• Post Reply Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic
permaculture forums growies critters building homesteading energy monies kitchen purity ungarbage community wilderness fiber arts art permaculture artisans regional education skip experiences global resources cider press projects digital market permies.com private forums all forums
this forum made possible by our volunteer staff, including ...
master stewards:
  • Anne Miller
  • Pearl Sutton
  • Nicole Alderman
  • Mike Haasl
  • r ranson
  • paul wheaton
master gardeners:
  • jordan barton
  • John F Dean
  • Rob Lineberger
  • Carla Burke
  • Jay Angler
  • Greg Martin
  • Ash Jackson
  • Jordan Holland

New Pig Vaccine! -to avoid bad aroma

Posts: 63
Location: Tacoma, WA [8B-7B]
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
New pig vaccine.

I see it called 'chemical castration' here. Haven't followed any links back to original data, but the article says that it hasn't been tested for safety.

Thought folks here might like to know there is another thing to avoid.
Posts: 155
  • Likes 2
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
/puts tinfoil hat on/
Sounds like another means for population control being injected into the food supply. If the GMO grains and airport x-rays don't get your reproductive organs, then the chemical castration via pulled pork BBQ will.
/takes off tinfoil hat/
Posts: 423
Location: Portlandish, Oregon
forest garden fungi foraging
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
I'm gonna refer to Paul's rule here. If it smells bad you are doing it wrong...
Posts: 1114
Location: Mountains of Vermont, USDA Zone 3
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
I wrote about this a while back:


I recommend not using it. If you do use it be very, very, very careful not to stick yourself with the 'castration vaccine' or you can end up sterilized as has been documented in Europe and by the maker of the drug. In addition to being another expense and additive to your food it is dangerous.

Far better is to simply breed, feed and manage away from taint. See:



-Walter Jeffries
Sugar Mountain Farm
Pastured Pigs, Sheep & Kids
in the mountains of Vermont
Read about our on-farm butcher shop project:
And inside of my fortune cookie was this tiny ad:
Rocket Mass Heater Plans - now free for a while
    Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic