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Boars in the network

Development of a concept for the production, slaughter, processing and marketing of organically produced boars along the entire value chain

Goal: The project deals with the development of a concept for the production, slaughtering and processing of organically produced boars along the entire value chain. The investigations include the feeding and husbandry of organically produced boars in accordance with animal welfare and requirements in order to minimise boar odour, the development of a practical detection method in the area of slaughtering and processing, as well as the creation of process instructions for the production of sensorially inconspicuous products from odour-active boar meat under organic conditions.

Contact: Prof. Dr. Matthias Upmann, Prof. Dr. Ralf. Lautenschläger

Cooperation partners: Meat Technology Laboratory, Chemistry Laboratory (Ostwestfalen-Lippe University of Applied Sciences and Arts, Lemgo), North Rhine-Westphalia Chamber of Agriculture: Department of Organic Agriculture and Horticulture (Bonn), Department of Organic Agricultural Sciences at the University of Kassel, Department of Farm Animal Ethology and Animal Husbandry (Witzenhausen)

Funding Programme: Federal Programme Organic Farming and Other Forms of Sustainable Agriculture, Federal Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Consumer Protection

Funding code/ project number: 2811OE074

Duration: 01.04.2013 - 31.03.2016