County Livestock ShowsThere 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.
For any questions about livestock projects and/or contests contact Chelsea at 254-435-2331.
2018 Bosque County Expo
2018 CENTRAL TEXAS YOUTH FAIR
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
(the above version of the CTYF Catalog was revised and published 3/20/2018)
2018 CTYF Sales
Completed, stamped, addressed thank you notes must be turned in to the adviser you showed with prior to checks being distributed.
Checks are currently not available for pickup.
Upcoming Contests 2017-18
***Broilers and Ag Mech are included in Calf Scramble***
Deadlines listed are Bosque County 4-H deadlines and may be different than those you see on Stock Show Websites or 4-H Connect.
IMPORTANT – If you plan to show at the major livestock shows or Heart O’ Texas Fair, you must have a Quality Counts verification numberBEFORE 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.