boar

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boar

a male pig more than 6 months old and destined for use as a sire.

boar effect
boar exposure to gilts causes an earlier onset of puberty with some synchronization.
boar shield
a strong, oval layer of cartilage which develops over the shoulders of adult boars. Is a protective mechanism in boar fights. When cooked it becomes gelatinous.
boar-sow ratio
the number of boars required to maintain a sow herd at full piglet-producing performance.
boar taint
an odor specific to fresh boar meat, especially from adult boars, and said to resemble stale urine, is strongest immediately after slaughter, fades during storage but returns on frying or boiling. Some diners prefer the redolent rashers.
wild boar
susscrofa.
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Application of an electronic nose for measurements of boar taint in entire male pigs.
Plasma skatole and androstenone levels in entire male pigs and relationship between boar taint compounds, sex, steroids and thyroxine at various ages.
ABSTRACT : The objective of this study was to investigate the effects of dehairing methods and sex on various traits of pork quality, as well as on tissue levels of the boar taint compounds androstenone and skatole.
That is, before the boars attain the threshold level for boar taint and before the castrates become excessively fat such that their meat may not appeal to health conscious consumers.
Marketing director John Howard added that this year the Danes were introducing pain relief for the castration of piglets carried out to eliminate boar taint --a musty taste that sometimes occurs in pork.