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Validation Day: Major Swine Validation

November 17 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm


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

  • Major market swine & breeding gilts

Validation Tag Purchase Deadlines:

  • $20 per tag/UIN for Validation orders placed or post-marked by 9/16/20
  • $30 per tag/UIN for Validation orders placed or post-marked by 10/14/20

Purchase Validation Tags Here


Bastrop County major show livestock exhibitor’s orders for:

  • Market barrows and breeding gilts 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:

  • Decide where your registered hog will be shown and look up the rules for registration paper requirements – they will be different for each show
  • Check breeding swine Registration papers: Registration papers for breeding hogs may be family validated or validated to 1 exhibitor listed as the owner

What to bring to Validation:

  • Your hogs
  • Gilt 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 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 exhibitor ownership and date
  • The committee will pull a hair sample and tag ALL hogs with a state validation tag
  • The committee will record ear notches
  • Exhibitors, Parent/Guardian, and AST/CEA will complete sign the following documents:
    • Carbon copy validation form
    • 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 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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November 17
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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