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 SHEEP, GOAT & Heifer & SWINE INFO!

2021 State Fair of Texas Sheep, Goat & Swine Validation Tag Order Form – KEEP SCROLLING FOR STEER & HEIFER!!

The early order deadline for sheep & goats has passed, please call the Coryell County Extension Office 254.865.2414.


2021-2022 Steer Tag & Heifer UIN Order

  • Orders & Payment are due to the Coryell County Extension Office before final order deadline!

    Tags ordered for STEERS are for Coryell County Youth Fair AND ALL Major Livestock Shows; HEIFER UINs will be required for any heifers planning to show at the State Fair of Texas in Dallas and/or the Heart O' Texas Fair in Waco.
  • Family Information:

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

  • Price: $22.00 Quantity:
  • Price: $0.00 Quantity:
    Heifer payment will be $17 per head, due at time of physical validation.
  • $0.00
  • Please mail or bring your payment by the deadline to:

    Coryell County 4-H -- 303 Veterans Memorial Loop -- Gatesville, TX 76528

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