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Fall Major Validation Day: Major Heifers and Major Lambs/Goats

October 27 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

EVENT INFORMATION:

Exhibitors must purchase validation tags for and physically validate the following animals at this event in order to show:

  • Heifers (this is the last validation for the 2020-2021 year)
  • Major Lamb/Goats (only validation for Spring Major Shows)

Validation Tag Purchase Deadlines:

  • $20 per tag/UIN for Validation orders placed or post-marked by 8/19/20
  • $30 per tag/UIN for Validation orders placed or post-marked by 9/23/20

Purchase Validation Tags Here  Heifer Reminders Lamb/Goat Reminders



HEIFER VALIDATION REMINDERS:

Bastrop County major show livestock exhibitor’s orders for:

  • Breeding Heifer validation for 2020-2021 major shows
  • Only heifers that have not already been validated for major shows, that have changed ownership, or that have changed breed will be required to validate. Once validated, the heifer is eligible until the end of her show career and DOES NOT need to attend major show validation again UNLESS she changes breed or ownership
  • Order what is necessary, the Extension Office does not order extra. Refunds will not be given.
  • Ordering DOES NOT enter a participant into any show.

Prior to attending validation

1. Obtain ORIGINAL registration papers showing:

  • Exhibitor as sole owner
  • Ownership date by July 1, 2020

2. VERIFY identification tattoo/brand on registration paper MATCHES what is physically on heifer. If do not match, options are:

  • Change registration papers to match what is physically on heifer
  • Change heifer (re-brand and/or re-tattoo) to match what is on registration papers
  • Do not validate heifer
  • This refers to identification brands, not ranch holding brands

3. If tattooed, CLEAN heifer’s ears and verify IDENTIFICATION TATTOOS are legible. If not, have heifer re-tattooed. EXCEPTION, do not clean ears if heifer was tattooed within last 7 days.
4. SUBMIT a color copy (scanned or paper) to County Extension Office (Do NOT submit a photograph of registration papers)
5. Vaccinations/health papers NOT REQUIRED for VALIDATION

At validation the following must be present:

1. Animal being validated
2. Registration papers for Breeding Animals (may be emailed to MLMickelson@ag.tamu.edu ahead of time)
3. Parent/guardian – must be present to sign paperwork.

  • Parents may sign for exhibitor if child cannot attend
  • Parents unable to attend must sign waiver & paperwork before validation
  • Ag Teachers CANNOT sign on behalf of parent

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LAMB/GOAT VALIDATION REMINDERS:

Bastrop County major show livestock exhibitor’s orders for:

  • Market Lambs & Goats, Breeding Sheep & Breeding Goats, Wether Dams & Wether Does showing at the Texas Spring Major Shows
  • Order what is necessary, the Extension Office does not order extra. Refunds will not be given.
  • Ordering DOES NOT enter a participant into any show
  • Vaccinations/health papers NOT REQUIRED for VALIDATION

What to do before validation:

  • All TLBA Lambs and TGBA Goats MUST have their TLBA/TGBA Tags in the ear BEFORE coming to validation – they must be recorded on the paperwork at that time. NO EXCEPTIONS. The Validation Committee is not allowed to administer these tags and is not allowed to record the tag number if it is not in the ear before validation under any circumstances.
  • TLBA tags required for the San Angelo Livestock Show
  • Goats have the option of being registered with the ABGA or USBGA with the appropriate tattoos
  • San Antonio will only accept ABGA registration papers for goats, NOT USBGA
  • Breeding Lambs/Goats and Wether Dams/Does may only be registered to one exhibitor
  • Breeding Lamb/Goat Exhibitors need to check to see if the tattoos listed on their registration papers are on the Lamb/Goat in the location listed and are legible BEFORE coming to validation. If they need to be tattooed, please make arrangements with your AST/CEA ahead of time.
  • Decide if your registered Ewe/Doe will be shown as a breeding animal or as a wether dam/doe – they may be validated as one or the other, not both.
  • Check Breeding Lamb/Goat Registration papers: Registration papers for breeding lambs/goats must only have 1 exhibitor listed as the owner and the ownership date must be dated October 1, 2020 or before (note that this is the beginning of this month and is earlier than the others)

What to bring to Validation:

  • Your lambs/goats
  • Breeding Lamb/Goat exhibitors will need to bring an ORIGINAL COLOR copy of their registration papers to be scanned on site – the Validation Committee must keep this copy and send it in with your paperwork (these may be sent ahead of time to MLMickelson@ag.tamu.edu or mailed to the Bastrop County Extension Office)
  • Family email address
  • Family mailing address
  • Physical address where your animal is being kept

Validation Process:

  • For breeding animals, the committee will verify that your lamb/goat has the tattoos & breeder tags listed on your registration papers and check for exhibitor ownership and date
  • The committee will pull a hair sample and tag ALL lambs/goats with a state validation tag
  • The committee will tattoo market animals, all wether dams, and unregistered wether does with the county tattoo number. (Registered wether does will use their flock tattoo number – we will use TGBA tags to determine this)
  • The committee will nose print all lambs
  • Exhibitors, Parent/Guardian, and AST/CEA will complete sign the following documents:
    • Carbon copy validation form
    • 2019-2020 Ethics Policy
    • Hair Card

At validation the following must be present:

1. Animal being validated
2. Registration papers for Breeding Animals (may be emailed to MLMickelson@ag.tamu.edu ahead of time)
3. Parent/guardian – must be present to sign paperwork.

  • Parents may sign for exhibitor if child cannot attend
  • Parents unable to attend must sign waiver & paperwork before validation
  • Ag Teachers CANNOT sign on behalf of parent

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Details

Date:
October 27
Time:
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Event Categories:
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Organizer

Bastrop County 4-H
Phone:
512-581-7186
Email:
MLMickelson@ag.tamu.edu