"MEET YOUR MATES!" - Swine Breed Identification and Ear Notching Techniques & Tools - Part 2



"Meet your Mates!" - Students will be able to utilize their notes to correctly paint their paper mache pigs per specific breed standards given by the instructor and learn how to ear notch after being given their litter number and birth order using an ear notcher; once done the
students will find their own "litter mates."

"Meet your Mates!" - Part 2

combined with Part 1 = 2, 1.5hr. block periods or 3 regular 1hr. class
3 Hours

Industries / Subjects / Grades

Industries / Pathways
  • Agriculture & Natural Resources Agriculture & Natural Resources

Standards and Objectives


California Academic Content Standards (1)
California's 2008 CTE Standards (7)

Related Instructional Objectives (SWBAT...)

  • Students will identify swine breeds earlier discussed in class
  • Students will demonstrate proper and safe handling of ear notching tools and techniques
  • Students will locate their "litter mates" using breed recognition in the classroom, and use the ear notches to align themselves amongst their own litter mates

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