Michel Bonneau, Ph.D.
Michel Bonneau, Ph.D. is a consultant for IFIP, The French Pork and Pig Institute and for EAAP, the European Federation of Animal Science. His current research activities deal with pork meat quality, particularly regarding in entire male and immune-castrated pigs used as alternatives to surgical castration of piglets. Until 2011 he was a senior scientist with INRA, the French National Institute for Agricultural research where he conducted research on pork quality and the sustainability of pig production.
He participated, and still participates, in a number of European projects either as overall co-ordinator or work package leader: AIR3-PL94-2482 (1995-1998) on a better knowledge of compounds responsible for boar taint, PIGCAS (2007-2008) on the attitudes, practices and state of the art regarding piglet castration in Europe, Q-PORKCHAINS (2008-20011) on the sustainability of pork production chains, ALCASDE (2009) on alternatives to surgical castration of piglets, CAMPIG (2013-2014) on consumer acceptance of pig meat from male pigs not surgically castrated, BOARCHECK (2013-2014) on rapid methods for the detection of boar taint, EU-PLF (2013-2016) on precision livestock farming, CASTRUM (2016) on alternatives to castration for pigs used in traditional products, GplusE (2014-2018) on the sustainability of dairy cow production systems, IPEMA (2016-2020), a cost action on innovative approaches in pork production with entire males. He started the Commission on Animal Physiology at EAAP (1995-2001) and served as vice president of the EAAP in charge of scientific affairs (2009-2012). He authored or co-authored 100 publications in peer-reviewed journals and 200 communications in meetings, congresses and workshops.