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.

Upcoming Contests 2018-19

BATTLE ON THE BORDER November 2 & 3, 2018

Prospect Show Jourdanton, November 3, 2018

Colonial Classic Austin County Heifer Show Nov 3, 2018

FREE EVENT Holiday Classic Bell County Expo November 3-4, 2018 FREE EVENT

Dimmit County Prospect Show December 1-2, 2018

Coryell 4-H Christmas Classic December 8-9, 2018


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

Fall Sheep Goat Tags



2018 Bosque County Expo

2019 Bosque Expo Rules and Regs

2019 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)


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.

2018 CTYF Sale – Blue Prints


2018 CTYF Sale – Broilers


2018 CTYF Sale – Cakes


2018 CTYF Sale – Goats


2018 CTYF Sale – Lambs


2018 CTYF Sale – Rabbits


2018 CTYF Sale – Steers


2018 CTYF Sale – Swine


2018 CTYF Buyers Addresses



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 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.

Click here: Take the test & become verified!


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