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Boar taint compounds in different tissues in the pig

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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. 

Findings

  • 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. 

Further information

Download Final report - Boar taint compounds in different tissues in the pig