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!

Bell County 4-H Major Show Entry Forms & Bell County Youth Fair Entry Link

The Bell County Youth Fair Entries are due online by December 1st at 5:30 PM. 

BCYF website  https://agrilife.org/bellctyyouthfair/

Fair Catalog   https://agrilife.org/bellctyyouthfair/files/2021/10/2022-Catalog-Copy-1.pdf

Horse Book   https://agrilife.org/bellctyyouthfair/files/2021/10/2022-Horse-Book-FINAL-PROOF.pdf

Online Entries  https://bell.fairwire.com/

The Bell County 4-H Major Show Entry Deadline is November 9th! We will accept entries November 1st – 9th. 

2022 Sandhills Stock Show Entry Form: Sandhills Entry Form / Rules: Sandhills Stock Show & Rodeo (sandhillsssr.com)

2022 Fort Worth Stock Show Entry Form: Fort Worth Entry Form / Rules: Livestock Premium List (fwssr.com)

2022 San Angelo Stock Show Entry Forms and Premium Book: Entries & Premium Book (sanangelorodeo.com)

Texas’ Elite Showcase Entry Forms: Texas’ Elite Entry Form / Rules: Rules (texaseliteshowcase.com)

2022 San Antonio Stock Show Entry Form: San Antonio Entry Form / Rules: Premium List (sarodeo.com)

2022 Houston Livestock Show Entry Form: Houston Entry Form / Rules: Premium Book (rodeohouston.com)

2022 Rodeo Austin Livestock Show Entry Form: Austin Entry Form / Rules: Premium Book (rodeoaustin.com)

Please visit the show websites to access forms for Calf Scramble, Ag Mechanics, and Individual Contests. All team contest entries will be collected by the team coach. If you have any questions, contact Whitney Ingram for help. 

All required paperwork must be filled out completely and turned in with original signatures. Emailed forms will not be accepted. 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 your invoice  to cover service charges. Please make sure to fill Bell County 4-H in the Club/Chapter section rather than your community club.

To ensure that all entries from Bell County 4-H are processed and checked thoroughly, no entries will be accepted after the November 9th deadline.

2021 BCYF/Major Show Validation Dates

All validations listed below will take place at the Bell County EXPO from 4:00 – 7:00 PM. 

BCYF/Major Show Swine Validation: Monday, November 22nd and 29th

Please remember, major show tags must be ordered in advance. If extra tags are available, these fees will increase by $5/tag if placed after the deadline.

County only tags will be purchased on-site for $5.00 the night of validation.

Unregistered Heifer Exhibitors: Please request BCYF forms from Cheri.OBraden@ag.tamu.edu prior to validation and return completed paperwork at validation. 

Special Notes for Major Show Validations

Special Notes for Swine Validations

  • All Market Barrows, Registered Gilts, and Crossbred Gilts will need to be validated.
  • Registration papers must be uploaded for all major shows (Grandstand, The Elite, San Antonio, San Angelo, and Houston). For Registered gilts, a color PDF copy of the original registration papers should be emailed to your County Extension Agent or Ag Teacher by December 1, 2021.
  • Any pig (barrow or gilt) entering the holding/sift pen without a state validation tag will be disqualified and sent to the floor truck.

2021-2022 Show Updates

Files that include updates from major stock shows for the 2021-2022 year are posted below. Most of the spring shows included dates, judges and a summary of rule/schedule changes.

2021 State Fair of Texas Schedule

2021 Heart O’ Texas Fair Updates

2022 Fort Worth Stock Show Updates

2022 San Angelo Stock Show Updates

2022 San Antonio Stock Show Updates

2022 Houston Livestock Show Updates

2022 Rodeo Austin Updates

 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

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

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.


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



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