Swine Identification



Students will be introduced to different methods of swine identification, with an emphasis on the universal ear notching system. Students' attention will be captured by looking at different types of identification documents that we use in our everyday lives. Student focus will transition to identification methods used in livestock, specifically swine. Students will get a chance to read and notch pig's ears.


One Period
1 Hour

Program Information and Grade Levels

Industries / Pathways
  • Agriculture & Natural Resources Agriculture & Natural Resources
K-12 Subjects
  • Science
    • Life Sciences
Grade Levels
  • 9
  • 10
  • 11
  • 12

Student Objectives / Goals


California Academic Content Standards (1)
California's 2008 CTE Standards (3)

Related Instructional Objectives (SWBAT...)

  • Students will be able to identify swine husbandry tools used for ear notching.
  • Students will be able explain the purpose of the universal ear notching system.
  • Students will be able to explain why records are needed in animal agriculture.
  • Students will be able to accurately read ear notches on demonstration hogs.

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