Oeiras Presentations

8th-9th February 2018, Oieras, Portugal

The Pdfs of the presentations given during our annual meeting in Oeiras, Portugal, can be downloaded from the list below

Breeding and Genetics

Breeding against boar taint: Recent research activities within German pig breeding organizations. C. Große-Brinkhaus, I. Brinke, K. Roth, C. Looft, D. Mörlein, E. Tholen

Fine mapping of QTL regions for boar taint using whole genome re-sequencing data. M. van Son, R. Agarwal, E. Grindflek, H. Grove, M.P. Kent, S. Lien

Mining targeted genome regions in more than 100 pig genomes to identify potential functional mutations in boar taint-candidate genes. S. Cheloni, G. Schiavo, G. Etherington, F. Di Palma, L. Fontanesi

Genetic determinism of boar taint and relationship with meat traits. C. Dugué, A. Prunier, M.J. Mercat, M. Monziols, B. Blanchet, C. Larzul

Production of female pigs by embryo sexing using the porcine amelogenin gene. M. Anastasiadou, G. Michailidis

Androstenone levels in pigs originating from different terminal sires. I. Durkin Kušec, M. Škrlep, E. Cimerman, G. Kušec

Effect of CYP2E1 gene polymorphism and nutrition on skatole levels in crossbred pig population. K. Zadinova, R. Stupka, J. Citek, N. Lebedova


Entire males fed high-protein and –energy diets. H. Maribo

Is it possible to reduce androstenone by dietary means? G. Zamaratskaia, M.K. Rasmussen

Influence of TaintStop, an innovative feed concept, on boar taint. G. Janssens, R. Boulet, W. Reuter, N. Hardy

Effect of supplementing condensed tannins from Sainfoin in a grower-finisher diet on growth performance, carcass characteristics and boar taint levels in backfat of entire males. E. Seoni, G. Battacone, P. Silacci, F. Dohme-Meier, G. Bee

Effect of diet supplementation with tannins on growth intensity, carcass value and boar taint level in entire male pigs. I. Bahelka, O. Bučko, E. Hanusová

Management & Housing

Evaluation of housing, feed, and pre-slaughter strategies to reduce boar taint. E. Heyrman, S. Millet, F. Tuyttens, B. Ampe, S. Janssens, N. Buys, J. Wauters, L. Vanhaecke, M. Aluwé

Influences of immunocastration on endocrine parameters: Different vaccination protocols. S. Reiter, S. Zöls, M. Ritzmann, A. Bauer, P. Lindner, V. Stefanski, U. Weiler

Performance and welfare assessment in entire males compared to anti GnRH vaccinated boars. E. von Borell, M. Weber, S. Ebschke

Level of boar taint in young fattening boars as related to health and rearing conditions. M. Škrlep, N. Batorek Lukač, U. Tomažin, M. Prevolnik Povše, D. Škorjanc, M. Čandek-Potokar

High androstenone in Norwegian immunocastrates and the effect on vaccination rate and farmer attitudes. M. Sødring, S. Naadland, T. Håseth

Influence of raising entire boars and gilts during fattening in one unit on pubertal development, growth performance and welfare problems. J. Bütfering, V. Stefanski, U. Weiler

Penile Injuries in Immunocastrated and Entire Male Pigs of One Fattening Farm. S. Reiter, S. Zöls, M. Ritzmann, V. Stefanski, U. Weiler

Meat Quality

Carcass and cuts composition of entire males, castrated males and females. G. Daumas

Effect of sampling location on concentration of boar taint compounds in fat tissue. N. Batorek-Lukač, Š. Velikonja-Bolta, M. Škrlep, U. Tomažin, M. Čandek-Potokar

The quality of meat from Romanian pigs, surgical castrated versus entire male. G. Iordăchescu, M. Stoica, R.M. Dinică, A. Cantaragiu, D. Moraru, A.O. Mihalache

The effect of sex on performance and carcass quality in commercial pig farms. A. Van den Broeke, F. Leen, M. Aluwé, J. Van Meensel, S. Millet

Impact of immunological castration on the carcass quality of final hybrids in commercial Ukrainian pig farms. M.Povod, O.Kravchenko, A.Getya, T.Kodak

Meat quality and boar taint of pig carcases from entire male with body weight 90-100 kg in Bulgarian slaughterhouses. I.G. Penchev, S. Ribarski, D. Dimitrov, T. Stoyanchev, S. Ivanova

Slovenian results within JRC-IRMM organised boar taint reference method ring test. Š. Velikonja Bolta, H. Baša-Česnik

Processing Industry

Quality of dry-cured hams from entire males in relation to boar taint level. T. Kaltnekar, M. Škrlep, N Batorek Lukač, U. Tomažin, M. Prevolnik Povše, E. Labussière, L. Demšar, M. Čandek-Potokar

Masking or reducing boar taint: Temperature and fermentation as strategies. M. D. Aaslyng, S. Støier, A. Granly-Koch

Comparing meat quality and muscle biochemical traits between entire male and surgically castrated pigs. K. Poklukar, M. Škrlep, N. Batorek-Lukač, U. Tomažin, M. Čandek-Potokar

Effect of slaughter age of entire males on cooked ham quality. N. Reis, R. Pinto,C. Barbosa, M. Vaz Velho

Effect of essential oil addition on masking boar taint in fresh pork sausage. B. Šojić, V. Tomović, P. Ikonić, B. Pavlić, N. Džinić, Z. Zeković, T. Tasić, N. Batorek Lulač, I. Tomašević, M. Ivić, S. Škaljac, M. Jokanović

Consumer & Market

Attitudes of Serbian and Bosnian-Herzegovinian consumers towards animal welfare and surgical castration of pigs. I. Tomasevic, S. Novakovic, B. Milovanovic, J. Miladinovic, I. Djekic, L. Guerrero, M. Font-i-Furnols

Consumers’ acceptability and expectations of castrated and immunocastrated pork. A. Claret, L. Guerrero, M. Font-i-Furnols, A. Dalmau

Challenges for pork industry: Profiling multi-dimensional consumers. L. Lin, A. Fischer, M. Aluwé

Economic Effects of Alternatives to Piglet Castration without Anaesthesia: Changing competitiveness in Germany. M. Verhaagh

Economic assessment of the alternatives for surgical castration: a comparison of the gross margin per pig. F. Leen, A. Van den Broeke, M. Aluwé, J. Van Meensel, S. Millet

The attitude of pig farmers from Vojvodina (Northern Serbia) regarding the alternative strategies for surgical castration of piglets. P. Ikonić, T. Peulić, B. Šojić, I. Tomašević

Norwegian consumer attitudes towards pig castration: More emphasis on animal welfare. M. Sødring, O. Nafstad, T. Håseth