Livestock News

 State Lamb & Goat Tag orders

Time is fast approaching for each of you to make decisions on how many ear tags you will need for the State Lamb & Goat validation. The deadline for ordering tags for these validations is August 20, 2014.  The cost is $11 per tag.  Tags for breeding sheep will be $5.00 per tag. Lambs & Goats validated for the 2014 State Fair of Texas will have to be re-validated for the 2015 Winter/Spring Major shows. Payment must accompany the order form.  No faxed or phone orders accepted.

Mail forms & payment to

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension

Attn: Ag Department
PO Box 1540
Fort Worth, Texas 76101

2014 State Lamb & Goat tag order form

If you miss the due date you will need to speak to the Ag department before ordering. A late fee will be charged.

Swine Validation Tag Orders

It is time to order those swine ear tags for the upcoming stock shows.  Tag orders are due to the 4-H office on September 19, 2014. If you have any questions regarding Swine validation please contact the Ag department at 817-884-1946.  The price per tag is $10.  All late orders will be assessed a fee and must have pre approval from the Ag department. No faxed or phone orders accepted.  Please fill out form completely and attach payment.

State Swine Order Form

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

Please see the  document below that has the answers to frequently asked questions regarding Quality Counts.

Quality Counts Verification Frequently asked Questions

Livestock Show Entry Day

For those of you who are interested in showing in the following livestock shows, there will be a livestock entry day held at our office.  The Ag Agent from Johnson County has kindly offered to come and assist us with the entry process for these shows.  Due to us not having an Ag agent, this will be the only time entries will be done for the shows listed below.  Please make this date a priority if you plan to participate in these shows. If there is no way you can come that day, please make arrangements with someone else to come and turn your needed paperwork and funds in.

State Fair of Texas (Dallas) and West Texas Fair (Abilene) East Texas Fair (Tyler) and Heart O’ Texas Fair (Waco)

Entry Day Thursday August 7, 2013 2:00-6:30 p.m. at Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Office
200 Taylor Street, Ste. 500
Fort Worth, Texas 76196

All questions must be e-mailed to either Sonia or Nanci at  or , please give us 24 hours to get back with you as we are working with our family & consumer sciences agent and Ag agent(s) in other counties that have their own responsibilities as well.

What you need to bring with on Entry Day:

  •  All exhibitors must bring their social security number with them.
  • Checks or money orders are preferred, make payable to ELEC.  If paying with cash, bring exact amount, we will not have change.
  • Bring registration papers for all breeding animals, or a copy that you can leave with the Extension office.  We must have a copy of the papers.

Each show has a website with all their entry info listed.  Be sure you are familiar with all rules and dates for each show you want to enter.  You can download forms at home and have them filled out before you come, this will speed up the process (this is highly recommended).

If you miss entry day, you most likely will not get entered as these shows have strict online entry procedures.



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