The risks and benefits of feeding intact male swine in the United States and Canada
John C. Harding, DVM
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Raising intact males is a promising possibility in the ongoing quest for leaner hogs. This paper reviews the advantages and problem of rearing intact males, including an overview of boar taint, and outlines a practical feeding approach for split-sex feeding in operations that choose to rear intact males.
Keywords: boars, boar taint, intact males
Cite as: Harding JC. The risks and benefits of feeding intact male swine in the United States and Canada. J Swine Health Prod 1993;1(5):11-18.
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