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Fall Livestock Show Links

State Fair of Texas (Dallas)                           http://www.bigtex.com/sft/
West Texas Fair (Abilene)                            www.taylorcountyexpocenter.com
East Texas Fair (Tyler)                                    www.etstatefair.com
HOT Fair (Waco)                                               www.hotfair.com

MAJOR STOCK SHOW UPDATES

 

  Animal 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 along with re-enrolling for the new 4-H year.  For new members the form is due when you enroll in 4-H and get a project.

Animal Project Form

Heifer Validation

We have just received information regarding the order of UIN codes for heifers which will be validated this fall, in preparation for upcoming major stock shows.
This applies to new heifers, which have not already been validated in Tarrant County.  (Heifers need to be validated only once, unless it changes ownership or breed).
We have been notified that, beginning with this order, all UIN codes will be firm orders, which will be charged, at the time of order.   (There will be no refunds for extra  UINs  or unused UINs ordered.)  All orders must be received by 9/11/15.  

The price of each heifer UIN code will be $13.   Please make checks payable to ELEC.

Mail or deliver the attached order form with payment to:

ELEC
200 Taylor Street;  Suite 500
Fort Worth, TX   76196

I realize that this is a very short time-line.   Due to the short deadline, please send a quick email to CPBryant@ag.tamu.edu    with the number of UINs ordered, so that we can be watching for your envelope.  )

One of the physical validation dates will be October 28.   We plan to set an additional date option also, and will send that date soon.

heifer validation order form2015

Swine Validation

It is time to place tag orders for swine which will be validated this fall, in preparation for upcoming major stock shows.

The price of each swine tag will be $13.   Orders must be received by September 21.

Please make checks payable to ELEC. Mail or deliver the attached order form with payment to:

ELEC
200 Taylor Street;  Suite 500
Fort Worth, TX   76196

If you are delivering to the office, please remember that the building entrance is on the opposite side from Taylor Street.  You may park in the lot with the entrance on 2nd Street (between Taylor and Burnett Streets).

If you are placing in the mail, please send a quick email with number of tags ordered, so that we can be watching for your envelope.

One of the physical validation dates will be October 28.   We plan to set an additional date option also, and will send that date soon. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at:  CPBryant@ag.tamu.edu

State Swine 2015 Order Form

QUALITY COUNTS

  • Quality County Verification Information – If you plan to participate in any of the majors (Fort Worth, San Antonio, San Angelo, Houston, State Fair of Texas or Star of Texas) you are required to complete the mandated Quality Counts Verification. Once you take the test and pass for your age division you will not have to take the test again, unless you are a junior member, you will then be required to take the senior level test when you reach the appropriate grade level.
  • For Livestock Exhibitors Only – To Practice and Take the Test Click Here.  Please Select 4-H/FFA option to assist if you ever participate in one of the two programs.

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.

Quality Counts Verification Frequently asked Questions

 

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