News and analysis for the global poultry industry.

Nigel Lincoln

Nigel Lincoln is a freelance medical and veterinary writer with 30 year’s of experience.


Pig Industry

Boar castration becoming outdated, animal welfare issue

Europe is exploring piglet castration alternatives as new legislation forces pig producers to abandon the practice.
The castration of male piglets remains a leading animal welfare issue for the global pork industry – and moves to end this age-old practice while retaining its undoubted benefits in terms of boar taint control and better behavior, remain a key question in many markets. 
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