County Livestock Shows

There are two county fairs Bosque County 4-H members are eligible to participate in.  The Bosque Expo will be held in January in Meridian with a premium sale. The Central Texas Youth Fair will be held in June with a terminal sale.  Exhibitors must secure buyers from buyers groups/etc oneself and read and follow rules for each/either of the county fairs.

2017-18 Validation Schedule

For any questions about livestock projects and/or contests contact Chelsea at 254-435-2331.

Steer & State Fair Validation Orders Letter & Form

2017 -2018_TX4H_Declaration_of_Eligibility



2018 Bosque County Expo


4-Hers Entries Due to the Extension Office – Wednesday, November 8th

 Bosque County Expo 2018 Rules and Regs

2018 Bosque County Expo-Market-and-Meat-Pen-Entry-Form  



June 5 – 9th, 2018

As is the tradition of the CTYF, this county show will include the annual cash sale of livestock and cakes.

This event is open to exhibitors attending Bosque County schools, Valley Mills ISD and Bosque County 4-H members.

Click the link below to view the Central Texas Youth Fair Catalog for 2018

2018 CTYF Catalog – revised

(the above version of the CTYF Catalog was revised and published 3/20/2018)


 Below are the 2018 CTYF Entry Forms:

2018 Ag Mechanics Entry Form

2018 Cake Sale Entry Form 2


2018 Home Economics Entry Form

018 Jackpot Entry Form

2018 Market and Meat Pen Entry Form

Central Texas Youth Fair Native Steer Certification Form 2018

2018 Points ENRTY FORM

2018 CTYF Record Book

2018 Record Quiz Entry Form

2018 CTYF Scholarship

2018 Entry Fee Worksheet

2018 Entry Fee True Worksheet



Upcoming Contests 2017-18

Deadlines listed are Bosque County 4-H deadlines and may be different than those you see on Stock Show Websites or 4-H Connect.

 Explore Guide:

Beef Cattle Explore Guide

Sheep and Goat Explore Guide

quality counts

IMPORTANT – If you plan to show at the major livestock shows or Heart O’ Texas Fair, you must have a Quality Counts verification number BEFORE you turn your entries into the Extension Office.  Bosque County AgriLife Extension recommends that all youth showing livestock, even at the county fair, take the test and become verified.

Texas has the largest number of 4-H and FFA livestock projects in the nation.  With this opportunity comes a responsibility for each exhibitor to learn and demonstrate the highest standards, both in personal character and in the feeding and care of their animals. 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.

Quality Counts helps them learn the importance of using proper livestock management practices so that food quality and safety are preserved.  Verification of Quality Counts is a natural extension of this effort to demonstrate that 4-H and FFA youth have a base knowledge of the principles of quality assurance and good moral character.  Now and in the near future many local and major livestock shows will require that a youth exhibitor demonstrate this base knowledge by taking the online Quality Counts Verification test and obtaining a Verification Number.  Your participation in Quality Counts helps ensure that Texas 4-H and FFA members can continue to be a part of the greatest youth livestock program in the nation.

Click here: Take the test & become verified!


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