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Identification tags or ear markings

  • Last updated: November 6, 2016
  • Latest Reply From: Lee and Patricia Parker

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Steven Brawn

We have been trying to decide how best to identify the new, young hogs, since we have several sows and they are having their first litters now. Would any of the other breeders care to share how they are marking their hogs, and the reasons why they chose that way? Thanks!

Posted: August 8, 2016 #

Briar Rock Farm

Hi Steven, We’ve chosen to ear notch due to the fact that the piglets are so small. We can always add tags later but for the initial identification we notch. We have had litters come days apart and since our sows really don’t mind who nurses on them it can be a bit confusing.

Posted: August 29, 2016 #

Lee and Patricia Parker

We are expecting our first AGH litter in about a week, with her sister due shortly after. As a temporary ID, I got 2 different color livestock markers (they are supposed to be visible about 2 months), to mark the babies (with mother) until I get them tagged. I hope it works, it should.

Posted: September 2, 2016 #

John Sanderson

Would love to hear if the livestock markers worked. Hope all went well with liters.

Posted: October 20, 2016 #

Lee and Patricia Parker

Our first sow(first time mother)lost all 6 within 2 days, so when her sister had hers, there was no need to mark them. But the colors I already had on the mothers were still visible for a month at least. I think, however, if I had done the piglets, perhaps behind the ear or somewhere with less sibling contact would have been the way to go.

Posted: November 6, 2016 #

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