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Validation Major Show Lamb, Goat, Swine (State Fair/Heart of TX)

June 15 @ 4:30 pm - 7:30 pm

  • June 15, 2023 at the Santa Fe Ag Barn (13405 4th 1/2 St, Santa Fe, TX 77510)
  • Lamb/Goat from 4:30 – 6:00 p.m.
  • Swine from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.

If you are no longer validating an animal, please email darla.cox@co.galveston.tx.us

The following MUST be present AT VALIDATION 

  1. Animal being validated
  2. Registration papers for REGISTERED breeding animals (see section below for more info)
  3. Parent/Guardian must be present to sign paperwork (parents unable to attend validation must come to Extension Office BEFORE validation to sign waiver & paperwork, NO exceptions)
  4. Exhibitor should be present to sign paperwork (parents may sign for exhibitor if child cannot attend)

Exhibitors with REGISTERED breeding projects, BEFORE validation you must:

  1. Obtain ORIGINAL Registration Papers that meet ownership requirements
    • Sheep/Goat: Only exhibitor(s) as owner(s) with NO RANCH/FARM names. Ownership date on or before June 30.
    • Swine: Only exhibitor(s) as owner(s) with NO RANCH/FARM names. Ownership date on or before June 30.
  2. VERIFY that the identifying markings (tattoo/flock tag) on registration papers EXACTLY MATCH what is physically on the animal. If they don’t match you can:
    • Change registration papers to match animal
    • Change animal (tattoo/tag) to match registration papers
  3. SUBMIT a color copy of registration papers to CEA/AST
    • Lamb/Goat: submit papers to the County Extension Office by June 11, 2023
    • Swine: submit papers to your AST/CEA by their deadline
      • If showing under Galveston County 4-H, submit to Leah by June 11, 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



June 15
4:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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Santa Fe FFA Ag Barn
13405 4 1/2 Street
Santa Fe, TX 77510 United States
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