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 the Bell County Extension Office at (254) 933-5305. Thank you!

BCFY & Major Show Turkey Order Information

Completed forms are due with payment to the Bell County Extension Office no later than Friday, May 31, 2024.

2025 BCYF & Major Show Turkey Order Form

Poultry Order Information

2025 BCYF Broiler Order Form, Deadline: TBD

25 BCYF Broiler Order Form

2024-2025 Major Show Updates

State Fair of Texas & Heart O’ Texas Fair Updates

2024-2025 Major Livestock Show Updates

Handouts regarding notable changes and updates from all  2024-2025 Major Shows are combined in the link above. Use this information to mark your calendars, book hotel rooms, and note rule changes. Please remember Bell County 4-H will have entry form deadlines in advance of the deadlines listed in the packet. Our Major Show entry day is set for TBD and Fall show deadlines are listed below.

Important Fall Livestock Dates

Please put these dates on your calendars and plan accordingly.

Summer Validation Dates

State Fair  of Texas Sheep and Goats:  June 17, 2024, Bell County Extension Office, 8:30 am – 5:00 pm

State Fair of Texas & Heart O’ Texas Fair Swine Validation: By appointment at the exhibitor or school barn

BCYF/Major Show Steers:  June 24, 2024, Cadence Bank Center, Garth Arena (Dome), 7:00-10:00 am & 4:00 – 6:00 pm

BCYF/Major Show Heifers:  June 24, 2024, Cadence Bank Center, Garth Arena (Dome), 7:00-10:00 am & 4:00 – 6:00 pm

Fall Validation Dates

BCYF/Major Show Sheep and Goats: October 15 and 22, 2024

BCYF/Major Show Heifers: October 21, 2024

BCYF/Major Show Swine: November 18 and 25, 2024


Entry Deadlines for Bell County 4-H

West Texas Fair: TBD

State Fair of Texas and Heart O’ Texas Fair: TBD

All Spring Major Shows: TBD

Bell County Youth Fair: December 1st, 2024

Completing Major Show Entry Forms


Please do NOT put your personal club, ex: Tigertown, Rogers. The shows recognize us as a county!

Bell County 4-H

2025 Major Show Entry Information

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

2025 Major Show Dates & Entry Information

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, view the instruction sheet QC Enrollment Instructions 2023. For help with technical issues, please email learnonline@ag.tamu.edu.

Stock Show Entry Forms & Rules

Links to Junior Show Entry Forms & Websites

2025 Sandhills Stock Show

Sandhills Entry Form

Rules: (sandhillsssr.com)

2025 Fort Worth Stock Show  (1 entry form per animal)

Fort Worth Lamb Entry Form

Fort Worth Goat Entry Form

Fort Worth Breeding Sheep Entry Form

Fort Worth Breeding Sheep Entry Form

Fort Worth Breeding Heifer Entry Form

Fort Worth Steer Entry Form

Rules: (fwssr.com)

2025 San Angelo Stock Show

San Angelo Entry Form

Rules: (sanangelorodeo.com)

2025 Texas’ Elite Showcase (Gilts Only)

Texas Elite Entry Form

Rules: (texaseliteshowcase.com)

2025 San Antonio Stock Show

San Antonio Entry Form

Rules: (sarodeo.com)

2025 Houston Livestock Show

Houston Entry Form

Rules: (rodeohouston.com)

2025 Rodeo Austin Livestock Show

Rodeo Austin Entry Form

Rules: (rodeoaustin.com)

Texas 4-H and FFA Livestock Program Ethics Policy


It is very important that you read and understand this document in its entirety.  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 the Bell County Extension Office.

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 Lamb Classification Guidelines

Lamb Breed Classification Guidelines 

Market Barrow Classification Guidelines

Swine Classification Guidelines

Market Steer Classification Guidelines

Steer Classification Guidelines


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



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