2017-2018 Major Show Steer Tags, Heifer UINs and State Fair of Texas Lamb & Goat Tag orders due.
All payments and a hard copy of the registration paperwork are due in the AgriLife office by April 13th at $15 per tag.
Any additional tags ordered after this date will be $30 per tag.
All major livestock shows require all 4‐H and FFA steers to be validated in the Texas 4‐H/FFA Steer Validation Program and identified appropriately with an official Texas steer tag, nose print, hair sample and tattoo. All steers must be validated between June 1 and June 30, 2017 for 2017 fall shows, 2018 spring shows and Bosque Expo. All State Fair of Texas lambs and goats must be validated between June 1 and June 30, 2017.
Validation for Major Show Steer, State Fair of Texas and Fall Heifer Validation will be Monday, June 26, 2017. You must notify the Extension Office at least ten days prior to this scheduled date to be offered an alternative date.
It should be noted that validation is a proof of ownership as required by major livestock shows in Texas. It does NOT automatically enter exhibitors in a major livestock show or county show.
Chelsea Dorward, CEA – AG/NR