Local 4-H Livestock Show Websites
Major Heifer Validation:
Heifer Validation for the 2019 show year will be October 23, 2018 at the Milam County YEB
Price will be $10.00 per heifer. Heifers previously validated will not need to attend.
Major Sheep & Goat Validation: Major sheep and goat validation for Spring Major Shows will be Thursday October 25th 2018 at the Milam County YEB. This is not MCJLS Sheep and Goat tag in. However, if you are a family that is validating sheep or goats for major shows and will be validating a MCJLS only sheep or goat project, you may bring it to tag along with your Major Show projects.
Milam County 4-H Spring Major Show Entry Night will be hosted Thursday, November 8th 4:00-6:00pm at the Milam County Extension Office. This will be a time for any exhibitors to come in and be assisted with filling out entry paperwork and making entry decisions. Also a notary for Houston Entry’s will be on site.
** NEW for 2019** All exhibitors must complete the NEW Quality Counts Certification prior to entry. To register, visit https://www.texaslivestockvalidation.com/qc/qcregister.aspx. Please allow up to two hours to complete all coarse material and take the examination. 2019 Major Show entries cannot be accepted without program completion and new Quality Counts certification number.
The clinic is November 3-4, 2018 at the Bell County Expo. It is FREE!!!! Open to all youth in grades 3-12th. Please see the 4-H AG website for more information! The Holiday Classic Clinics and Prospect Shows are intended to provide an educational opportunity for new families participating in the livestock project area. The main purpose is to teach the basic principles of livestock management as they relate to facilitiy maintenance, selection, nutrition, animal health, handling, showmanship, and transportation. https://counties.agrilife.org/mc4h/4-h-livestock-projects/
The newly updated Quality Counts system is now available to 4-H livestock exhibitors. The new curriculum has been designed to better equip our youth livestock exhibitors with the most relevant and timely information related to the livestock project area. Focused on quality assurance and character education, 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.
**There is a very important one-pager attached with detailed instructions of how students should enroll/login to the course.
ALL EXHIBITORS will need to re-certify under the new system if you plan to show a livestock project at any Major livestock show in Texas.