Please scroll through the page below to see all of the latest 4-H livestock project information. If you have any questions about the information on this page, please contact Whitney Grantham at (254) 933-5305 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you!
Major Livestock Show Entries
Major Show Livestock Show Entry Day: November 5, 2020; 8:00am—6:00 pm at the Bell County Extension Office
Use the links provided to pre-fill and print all required entry forms. Copies of these forms will also be available by request at the Bell County Extension Office. Please know your child’s birthdate, social security number, and Quality Counts number. Only checks or exact cash will be accepted; NO CREDIT CARDS! Checks should be made payable to the: Bell Livestock Coalition.
2021 Sandhills Stock Show in Odessa – Due November 5th
2021 San Angelo Livestock Show – Due November 5th
2021 San Antonio Livestock Show – Due November 10th
Texas’ Elite Show Showcase – Due November 10th
2021 Houston Livestock Show – Due November 10th
2021 Rodeo Austin Livestock Show – Due November 10th
2020 Fall Validation Dates
Please put these dates on your calendars and plan accordingly.
2021 BCYF/Major Show Swine Validation
Monday, November 23rd and Tuesday, November 24th from 4:00 – 7:00 pm at the Bell County EXPO
Texas 4-H and FFA Livestock Program Ethics Policy
Rule #3 of the Texas 4-H and FFA Livestock Program Ethics Policy states that exhibitors and immediate family/guardians are responsible for providing the primary and continuous daily care of livestock projects throughout the validation period. However, there are certain instances when the livestock may be outside of the direct care of the livestock exhibitor, their family, or their supervising County Extension Agent/Agriculture Science Teacher. These instances and the third-party providing care must be approved as noted in Rule #3. This form is to serve as an approval process for state validated livestock projects requesting to be outside of the care of the above listed parties for certain livestock management practices. For more information about Rule #3 or if this form is applicable for your situation, please review the Texas 4-H and FFA Livestock Program Ethics Policy: https://texasyouthlivestock.com/.
Market Lamb Classification Guidelines
The guidelines will be implemented on the state-level at the 2020 State Fair of Texas and Heart of Texas Fair.
Please know, there will also be an educational resource to be paired with the guidelines to increase accuracy and understanding of lamb classification. The resource, with actual pictures of lambs, will be released in the coming weeks, but we wanted to get the current guidelines to you for your reference and use. See the link below.
Market Barrow Classification Guidelines
Please reference the premium book of each show for all rules and regulations regarding entries and classification as they take precedence over this information
2021 BCYF Livestock Judges
SHEEP – Shawn Ramsey
GOATS – Keaton Dodd
SWINE – Nathan Ray
CATTLE – Jack Ward
RABBITS – David Cardinal
POULTRY – Steve Gardner
For the most up to date information regarding the youth fair visit the BCYF page at: http://agrilife.org/bellctyyouthfair/