Is my pig too macho to eat?

A:

You are right at that threshold of possibly being tainted. I am conservative but feel that around 6-7 months is about as long as one could go without the risk of boar taint.

The hormones that cause the taint start to build up in the fat when the pig becomes sexually active. If it has shown no sign of being active, then there is less chance of the meat having the taint.

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