Livestock News

Horse Validation

2015 Horse Validation will open on 4-H Connect March 1 through May 1.

  • March 1 – April 15 – $10 per horse
  • April 16 – May 1 – $20 per horse

All horses must be validated or re-validated with payment each year, to be eligible to show at District and State 4-H Horse Shows.

Below are a set of instructions:

  • Instructions for Families – how to validate a new horse or re-validate a horse already in the system

2015 Horse Validation Instructions

 State Fair Lamb & Goat Tag Orders

Time is fast approaching to order ear tags for the 2015 State Fair of Texas 4-H/FFA Lamb & Goat Validation program.

The state deadline for tag orders has been moved earlier this year.   The deadline for tag orders and payment will be Monday, April 6.   Tags will be $13 each.   Please make checks or money orders payable to ELEC.

Please mail orders with payment to:

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service
Tarrant County 4-H
Attention:  Cindy Bryant
PO Box 1540
Fort Worth, TX   76101

2015 State Fair Lamb Goat Order Form

State Steer Validation Tag Orders

It is time to order ear tags for the 2015 – 2016 Texas 4-H/FFA Steer Validation program. The deadline for tag orders and payment will be Wednesday, April 8.   Tags will be $13 each.    An order form has been emailed and is also online at the 4-H website.

Please make checks or money orders payable to ELEC.

Please mail orders with payment  included to:

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service
Tarrant County 4-H
Attention:  Cindy Bryant
PO Box 1540
Fort Worth, TX   76101

State Steer Validation Tag Order form

 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.

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.

 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.

Quality Counts Verification Frequently asked Questions

 Upcoming Tarrant County Jr. Livestock Show Dates

March 4, 2015                        Market Rabbit Validation

6 – 8 pm Boswell Saginaw Chisholm Trail FFA Barn
March 26-28, 2015 Tarrant County Jr. Livestock Show

 

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