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.
State Lamb & Goat Tag Orders
It’s time to order ear tags for the 2015-16 Texas 4-H/FFA Lamb, Goat, Breeding Goat & Breeding Sheep Validation Programs. The deadline for ordering tags will be August 10, 2015. Orders may be delivered to the Extension office or mailed in time to be received by August 10. The order form is attached to this email. The Lamb Validation Program, the Goat Validation Program, the Breeding Sheep Validation Program, and the Breeding Goat Validation Program will have one order form. Orders must be in writing; no phone orders accepted.
After the August 10, 2015 deadline, late tags may be ordered if needed at a cost of $25 per tag (plus the original tag fee) for lambs, goats, wether dams and wether does as well as breeding sheep and breeding does. The Texas 4-H and FFA Breeding Boer Goat Validation program includes registered Boer BUCKS and DOES, as well as wether does.
Lambs & Goats validated for the 2015 State Fair of Texas will have to be RE–VALIDATED FOR THE 2016 WINTER/SPRING MAJOR SHOWS. State fair lamb & goat validation tags will not be accepted at the winter/spring major shows.
Texas Lamb Breeders Association tag numbers MUST be in the lambs’ ear and recorded on the validation form at validation. Market lambs must have a Texas Lamb Breeders Association tag to be eligible to compete in the San Angelo Stock Show or receive TLBA recognition at other major shows.
All official validation and tagging will occur during the month of October (October 1-31, 2015).
Major Updates & Changes to the Texas Sheep and Goat Validation Program:
* New single order form for all sheep and goat validation tags.
* Addition of Breeding Boer Does to the State Validation Program.
* Wether dams are now included on Breeding Sheep Validation form.
* Wether does are now included on Breeding Boer Goat Validation form.
* Registration papers for ALL breeding sheep and goats must be reviewed by the County Level State Validation Committee to confirm student’s ownership on or before October 1, 2015.
County AgriLife Extension Agents, Agricultural Science Teachers, and exhibitors should review the major show rules and be aware of requirements regarding state validation programs:
Thanks for your support of the 2015-2016 Texas Lamb, Goat, Breeding Sheep & Breeding Doe Validation Programs. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at CPBryant@ag.tamu.edu or 817-884-1553.
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.