weanling pigs, and practice what is called “all-in/all-out” management. – where the ... semen, meaning that boars (mature male pigs) are often kept at separate ...


Since its beginning, pig farming has existed to produce pork. ... It's during this stage that boar taint can start to develop in uncastrated male pigs, also known as  ...


Onset of puberty varies with genetic line, but most males pigs enter puberty in the 220 to 240 lb range (now about 5 months ... This off odor is called “Boar Taint.


called 'dry' because they are not producing milk to suckle piglets. 3. Farrowing sows: adult female pigs from farrowing until weaning. 4. Boars: adult male pigs ...


Sep 24, 2015 ... Male pigs can ejaculate for minutes at a time. ... the wild boars, are just one member of an entire family of piggy animals called the Suidae.


Jan 25, 2008 ... Castration of male livestock intended for meat production is a long ... high potential for an odor and flavor problem commonly called “boar taint.


Pigs can be infected with a parasitic worm called Trichinella. ... the hands on either side of her back she will stand still, showing she is ready to accept the male.


Mar 26, 2014 ... The practice of surgical pig castration is mainly used to prevent the production of an unpleasant odor from pork called "boar taint," which is associated with the hormones produced naturally in uncastrated male pigs. Though ...


A mature male is a boar. Barrows are castrated male pigs raised for slaughter. .... pigs that grow faster. This benefit from cross-breeding was called hybrid vigor.