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Boars on the way : results of the 5 year Dutch research programme 'Boars heading for 2018'

Backus, G.B.C.; Smet, A. de; Wagenberg, C.P.A. van; Valeeva, N.I.; Tacken, G.M.L.; Kornelis, M.; Snoek, H.M.; Broek, E.M.F. van den; Immink, V.M.; Haaster-de Winter, M.A. van; Peet-Schwering, C.M.C. van der; Fels, J.B. van der; Riel, J.W. van

Abstract

The programme 'Boars Heading for 2018’ is an initiative by the Dutch pork production chain represented in the Stop Castration steering committee. The report compiles 50 individual studies from a research programme that was carried out over a five-year period (2009-2013) in the Netherlands. The main results of the research program are presented in this report. The report contains 6 chapters, each of them including several project results: 1. Setting the stage, 2. Consumer, 3. Detection, 4 Preventive measures, 5. Behaviour of boars, 6. Boar taint economics and international developments.