The Importance of Animal Identification Activity: That's MY Apple!


September 13, 2019


The Importance of Animal Identification – That’s MY Apple! is designed to help young people learn about the basic requirements for animal identification. In the interactive lesson, participants will also learn the importance of proper animal identification while reviewing state and federal requirements.



After completing this activity, participants will be able to:

  • Identify and document the appearance and characteristics of objects such as apples and animals.
  • Discuss the benefits to agricultural producers, government agencies and consumers of being able to identify and track the movements of individual market animals such as cattle, sheep and swine.
  • Explain the general and species-specific identification requirements (such as tagging and ear notching) for cattle, sheep, and hogs.


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