IPEMA webinar: Practical solutions to the issue of piglet castration

15th September 2020, 10:00 - 12:00 CEST

Free registration.

The IPEMA group worked together for 4 years within a COST action funded by the EU In this webinar, scientists representing the IPEMA group provide the newest science based developments and stakeholders debate about the current status and future Also your questions will be answered by the IPEMA scientist, online or during the webinar



Issues for farmers, slaughterhouses, meat processors, retailers, consumers and policy makers.

How can we manage pork quality at production level, at slaughter and processing? How can we manage animal welfare? Is the market ready? And what about the consumers?

By Ulrike Weiler (D), Michel Bonneau (F), Catherine Larzul (F), Giuseppe Bee (CH), Maria Font I Furnols (ES), Martin Š krlep (SL) SL), Eberhard von Borell (D), GéBackus (NL), Marijke Aluwé (B)


Moderated by Daniel Mörlein (D) and Gé Backus (NL)

11:15 - 12:00 QUESTIONS & ANSWERS

Based on a selection of questions that we received from you via the Padlet platform

Registration is free, but mandatory.

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Have a look at the movies summarising the main pros & cons and announcing this webinar.

Official PDF Invitation

The 4th Annual IPEMA meeting took place on 21st-22nd February 2020 in Alghero, Italy.

Download the presentations from the meeting here, here and here.


The 3rd Annual IPEMA meeting took place on 7th-8th March 2019 in Belgrade, Serbia.

Download the presentations from the meeting.


Full day symposium during the 69th Annual Meeting of the EAAP in Dubrovnik


A full day symposium entitled "Alternatives to surgical castration of male piglets: opportunities and drawbacks" will be held on Monday 27th August 2018 during the 69th Annual Meeting of the European Federation of Animal Science in Dubrovnik, Croatia.

A total of 42 presentations will be given during the symposium. Click here to download the programme

The session is co-organised by IPEMA and the Pig Study Commission of the EAAP scientific Committee.

8th-9th February 2018, Oieras, Portugal

More than 90 people registered to attend our annual meeting where 41 presentations were given.

Click to download the Pdfs of the presentations given during our annual meeting in Oeiras

Click to see photos of the event



30th August 2017, Tallinn, Estonia

IPEMA co-organised a session during the 68th Annual Meeting of the EAAP (European Federation of Animal Science): "Alternatives to surgical castration of male piglets without pain relief"
Click here to see the programme of the session
IPEMA was presented during the session. Clck here to download the presentation


7th September 2017, Brussels, Belgium

The Core Group of IPEMA met the Expert Group on Piglet Castration


15 August 2017, Cork Ireland

IPEMA was presented at the annual meeting of ICoMST (International Congress on Meat Science and Technology)

23rd-24th February 2017, Prague, Czech Republic

Annual meeting: meeting of working groups and meeting of the Management Committee


10th January 2017, Brussels, Belgium

The COST action IPEMA is presented to the Expert Group on Piglet Castration  
Click here to download the presentation given in Brussels

6th October 2016, Brussels, Belgium

Kick Off meeting