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Validation – Major Show Lamb & Goat

October 25 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Date: Wednesday, October 25

Time: 4:30-6:30 pm

Where: Galveston County Fairgrounds (10 Jack Brooks Rd, Hitchcock, TX 77563)

If you are no longer validating an animal that you bought a tag for, please email darla.cox@co.galveston.tx.us and let her know.

The following must be present at validation:

  • Animal being validated
  • Registration Papers – for registered breeding animals (see section below for more info)
  • Parent/Guardian – must be present to sign paperwork (parents unable to attend validation must come to the Extension Office BEFORE validation to sign waiver & paperwork, NO exceptions)
  • Exhibitor – should be present to sign paperwork (parents may sign for exhibitor if child cannot attend)

Exhibitors with registered breeding animals:

  1. Obtain original registration papers that meet ownership requirements
    1. Only exhibitor(s) as owner(s) with no ranch/farm names.
    2. Ownership dates must be on or before October 1 for lambs/goats.
  2. Verify that identifying markings (tattoo/brand) exactly match what is on registration papers. If they don’t match, you can:
    1. Change registration papers to match animal
    2. Change animal to match registration papers
  3. Submit a color copy of registration papers to CEA/AST
    1. If showing under Galveston County 4-H, submit to Leah by October 18, 2023

Families with conflicts must make alternate arrangements prior to validation with:

  • Ag Science Teacher . . . . . . if showing under FFA
  • County Extension Agent . . . . . . if showing under 4-H

Contact Leah Stiles at leah.stiles@ag.tamu.edu or 281-309-5058 if you have any questions.


October 25
4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Event Categories:


4-H & Youth Development
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Galveston County Fairgrounds
#10 Jack Brooks Parks, Hwy 6
Hitchcock, TX 77563 United States
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(409) 986-6010