Upcoming Livestock Shows and Clinics
Buckles on the Bosque – October 25, 2020 at the Clifton Fairgrounds (sheep, goat, cattle, swine)
29th Annual Holiday Classic will be held on October 31 – November 1, 2020 at the Bell County Expo Center in Belton. This FREE event is open to all FFA & 4-H Members with lambs, goats, cattle or swine projects. The Holiday Classic Clinics and Prospect Shows are intended to provide an educational opportunity for new families participating in the livestock project area. The main purpose is to teach the basic principles of livestock management as they relate to facility maintenance, selection, nutrition, animal health, handling, showmanship, and transportation.
Bosque Expo (held in Meridian)
January 18, 2020
2020 CENTRAL TEXAS YOUTH FAIR (held in Clifton)
June 2 -6th, 2020
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 2020
There will only be a jackpot heifer show for Bosque County residents only.
All other jackpot shows have been cancelled.
Concession Stand will be open with minimal offerings.
Sale is only for buyers to attend – no spectators.
There will be: No Pre-4-H Shows (swine/lamb/goat)
No Pet Show on Saturday morning
No Watermelon Social
2020 Entry Forms
CTYF Scholarship – Updated 3-25-2020
For any questions about livestock projects and/or contests contact Chelsea at 254-435-2331.
Deadlines listed are Bosque County 4-H.
Bosque 4-H deadlines may be different than those you see on stock show websites, 4-H Connect, rulebooks or by other counties.
IMPORTANT – If you plan to show at any of the major livestock shows, 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.