Universal Ear Notching Systems for Pigs

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Ronald O. Bates
Department of Animal Sciences

Purebred swine breeders are required to ear notch pigs to be eligible for registration in their respective swine breed associations. This publication explains how to use the ear notching system and provides a chart with illustrations of ear notches for 149 litters.


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