Major livestock show projects of steers, heifers, market lambs, market goats and swine must be validated and ear-tagged in the months of June, October and November. Ear tags for the major shows must be ordered prior to tagging dates. Market poultry orders are due in August for major livestock shows.
Watch the 4-H newsletter and 4-H newspaper articles for information and updates regarding tag order dates and validation dates.
Major Show Entry Night
Major Show Entry Night, held at the Extension Office, is an opportunity for 4-H families to complete entry forms for major livestock shows. Changes to show rules and schedules will be discussed. A Notary Public will be on hand.
Each exhibitor must have:
Current 4-H Enrollment via 4-H Online
Quality Counts Verification Number
Review each livestock show’s website for possible changes in rules, requirements and schedules.
The 4-H member is responsible for qualifying under each livestock show’s rules.
2020-2021 TEXAS MAJOR LIVESTOCK SHOWS
|STATE FAIR OF TEXAS
Sep 23 – Oct 2, 2020
|HEART O’ TEXAS FAIR & RODEO
Oct 8 – 18, 2020
|FORT WORTH STOCK SHOW AND RODEO
Jan 15 – Feb 6, 2021
|SAN ANGELO STOCK SHOW & RODEO
Feb 4 – 21, 2021
|SAN ANTONIO STOCK SHOW & RODEO
Feb 11 – 28, 2021
|HOUSTON LIVESTOCK SHOW & RODEO
Mar 2 – 21, 2021
|RIO GRANDE VALLEY LIVESTOCK SHOW
More Information Coming Soon
Mar 13 – 27, 2021
The newly updated Quality Counts system is now available to 4-H livestock exhibitors. The new curriculum has been designed to better equip our youth livestock exhibitors with the most relevant and timely information related to the livestock project area. Focused on quality assurance and character education, Quality Counts is designed to teach young people the importance of displaying good character in carrying out livestock projects, and in every aspect of their lives.
**There is a very important one-pager attached with detailed instructions of how students should enroll/login to the course.
ALL EXHIBITORS will need to re-certify under the new system if you plan to show a livestock project at any major livestock show in Texas.