Comparison of pig classification results between entire and castrated males

Gérard Daumas, 68th Annual meeting of the European federation of animal science (EAAP), Tallinn, Estonie, 28 août-1er septembre 2017, poster

Entire male is the alternative to pig castration chosen by some groups in Europe and in France by the leader cooperative. Since 2013 the French production of entire males has been increasing. Although the advantage in carcass composition is well known precise estimates are not easily available. Statistics per sex are regularly published by the French regional classification organisations. The aim of this work is to compare the national classification results of entire males with those of castrated males.