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Heifer Validation

The Texas Major Livestock Shows are participating in a program supported by Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and the Texas Education Agency, Department of Agricultural Education, whereby all 4-H and FFA heifers exhibited at their shows will be required to be validated through the Texas 4-H and FFA Breeding Heifer Validation Program. Heifer projects will be identified appropriately with an official Texas Heifer Validation Unique Identification Number (UIN) barcode. The validation program will utilize the website www.texaslivestockvalidation.com to house and process validation information. Every year there will be two validations for Major Livestock Shows. One will be held in the Spring for the Fall Major Livestock shows and another will be held in the Fall for Spring Major Livestock shows.

Updated 2018 Forms:

How to upload registration papers to texasheifervalidation.com:

June Validation Important Dates:

  • April 1-20, 2019  www.texaslivestockvalidation.com is open for Validation UIN Orders (no upfront cost)
  • May 15, 2019  http://www.texaslivestockvalidation.comis open to ASTs/CEAs for registration paper upload Instructional video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kDb3h8MaDBM
  • June 1 – 30, 2019  Physical Validation Timeline
  • June 30, 2019  Deadline: original registration papers must be in exhibitor’s name
  • July 8, 2019  Registration paper upload and submittal deadline to http://www.texalivestockvalidation.com
  • July 8, 2019  Physical validation paperwork, including DNA hair envelopes, must be postmarked and sent to Texas 4‐H Headquarters (note address change)
  • July 14, 2018  http://www.texaslivestockvalidation.com generates one invoice to Validation Chair for entire county
  • August 21, 2019  Projected deadline for all validation information to be reviewed by Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service
  • September 16, 2019 Projected deadline for Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service to notify all exhibitors with ineligible heifers and major livestock show officials