Livestock News

Tarrant County Jr. Livestock Show

The Tarrant County Junior Livestock Show and 8th Annual Youth Fair will be held on March 26-27-28, 2015 at the Will Rogers Memorial Center Swine Barn in Fort Worth, Texas.  For 4-H members all entries need to be submitted to your club manager by the due date designated by your club manager.  The club manager will turn all forms in to the TCJLS by January 24, 2015. Please read the rule book carefully before completing your entry form.

TCJLS Rule Book for 2015 Show

2015TCJLSA list of classes

TCJLS Exhibitor Eligibility Form (not academic eligibility form)

Code of Conduct

TCJLS Livestock Entry Form

Youth Fair Entry Form Universal

Youth Fair Recipe Form

Rabbit Entry 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.

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. or, please give us 24 hours to get back with you as we are working with our family & consumer sciences agent that has their own responsibilities and programming.

Each show has a website with all their entry information listed.  Be sure you are familiar will all rules and dates for each show you want to enter.  You can download forms at home and have them filled out before you come, this will speed up the process (this is highly recommended).

If you are interested in participating in the open show feel free to enter those events and pay for them separately.

If you miss or cannot make it to entry day, the process is as follows:

  • All paperwork must be completely filled out with signatures of exhibitor and parent, animal information and all registration fees/passes marked; (still leave a copy of animal paperwork)
  • Please drop off your packet to the Extension office receptionist desk, you will be provided a receipt and your entry will be taken care of;
  • There is no need to make an appointment, our office hours are 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Monday-Friday

Please do not leave your entry with anyone other than Texas A&M AgriLife Extension-Tarrant County personnel.

Please note, there will not be an opportunity to ask questions about your entry paperwork.  Contact your 4-H club manager if you have questions, they can direct you to a livestock leader in your club or in the county.

The deadline to drop off paperwork in Tarrant County for each show is below:

Fort Worth Stock Show-Wednesday, November 12
All other shows by Friday, November 14

If you miss this date, there will be a late fee assessed, that amount is set by each stock show entity, for the entry.

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

Tarrant County Jr. Livestock Show Broiler Order

It is time once again to place your orders for broilers for the 2015 Tarrant County Junior Livestock Show.  The orders are due on December 10, 2014.  The cost is $1.75 for each broiler with a minimum order of 10.  Payment must accompany order. Please make your check payable to the Tarrant County Junior Livestock Association. NO CASH will be accepted, payment can only be made with a check or money order.  Order form is located on the Tarrant 4-H website under Livestock News.

Tarrant County Jr. Livestock Show anticipates delivery of broilers on February 13 at Brewer High School located at 1025 @. Loop 820 N., Fort Worth, Texas 76108. Make sure you provide us with a valid e-mail address so that we will be able to notify you of the specific delivery instructions when they become available.

This year all orders will be sent to the Tarrant County Jr. Livestock Show Poultry Superintendent Regina Watkins. Please do not send any orders to the 4-H office as this would delay your order from arriving by the deadline to the show. All questions regarding the ordering process or specific questions regarding poultry in regards to the show must be addressed to Regina Watkins.  Her email is .

2014-2015 TCJLS Broiler Order

 Upcoming Tarrant County Jr. Livestock Show Dates

December 6, 2014                      Breeding Date for Rabbits

December 13                                  County Tag In

8 – 11 am Boswell Saginaw Chisholm Trail FFA Barn

1 – 3 pm Crowley FFA Barn

January 24, 2015                           TCJLS Entry Deadline

Code of Conduct, TCJLS Eligibility Form, Bake Goods Form & Checks

February 18, 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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