The livestock physical validations will be conducted in June. Below is the Ethics Policy which will need to be signed by each student, parent, & AST. Also, registration papers will be required for steers and heifers. Please remember that the registration paper must show the student’s name as the owner (with no other names listed – no partnerships).
Additional information will be coming from the state office soon (along with the tags), but I wanted to send out the dates so that everyone can save them on their calendars.
We are very grateful to the chapters who have volunteered to host the June validations this year. This will enable us to have a validation on the north side and the south side of the county. Please confirm by return email which location you plan to attend.
Wednesday, June 3
Grapevine/Colleyville FFA Barn
4 – 6 pm
Friday, June 26
Crowley FFA Barn
10 am – noon
Thank you very much.
Livestock Project Registration
It is time to send in your livestock project sheets to the 4-H office. Livestock Project Sheets must be renewed each year just as your member enrollment form. For new members the form is due when you enroll in 4-H and get a project.
2014 Animal Health Requirements
Due to the ongoing Vesicular Stomatitis cases in Texas, animal health requirements for entry into the State Fair of Texas livestock shows have been changed. ALL animals (with the exception of market barrows and poultry) entering the grounds are required to show a current (within 30 days) certificate of veterinary inspection (CVI).
The following animal species (breeding and market): cattle, sheep, goats, llamas, equine are required to have a CVI with the following statement: “the animals listed on this CVI have not been in or near a quarantined area nor exposed or showing symptoms for Vesicular Stomatitis within the last 30 days.”
Breeding Swine, in addition to a Leptospirosis vaccination, are required to have a CVI with listing identification and must inlcude the following statement: “These animals have not been fed garbage, have not been exposed to pseudorabies, have not been vaccinated for pseudorabies, have not had any clinical signs or diagnosis of TGE or PEDv within the last 60 days and is under no quarantine for any disease or condition.”
Please visit the Animal Health Guidelines online for complete summary of health requirements.
Quality Counts Verification
If the Quality Counts Verification you completed as a junior member has expired, you are required to take the Senior level verification. This must be done prior to entry into any major fall, winter or spring livestock show. Upon completing the verification process please email ag department to make them aware of your status. You cannot enter you into any shows from this point forward without a senior level designation.
The Link for verifying is at http://qc.wieghatgraphics.com/
Please see the document below that has the answers to frequently asked questions regarding Quality Counts.