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1 Ear Notching Produced by Angel Henschel, 2012 Lecture by: Walter Taylor, Agricultural Educator

2 Why do we ear notch? Identification – Farm Record keeping Administering medications Purebred registrations Sales Does not harm the animal, you will notice minor bleeding. – Why? There are no nerves in the margin of the animals ear.

3 How to read ear notching Pig’s left ear: individual pig number Pig’s right ear: litter number

4 Notch numbering layout

5 What is this animal’s ID number? So this is the 121 st litter, and was the 13 th pig born in the litter.

6 What is this animal’s ID number?

7 What is this animal’s ID number? 87 12

8 QUIZ There are 6 hog faces. Determine what the animal’s ID number is.

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15 Answers to Quiz Question 1: 28-9 Question 2: Question 3: 16-7 Question 4: 19-8 Question 5: 15-1 Question 6: 14-3


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