How to Read Pig Ear Notches

The Universal Ear Notching system can communicate basic animal ID information on the farm. ( Sara Brown )

Do you need a refresher on how to read pigs' ear notches using the Universal Ear Notching System or do you mentor youth who show pigs and are looking for a good way to teach them to read ear notches?

In the new video below, Sarah Schieck, University of Minnesota swine Extension educator, answers why ear notches are needed for most shows, including 4-H, and explains how to read ear notches.