Livestock Validation Info.

Are you planning on exhibiting livestock in a junior show at a major?

You will need to order tags and validate your livestock before hand!

Livestock Validation

The mission of the youth livestock validation program is to promote a positive youth development environment focused on ensuring rules for livestock exhibition are being followed under the supervision of County Extension Agents and Agricultural Science Teachers. This helps to foster integrity, virtues, and values of youth and families.

The purpose of validation is to encourage positive relationships with County Extension Agents, Agricultural Science Teachers and local stake­holders, create a level playing field for youth livestock projects, maximize youth experience and life skill development, and facilitate youth engagement with livestock projects.

Validation allows youth to build on life skills such as responsibility, respect, teamwork and communication. By participating in the livestock project, youth exhibitors learn daily care, nutrition, reproduction, and production practices specific to livestock projects.

Welcome to Texas Youth Livestock & Agriculture


QUALITY COUNTS VERIFICATION!

MUST COMPLETE QUALITY COUNTS VERIFICATION EXAM IN ORDER TO EXHIBIT LIVESTOCK AT ANY TEXAS MAJOR SHOW & LEON COUNTY YOUTH LIVESTOCK SHOW!

WHO NEEDS TO COMPLETE VERIFICATION?

  • ALL 3RD TO 12TH GRADERS
  • THERE ARE 3 LEVELS OF VERIFICATION.
    • 3-5TH GRADE (JUNIOR AGE DIVISION)
    • 6-8TH GRADE (INTERMEDIATE AGE DIVISION)
    • 9-12TH GRADE (SENIOR AGE DIVISION)
    • (MUST RETAKE THE VERIFICATION FOR EACH AGE DIVISION!!!)

MORE INFORMATION, VERIFICATION TRAINING & VERIFICATION EXAM CAN BE FOUND AT:

https://www.texaslivestockvalidation.com/qc/qcregister.aspx

https://agrilife.org/qualitycounts/

or contact Ms. Ferguson or Mr. Parrish or your ag teacher!


Leon County Major Show Tag Orders/Validation Info:

Fall, 2020 Major Show Validation Dates:

Fall Majors: State Fair of Texas & Heart of Texas

  • ALL Steer and Heifer Validation- June 15, 2020
    • Tag Orders DUE- April 8, 2020

    • NOTE: Steers can ONLY Be Validated ONCE!!! MUST VALIDATE in JUNE TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR FALL, 2020 & Spring, 2021 Major Shows!!!!!
  • Lamb & Goat Validation- June 23, 2020
    • Tag Orders DUE- April 8, 2020
  • Swine Validation- June 24, 2020
    • Tag Orders DUE- April 20, 2020

Spring, 2021 Major Show Validation Dates: (NOT OUT YET)

Spring Majors: Fort Worth, San Angelo, San Antonio, Houston, Austin, & Showcase Swine Elite Show.

  • Lamb/ Goats Validation- TBA October, 2020

    • Tag Orders DUE- TBA August, 2020

  • Swine Validation- TBA November, 2020

    • Tag Orders DUE- TBA September, 2020

  • Heifer Validation- TBA, October 2020
    • Tag Orders DUE- TBA August, 2020
  • Broiler Tag Orders DUE- TBA September 
  • **If you cannot make the validation date, please contact the Leon County Extension Office in ADVANCE to set up another date/time!**

2020 Fall Lamb/Goat Major Show Exhibitors:

2020 State Fair Lamb&Goat Tag Order Form

TAG ORDER DEADLINE IS April 8, 2020 by 5 p.m. Not Post-Marked, Not in the Mail – MUST BE IN OUR OFFICE

Questions Contact: Ms. Ferguson at 903-536-2531 or cassie.ferguson@ag.tamu.edu or your FFA Chapter Advisor!

Lamb/Goat Major Show Validation is scheduled for June 23, 2020!

This validation will validate lambs & goats for the following shows:

  • State Fair of Texas
  • Heart of Texas

 

2020 Fall Swine Major Show Exhibitors:

2020 State Fair Swine Tag Order Form (Barrow & Breeding Gilt)

TAG ORDER DEADLINE IS April 20, 2020 by 5 p.m. Not Post-Marked, Not in the Mail – MUST BE IN OUR OFFICE

Questions Contact: Ms. Ferguson at 903-536-2531 or cassie.ferguson@ag.tamu.edu or your FFA Chapter Advisor!

Lamb/Goat Major Show Validation is scheduled for June 24, 2020!

This validation will validate lambs & goats for the following shows:

  • State Fair of Texas
  • Heart of Texas

 

Fall 2020 to Spring 2021 Steer Major Show Exhibitors:

TAG ORDER DEADLINE IS April 8, 2020 by 5 p.m. NOT Post-Marked, Not in the Mail- MUST BE IN OUR OFFICE!

2021 Steer Validation Order Tag Form  

Tags are $20/each!

The major livestock show steer validation will validate steers for the following shows:

  • 2020 State Fair of Texas
  • 2021 Fort Worth Livestock Show
  • 2021 San Antonio Livestock Show
  • 2021 Houston Livestock Show
  • 2021 Rodeo Austin Livestock Show
  • 2021 San Angelo Livestock Show

 

2020 Heifer Major Show Exhibitors:

TAG ORDER DEADLINE IS April 8, 2020 by 5 p.m. NOT Post-Marked, Not in the Mail- MUST BE IN OUR OFFICE!

2020 Heifer Validation Order Tag Form Summer 

Tags are $20/each!

The major livestock show heifer validation will validate heifers for the following shows:

  • Fort Worth Livestock Show
  • San Antonio Livestock Show
  • Houston Livestock Show
  • Rodeo Austin Livestock Show
  • San Angelo Livestock Show
  • 2020 State Fair of Texas

With a registered heifer project, once it is validated under the major livestock show validation process, it is validated for life, unless the animal changes ownership or breed association registry.  So in most instances, heifers only need to be validated once in their show career.  It is important to make sure that at the time of validation that the heifers are registered in the name of the exhibitor and that any brands or tattoos indicated on the registration paperwork are on the heifer.  Only registered heifers can be validated under this program.  Payment for heifer validate will be made at time of validation, not sooner.

If you have any questions regarding the major livestock show heifer validation process, please let Mr. Richard Parrish know.

 

2021 Swine Major Show Exhibitors!

TAG ORDER DEADLINE IS September 23, 2019 by 5 p.m. Not Post-Marked, Not in the Mail – MUST BE IN OUR OFFICE

 

2021 Broiler Major Show Exhibitors

BROILER ORDER DEADLINE IS September 23, 2019 by 5 p.m.

 

Each exhibitor MAY order an individual set of birds (up to 75) OR siblings within the same household may order and share a set of birds (up to 75).  In other words, a family with multiple exhibitors can order an individual set of birds for each exhibitor in the family, OR if they wish, they can order one set of birds for the entire family.  In either case, the maximum number of birds in a set that an exhibitor can select from for the show is 75 birds.


Validation Dates will be sent out to those that order tags!

For ALL Tag Orders listed above:
Make Checks Payable to: Leon County 4-H  Mail order form/Money or Drop off at: Leon County Agrilife Extension Office
Entry forms to the show will need to be filled out at a later date.

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