Validation & Major Show

Validation & Orders

The Texas 4-H and FFA Livestock Validation Program confirms ownership and ensures that youth exhibitors are actively engaged with their livestock projects. Validation components may include ear tags, tattoo, hair sample, nose prints and/or a Unique Identification Number.

We do NOT validate for the Fort Bend County Fair or Needville Youth Fair.
(See “Other” page for links to those shows for info)

CLICK HERE – Validation Online Order Forms

Fall Validation for Spring Majors Tag Order Fees
Early Late
Lamb/Goat: $20.00 per head August 21st – August 30th Lamb/Goat: $30.00 per head August 31st – October 6th
Heifer: $30.00 per head August 21st – August 30th
Heifer: $35.00 per head August 31st – October 6th
 

 

Species: Order Info For Spring & Fall Shows: Availability: Validation Date, Time, & Location:
Broiler
(State Fair)
Due: May 29, 2023

Order Form

4-H
FFA: See AST
(Pick Up Time & Location TBD)
Broiler
(Houston/San Antonio/Austin)
Due: September 21, 2023

Order Form

4-H
FFA: See AST
(Pick Up Time & Location TBD)
Dog
(State Dog Show)
December 4-H ONLY Validate in 4-H Online
Heifer
(Fall Major Shows)
Spring- Early: February – April 2023; Late: April – May 2023
*See Link Above To Order
4-H & FFA June 12, 2023 4:00-7 PM
FBC Fairgrounds – Barn H
Heifer
(Spring Major Shows)
Fall – August – October 2023
*See Link Above To Order
4-H & FFA October 23, 2023 4:00-7 PM
FBC Fairgrounds – Barn H
Horse
(District 9 & Texas 4-H Horse Shows)
Early: April ;  Late: May
Information
4-H ONLY March – May
(4-H Online)
Lamb/Goat
(Fall Major Shows)
Spring- Early: February – April 2023; Late: April – May 2023
*See Link Above To Order
4-H & FFA June 14, 2023 4:00-7 PM
FBC Fairgrounds – Barn H
Lamb/Goat
(Spring Major Shows)
Fall – Early: August 2023; Late: August – October 2023
*See Link Above To Order
4-H & FFA October 24, 2023 4:00-7 PM
FBC Fairgrounds – Barn H
Steer
(All Major Shows)
ALL – Early: February – April 2023; Late: April – May 2023
*See Link Above
4-H & FFA June 12, 2023 4:00-7 PM
FBC Fairgrounds – Barn H
Swine
(Fall Major Shows)
Spring – Early: April 1st – April 28th;  Late: April 29th- June 2nd
Instructions Order Form
4-H
FFA: See AST
Date & Time: TBA
Location: TBD
Swine
(Spring Major Shows)
Fall – Early: TBA;  Late: TBA
*See Link Above
4-H
FFA: See AST
Date & Time: TBA
Location: TBD
Turkey
(Houston/San Antonio/Austin)
Due: August 14, 2023
Order Form
4-H
FFA: See AST
(Pick Up Time & Location TBD)

Major Show Entry Nights

Fort Worth Stock Show- October 30, 2023, from 4 to 8pm in the Extension Office.

San Antonio, San Angelo, Houston, and Austin- November 6 & 7 2023 from 4-8pm in the Extension Office.

Major Show Entry Nights allow a one-on-one appointment with the agent to answer questions, complete sign up, and payment for upcoming major shows. Appointments are required and can be made by selecting from the below flyers for the major show or major show event that you would like to participate in. Please remember that the purchase of validation tags or birds does not automatically enter an individual into a show.

REMINDER: Contest entries are also due these nights and will require names of all team members and payment for entire team at time of registration.

 


1 Fort WorthJan. 12 – Feb. 4, 2024
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1 San AngeloFeb. 1 – Feb. 18, 2024
Website
TBD
Website
1 San AntonioFeb.8 – Feb. 25, 2024
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1 HoustonFeb. 27 – Mar. 17, 2024
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UPDATES
Rio Grande Valley
Mar. 7 – Mar. 17, 2024
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1 AustinMar. 8 – Mar. 23, 2024
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1 State Fair - Big TexSept. 29 – Oct. 22, 2023
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Heart O’ Texas
Oct. 5 – Oct. 15, 2023
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Don’t forget to complete the Eligibility Form!

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