For economical and ethical reasons, stopping castration of male piglets would be of major interest. From a production perspective, males are leaner and more feed efficient than castrates.
Hypor is working on the selection of boars with a reduced incidence of boar taint. We started our analyses with Hypor Maxter, our fastest growing pietrain sire line. Out of the samples collected so far, we could estimate that the frequency of tainted carcasses was below 1%, which is much lower than the frequency commonly observed in Europe.
Read the Whitepaper on How To Tackle Boar Taint and Control Unpleasant Odors.