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7A Ear Notching Lab Activity

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Ear Notching Lab Activity
Name______________________
 Your swine operation has EIGHT sows and is mainly a show pig operation. You
farrow piglets in hope to sell them to local 4-H or FFA members to show in the summer
time. The sows breeds and names are listed below.
2 - Yorkshire sows (#1 Y, #2 Y)
3 - Landrace sows (#1 L, #2 L, #3 L)
2 - Duroc sows (#1 D, #2 D)
1 - Hampshire sows (#1 H)

You have planned to have all EIGHT of these litters born in the month of January.
Here is how they farrowed…..

The #1 Duroc sow had a litter of 11 piglets on the morning of January 7, 2019.

The #1 Landrace sow had a litter of 15 piglets on the night of January 3, 2019.
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The #1 Hampshire sow had a litter of 8 piglets on January 18, 2019.
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The #1 Yorkshire sow had a litter of 11 piglets on January 11, 2019.

The #2 Landrace sow had a litter of 14 piglets on January 1, 2019.

The #2 Duroc sow had a litter of 13 piglets on January 16, 2019.

The #3 Landrace sow had a litter of 16 piglets on the night of January 13, 2019.

The #2 Yorkshire sow had a litter of 10 piglets on January 15, 2019.
????? What litter number is the #3 Landrace sow’s litter of 16 piglets?
????? What litter number is the #1 Yorkshire sow’s litter of 11 piglets?
Now choose 3 litters that you would like to personally ear notch. Write those litter
numbers here
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Now choose 3 pigs out of each of those litters to ear notch. Write their complete
ear notch here & draw.
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