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The latest knowledge from international research in farm animal endocrinology is gathered in a publication from DCA – Danish Center for Food and Agriculture.
Pork from organic pigs that are not soiled in manure and that have a reduced live weight at slaughter has a reduced risk of boar taint.
Large litter size is one of the factors leading to a higher production of colostrum in the sow, according to studies carried out in the Department of Animal Science. The scientists also found that a good beginning paves the way for a continued productive lactation.