Livestock News

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.

The Livestock Project Sheet is due for renewing members on October 1, 2014.

Livestock Project Registration Form

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.

State Heifer & Swine Validations

State Heifer Validation (heifers only ) will  take place on Wednesday, October 22, 2014 at the Grapevine Ag Barn from  3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

State Swine Validation will take place on Monday, November 10 at the Mansfield FFA Barn Reed-Stewart Ag Center from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m.

State Swine Validation will take place on Wednesday, November 19 at the Grapevine Ag Barn from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m.


Sewell Ag Center is located at 1800 Cleburne Crowley Rd., Crowley, TX 76036

Grapevine Ag Barn is located at 3223 Mustang Dr., Grapevine, TX 76051

Mansfield Ag Center is located at theRon Whitson Ag Science Center at 6069 Mansfield Retta Rd Burleson Tx. 76063

If you have any questions regarding these validations please contact Marian Ross at

Major Livestock Show Entry Day

Sign-up Day for Major Stock Shows – Fort Worth, San Antonio, Houston, San Angelo and STAR (Austin) will be Tuesday, November 11th  from   2:30 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. at the Tarrant County Extension Office.  Parking is NOT validated for this event.

This sign-up day includes all contests associated with these stock shows; except for open, all open show entry will need to be done by the participant.

For each eligible exhibitor you must have:

¨ Current, paid active 4H enrollment on 4HConnect,

¨ A verified Quality Counts number,

¨ Social Security Number

¨ Each breeding animal a copy of the registration paper(s).

Bring payment in the form of a check or money order.  If paying with cash you must have the exact amount as we cannot make change.

Here are the links for the major shows.  Be familiar with their rules, updates, and times before coming to the office as this will assist in speeding up the process.  Some shows already have forms available online while others do not.

Ft Worth
San Antonio
San Angelo
STAR (Austin)

If you have any questions or concerns about signing up for any stock show please call or email Marian Ross immediately at 817-884-1294 or .

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


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