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) areĀ 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 member.

Spring 2019

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Horse Validation

Your horse must be properly validated to be shown at the District and/or State Horse Show. Horse Validation will be completed through 4-H Connect. Please read instructions carefully.

2019 Horse Validation will open on 4-H Connect

March 1, 2019 to April 15, 2019 – $10.00 per horse

April 16, 2019 to May 1, 2019 – $20.00 per horse

May 2, 2019 to May 5, 2019 – $250.00 per horse

All horses must be validated or re-validated with payment each year, to be eligible to show at District and State 4-H Horse Shows.

Horse Validation Instructions for Families

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