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!
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.
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:
or contact Ms. Ferguson or Mr. Parrish or your ag teacher!
Leon County Major Show Tag Orders/Validation Info:
Major Show Validation Dates:
Lamb/ Goats Validation- October 15, 2019
Tag Orders DUE- August 26, 2019
Heifer Validation- October 15, 2019
Tag Orders DUE- September 4, 2019
Swine Validation- November 25, 2019
Tag Orders DUE- September 23, 2019
- Broiler Tag Orders DUE- September 23, 2019
- **If you cannot make the validation date, please contact the Leon County Extension Office in ADVANCE to set up another date/time!**
2020 Lamb/Goat Major Show Exhibitors:
TAG ORDER DEADLINE IS August 26,2019 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or your FFA Chapter Advisor!
Lamb/Goat Major Show Validation is scheduled for October 15, 2019!
2020 Heifer Major Show Exhibitors:
TAG ORDER DEADLINE IS September 4, 2019 by 5 p.m. NOT Post-Marked, Not in the Mail- MUST BE IN OUR OFFICE!
Tags are $15/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.
2020 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
San Antonio Livestock Exposition NEW Update: “We will require all Purebred gilts to be registered in the Herd book of their Association in only the name of the junior owner on or before December 1, 2019. We will not accept a family-validated or family-registered gilt of any kind as a valid entry. Completed registration papers must be uploaded to the validation website by December 15, 2019. Uploads must be the original registration certificate. No other forms will be accepted!
2020 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!