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Fattening of entire male pigs as an alternative to piglet castration

Feeding 10 % native potato starch at the end of fattening decreases skatole in Piétrain males •The choice of roughage (grass-clover silage vs. straw) has no influence on boar taint •Early vaccination regime against boar taint (Improvac®) cannot completely avoid boar taint •Good level of animal welfare can be achieved in organic fattening of entire male pigs

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