4-H Validation Info. & Orders

Payments-

Please mail ( 9020 Airport Rd.; Conroe, TX  77303) or drop off payment to the 4-H office.

You cannot pay online for your tags.

ALL orders must be submitted through the online order form. Each species has its own order form.

There is lots of information on this page, please be sure to read the validation information for the species you are ordering tags for.

**Please make note…..Filtering through emails requesting to add/remove/change in any way your order can become quite time consuming. Wile I try my best, if something should be missed based off of an “I sent you an email” you’re responsible for your online order. All orders must be submitted through the online order form.

 


Heifer Validation 

Order Forms:  HEIFERS

Order deadline: September 14, 2022

$17/tag

There is one order deadline for heifer UIN’s. All orders due by this date.

 

Validation:

Date: Monday, October 24, 2022       Time:  4:00-7:00pm          Location: Montgomery County Fairgrounds

a Sign-Up genius link will be sent prior to validation for sign up times.

If you have not validated your heifer before, or if the heifer has been validated but has changed ownership, registration papers must be in the exhibitor’s name.

If a heifer has been validation previously, unless something on her registration papers has changed, she is validated for her show career and does not need to be re-validated.

 


Sheep & Goat Validation   

Order Forms:

Order deadlines:

August 25, 2022 – $17/tag

Late Orders – October 4, 2022 – $25/tag

 

Validation:

Date:  Tuesday, October 25, 2022           Time:  4:00-7:00pm          Location: Montgomery County Fairgrounds

a Sign-Up genius link will be sent prior to validation for sign up times.

Any member who would like to show a lamb or goat at the Major shows must complete the validation process, including ordering tags and coming to validation. TLBA tags must be in lambs Ears before it can be marked on the validation form.

 

**State Fair of Texas Validation requirement changes –

State Fair will be requiring validation for registered breeding sheep, registered breeding goats, wether/commercial dams, and wether/commercial does.

**Breeding Sheep and Breeding Goat Validation program changes –

TX Lamb and Goat Validation will be offering a “Roll-Over Breeding Sheep and breeding Goat Program”

What does this impact?  registered breeding sheep, registered breeding goats, wether/commercial dams, and wether/commercial does ONLY

Who does this NOT impact?  market lambs and market goats

What does this mean?  Beginning June 1, 2021, registered breeding sheep, registered breeding goats, wether/commercial dams, and wether/commercial does will have 3 total years of eligibility UNLESS A CHANGE OF OWNERSHIP TAKES PLACE.   This will be offered during major show validation as well.

Put plainly – if you validate for State Fair during the June 2021 validation period, your validation will be eligible until June 2024, unless a change of ownership occurs during that time, then you must re-validate.   If you validate during the October 2021 validation period for major shows, your validation will be eligible until October 2021, unless a change of ownership occurs during that time, then you must re-validate.

 


Swine Validation 

Order Form:   SWINE

Order deadlines:

September 14, 222  –  $17/tag

Late Orders– October 4, 2022 –   $20/tag

 

Validation:

Date: Tuesday, November 29, 2022          Time:  4:00-7:00pm          Location: Montgomery County Fairgrounds

a Sign-Up genius link will be sent prior to validation for sign up times.

Any member who would like to show a pig at the State Fair of Texas must first complete the validation process, including ordering tags, coming to validation, and attending Fall show entry day.

Swine Classification Guidelines

 


Steer Validation

Order Form:  STEER

Order deadlines:  2023 orders will open in Spring 2023

–  $22/tag

–  $25/tag

 

Validation:

Date:   Monday, June 27, 2022        Time:  4:00-7:00pm          Location: Montgomery County Fairgrounds

a Sign-Up genius link will be sent prior to validation for sign up times.

Any member who would like to show a Steer at any of the Major Shows must first complete the validation process, including ordering tags and coming to validation.

This is the only major show steer validation for the 2022 Fall and 2023 Spring major shows.

 

Steer Validation Change:

Texas Youth Livestock and Agriculture will be eliminating steer nose prints for the 2021-2022 steer validation season. This change is a positive step in the directions of enhanced accuracy and efficiency for steer validation. This change has been vetted and approved by the TCAAA Animal Industries Committee, the ATAT Major Livestock Show Advisory Committee, and our major livestock show partners.

The exclusion of nose prints from the validation process will allow for more in-depth and exact information related to confirming steer identity by relying largely on DNA tests. In previous years, we have run DNA comparisons on about 150-160 steers per year. Our current plan is to increase this testing volume to about 430 DNA comparisons each year. This more-than-double increase will allow for a more precise comparison for steer validation. Efficiency will also be increased at the time of validation as you all will not have to do the sometimes tedious and time-consuming process of taking nose prints. Due to increased DNA comparisons and associated costs, the price of steer validation will increase

 

 

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