Boar taint compounds in different tissues in the pig
Research partners: University of Bristol
Sponsors: AHDB Pork-funded studentship (Piyawoot Rattanawanitroj)
Project duration: 2008
Aims and objectives
- To investigate whether the concentrations of boar taint compounds normally measured in subcutaneous backfat are representative of those in adipose tissue sites elsewhere in the pig carcase.
- There were no significant differences between the measurement of boar taint in three subcutaneous regions, intermuscular fat, and in total minced fat
- Definite conclusions cannot be drawn as the number of samples was insufficient and the range of taint values too narrow.