Lamb & goat validation next week
By Sam Womble County Extension agent
Lamb and Goat Validation for 4-H and FFA members will take place from 5 pm to 7 pm on Tuesday, Oct. 15 and Thursday, Oct. 17 at Mansfield Park.
Any market lamb or goat that will be shown at the county or major livestock shows must be validated. Breeding Sheep for major stock shows will also be validated.
We will ear tag, tattoo, nose-print, and collect hair for a DNA Assay on all state validated lambs. State validated goats will be ear tagged, tattooed and have hair collected. County Show only validated lambs and goats will be ear tagged and tattooed.
There will be two lines; one for lambs and one for goats. The lamb line will form to the left as you approach the showbarn, the goat line to the right. Both lines will turn and go between the Showbarn and White Pole Barn. They will exit behind the recreation center. Do not unload your animals until you get up to the validation tables. We will begin at 5 pm.
Exhibitors and parent/guardian must be present to complete and sign paperwork.
If you have not purchased your validation tag or have a conflict with the validation date, please contact the County Extension Office at 830-796-7755, or your respective Ag Science Teacher.
Educational programs of the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service are open to all people without regard to race, color, sex, disability, religion, age, or national origin.