Livestock News

4-H Youth Livestock
For information regarding 4-H Livestock programs contact Fred M. Hall at

Livestock Resources

  • Texas Youth Livestock and Agriculture – link

Summer Validation Schedule

Livestock validations will be conducted during the month of June.
State Steers
State Heifers
State Fair Lamb & Goats
State Fair Swine

Each student, parent and AST will need to sign the Ethics policy. Also, registration papers will be required for heifers.  Please remember that the registration paper must show the student’s name as the owner (with no other names listed – no partnerships).

We are very grateful to the chapters who have volunteered to host the June validations this year.   This will enable us to have a validation on the north side and the south side of the county.  Please confirm by return email which location you plan to attend.

Thursday, June 9
Ron Whitson Ag Center, Mansfield ISD
9 am-noon

Thursday, June 23
Grapevine Colleyville Ag Barn
9 am-noon

Please contact Fred M. Hall if you have any questions regarding the Validation process.


  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


  • 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

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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