in one of the countries included in this list. Institutions from other countries may also apply but they cannot be financially supported.
To apply for IPEMA membership, send us an email to explain who you are and why you are interested in joining us
You want to apply to a STSM?
You want to propose becoming a Host Institution for a STSM?
7th-8th March 2019: Our annual meeting in Belgrade, Serbia
8th-10th October 2018: IPEMA organises a training school on boar taint detection in Monells (Girona), Spain
8th-9th February 2018: Our annual meeting in Oeiras, close to Lisbon, Portugal
20th-22nd November 2017: IPEMA organised a training school in Ljubljana, Slovenia
29th September 2017: IPEMA co-organised an industry meeting in Cluj, Romania
7th September 2017: IPEMA representatives met the expert group on piglet castration in Brussels
30th August 2017: IPEMA co-organised a scientific session at EAAP 2017 in Tallinn
23rd-24th February 2017: Our first annual meeting in Prague