Livestock Validation

Purpose of the State Validation Program. In order for any 4-H/FFA member to make entry into any major livestock show in Texas, their livestock projects must have been validated within the Texas 4-H/FFA Livestock Validation Program. The validation of 4-H/FFA livestock projects occurs annually to establish a permanent identity of the animal and verify ownership by the exhibitor. The validation program helps to ensure all animals are placed on feed and under the direct care of the owner on a designated date. The validation process occurs on a predetermined date established by the State Validation Committee.

At the time of validation, all animals (excluding horses, and heifers) are ear tagged; individual hair sample is collected on each animal to be used for DNA testing to verify identity at a later date; record of exhibitor(s) animal project(s) and code of ethics policy form completed by each 4-H/FFA member. SCROLL DOWN FOR SWINE VALIDATION TAG ORDER.

2022-2023 Lamb & Goat AND Heifer Validation Tag Order Form:

Sheep, Goat & Heifer Validation Tag Orders

  • THIS FORM IS TO ORDER HEIFER, SHEEP & GOAT TAGS FOR MAJOR SHOWS!

    **SHEEP & GOAT - FINAL DEADLINE WILL BE OCTOBER 12TH!! **HEIFER - EARLY DEADLINE WILL BE SEPTEMBER 15TH!!
  • Family Information:

  • Please enter a number from 1 to 6.
  • Tag Orders:

    All Sheep & Goat orders will be $25 per head by OCTOBER 10TH, online order and payment must be received before 5PM!!
  • ALL 2022-2023 SPRING MAJOR SHOWS - (Ft. Worth, Austin, Houston, San Angelo, San Antonio, etc.)
    Price: $25.00
  • ALL 2022-2023 SPRING MAJOR SHOWS - (Ft. Worth, Austin, Houston, San Angelo, San Antonio, etc.) **Registration Papers are Required**
    Price: $25.00
  • ALL 2022-2023 SPRING MAJOR SHOWS - (Ft. Worth, Austin, Houston, San Angelo, San Antonio, etc.)
    Price: $25.00
  • ALL 2022-2023 SPRING MAJOR SHOWS - (Ft. Worth, Austin, Houston, San Angelo, San Antonio, etc.)
    Price: $25.00
  • ALL 2022-2023 SPRING MAJOR SHOWS - (Ft. Worth, Austin, Houston, San Angelo, San Antonio, etc.) **Registration Papers are required**
    Price: $25.00
  • ALL 2022-2023 SPRING MAJOR SHOWS - (Ft. Worth, Austin, Houston, San Angelo, San Antonio, etc.)
    Price: $25.00
  • ALL 2022-2023 SPRING SHOWS - (Ft. Worth, Austin, Houston, San Angelo, San Antonio, etc.) **Registration Papers are Required, paperwork must be in exhibitor name by November 1st**
    Price: $0.00
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  • *Payment must be made to the Coryell County Extension office before order will be processed!

    Mail or bring to : Coryell County 4-H -- 303 Veterans Memorial Loop -- Gatesville, TX 76528

2022-2023 Swine Validation Tag Order Form:

You have missed the early order deadline, please contact the Extension Office at 254-865-2414.

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