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 Ingram at (254) 933-5305 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you!
2021 West Texas Fair Livestock Show Entries
If you are planning to attend the West Texas Fair, livestock entries are due to Whitney Ingram at the Bell County Extension Office by Monday, July 26th!
To download entry forms, please visit: https://www.taylorcountyexpocenter.com/events/west-texas-fair-rodeo/livestock-shows
Please submit appropriate paperwork with payment for all entries on or before July 26th. Exact cash or checks can be made payable to the Bell Livestock Coalition. If you would like to pay by Credit Card, Whitney can send you an invoice. Please note that all Credit Card payments will incur a 3% fee.
2021 State Fair of Texas & Heart O’ Texas Fair Entry Deadlines & Stalling Requests
State Fair Of Texas: Due to CEO by Wednesday, August 18th, 2021
Heart O’ Texas Fair and Rodeo: Due to the CEO by Wednesday, September 1st, 2021
Entry forms for the above shows will be available at the CEO and posted online starting August 1st. When filling out your entry forms for statewide shows, please use Bell County 4-H rather than your specific club name. If you have any further questions please contact Whitney at Whitney.Grantham@ag.tamu.edu. Please submit appropriate paperwork with payment for all entries on or before the respective deadlines. Exact cash or checks can be made payable to the Bell Livestock Coalition. If you would like to pay by Credit Card, Whitney can send you an invoice. Please note that all Credit Card payments will incur a 3% fee.
Save the Date for Local Show Opportunities!
Central Texas State Fair: September 3rd – 5th, 2021
On Saturday, we will host our lamb, goat, steer, and heifer jackpot shows, but this year, a swine jackpot show has been added to Sunday!
Holiday Classic Clinic and Jackpot Show: November 6th -7th, 2021
This will be the 30th annual Holiday Classic! Remember, this show is completely FREE for exhibitors and their families. There will be high quality educational clinics, great food, and awesome giveaways as always! If you or your business would like to be a sponsor of this event to help keep it FREE for attendees, please let us know!
2021 Holiday Classic Flyer Coming Soon!
2021 BCYF/Major Show Validation Dates
All validations listed below will take place at the Bell County EXPO from 4:00 – 7:00 PM. Please remember, major show tags must be ordered in advance.
BCYF/Major Show Sheep and Goat Validation: Tuesday, October 19th and 26th
BCYF/Major Show Heifer Validation: Monday, October 25th
BCYF/Major Show Swine Validation: Monday, November 22nd and 29th
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
For the most up to date information regarding the youth fair visit the BCYF page at: http://agrilife.org/bellctyyouthfair/