07/22/20 Email Blast: Major Validation Information & Livestock Show Updates


Hello and Happy Wednesday!

We hope all of you are doing well!  As we are moving into the fall and preparing for the start of the 2020-2021 Livestock Show season, we wanted to pass on some updates and information to assist you in planning for upcoming shows.  The shows are currently still planning on hosting the livestock exhibition portion of their shows at this point in time.  Please note that may change as we get more COVID updates from our state and local health authorities.  We’ll share information and updates as we receive them.

Major Livestock Show Validations:

Local Show Updates:

  • Bastrop Area Livestock Show: https://bastrop.agrilife.org/bals/
    • Has a website!  – we are working on adding information as we receive it
    • Tentative Schedule and Updated Rules have been posted
    • As a reminder – be sure to look over the validation entry dates and let us know if you have any questions
    • Please remember that the meeting attendance requirements have been suspended for the 2021 show; howeverfamilies are still expected to be aware of the schedule, rules, and other requirements normally communicated at the meetings.
  • Elgin Livestock Show: https://www.elginlivestockshowassociation.com/livestock-show-youth-fair
    • Reminders:        
      • Membership deadline has been moved to October 1, 2020
      • All show Livestock Show and Youth Fair entries will be due by November 1, 2020
      • Updated rules for ownership and validation
    • The 2020 rules are currently posted; however, the updates to those rules are also noted on the website.

Major Livestock Show Updates:

Below are the current updates that we have received for the Major Livestock Shows.  We are expecting more updates during the first week of August after the 4-H Agents’ Conference – stay tuned for those updates.  The Heart of Texas and State Fair shows have started releasing some information, so we have a couple of tentative entry deadlines included below.  Those may change depending on what timeline the shows give us for entries and how soon they release their entry forms.  Please click on the links below to see the updates that have been shared with us.

That is all we have for now for livestock – please let us know if you have any questions and have a fantastic week!


Mellanie L. Mickelson
Bastrop County Extension Agent – 4-H & Youth Development
Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Services

P.O. Box 650 | 901 Pecan Street | Bastrop, TX 78602
p: (512) 581-7186 | c: (512) 522-9174 | f: (512) 581-7187

Website – https://bastrop.agrilife.org
Blog – www.bastrop4h.blogspot.com
Facebook – www.facebook.com/BastropCounty4H

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