4-H Livestock

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 whitney.ingram@ag.tamu.edu. Thank you!

Stock Show Entry Forms & Rules

Entries for all Major Livestock Shows are due Monday, November 7th. To ensure that all entries from Bell County 4-H are processed and checked thoroughly, no entries will be accepted after the November 7th deadline!

2023 Major Show Dates

Special Notes:

  1. Paper forms must be filled out completely and submitted with original signatures. Entries without payment will not be accepted. Exact cash or checks can be made payable to the Bell Livestock Coalition. If you would like to pay by credit card, a 3% fee will be added to cover service charges.
  2. Houston entries must be notarized. Parking Passes for Houston are not available for purchase. Complimentary passes are based on total club/chapter entries and the limited number of passes will be shared by exhibitors.
  3. All exhibitors must complete the Quality Counts Certification prior to entry. The course must be completed once as a Junior (grades 3-5), Intermediate (grades 6-8), and Senior (grades 9-12). To register, visit https://www.texaslivestockvalidation.com/qc/qcregister.aspx or view the instructions at QC-Enrollment-INSTRUCTIONS-Exhibitors.


2023 Sandhills Stock Show

Livestock Entry Form:

Sandhills Junior Show Entry Form

Rules: Sandhills Stock Show & Rodeo (sandhillsssr.com)


2023 Fort Worth Stock Show

Livestock Entry Form:

Fort Worth Junior Show Entry Form

Fort Worth Ag Mech Entry Form

(One entry form per animal is required.)

Rules: Livestock Premium List (fwssr.com)


2023 San Angelo Stock Show

Livestock Entry Forms:

San Angelo Junior Show Entry Form

San Angelo Heifer Show Entry Form

San Angelo Ag Mech Entry Form

Premium Book: Premium Book (sanangelorodeo.com)


2023 Texas’ Elite Showcase (Gilts Only)

Gilt Entry Forms: Texas’ Elite Showcase Entry Form

Rules: Rules (texaseliteshowcase.com)


2023 San Antonio Stock Show

Livestock Entry Form: San Antonio Junior Show Entry Form

Rules: Competitive Events (sarodeo.com)


2023 Houston Livestock Show

Livestock Entry Form:

Houston Junior Show Entry Form

Houston Ag Mech Entry Form

Rules: Premium Book (rodeohouston.com)


2023 Rodeo Austin Livestock Show

Livestock Entry Form: Rodeo Austin Junior Show Entry Form

Rules: Premium Book (rodeoaustin.com)

2022-2023 Stock Show Updates from all major shows have been posted!

If you are ready to mark your calendars, book hotels, and take note of important rule changes, please review the 2022-2023 Major Stock Show updates released July 2022. 

2023 Sandhills Stockshow: January 4 – 7

-No pre-set steer weight breaks for 2023.

-Market Lambs must be Texas bred and possess TFWBA tag (different from TLBA).

Sandhills Stock Show & Rodeo (sandhillsssr.com)

2023 Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo: January 13 – February 4

2023 Fort Worth Show Guide

2023 San Angelo Stock Show: February 2 – 19

-For 2023, a $1000 incentive payout will be awarded to 5th-10th placing Texas bred goats tagged with a Texas Goat Breeders Association tag (must be listed on validation form).

-For 2024, all goats must be Texas bred by a TGBA member and possess an official TGBA tag.

 2023 San Angelo Show Guide

2023 San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo: February 9 – 26

-Note schedule changes for gilt shows (new schedule conflict with BCYF).

-No pre-stalling for sheep and goats will be offered (stall by arrival only).

-Premium Arrival Passes will be offered again for 2023.

2023 San Antonio Show Guide

2023 Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo: February 27 – March 19

-Gate passes increase to $50.

-All livestock parking will be moved to the 610 lot.

2023 Houston Livestock Show Guide

2023 Rodeo Austin Livestock Show: March 10 – 25

-Note major schedule changes. This will put the Austin cattle shows before the Houston cattle shows.

2023 Austin Show Guide

Texas 4-H and FFA Livestock Program Ethics Policy

Changes to 2022-2023 Texas 4-H & FFA Livestock Project Ethics Policy

2022-2023-Ethics-Policy Final

Please read the updated 2022-2023 Texas 4-H and FFA Livestock Program Ethics Policy. This policy has new and enhanced verbiage throughout the document, but most specifically, in Rule #3. It is very important that you read and understand this document in its entirety. Please pay special attention to the NEW section of Rule #3 with changes in regards to housing and care for livestock projects. If you have any questions regarding this document, please ask. The exhibitor, parent, County Agent, and County Validation Chairman is required to review and sign this document during each validation.


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 and contact Whitney Ingram.

Market Lamb Classification Guidelines

Lamb Breed Classification Guidelines 

Market Barrow Classification Guidelines

Swine 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.

Market Steer Classification Guidelines

Updated 2022 guidelines coming soon.


For the most up to date information regarding the youth fair visit the BCYF page at: http://agrilife.org/bellctyyouthfair/



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