Grayson County Livestock Validation Tag Orders

Learn more about the Texas 4-H/FFA Livestock Validation

Grayson County 4-H will be submitting validation tag orders for 2021 steers, new heifers, and for State Fair swine, goat, and lamb. See the information below:

Steer and Heifer Tag/UIN Ordering

  • Orders Open: April 1st
  • Last day for REGULAR Tag Orders: April 15th
  • Last day for LATE Tag Orders: June 20th
  • Validation fee for Steers
    • $25 per head April 1-April 15
    • $30 per head April 16-June 23
    • Payment due with tag orders
  • Validation fee for Heifers
    • $15 per head uploaded by July 8
    • Payment will be due at the time of  physical validation

Deadline for validating all steers and heifers will be June 30, 2021.

Swine Tag Ordering – State Fair and Heart of Texas (ONLY)

  • Orders Open: April 1st
  • Last day for REGULAR Tag Orders: April 25th
  • Last day for LATE Tag Orders: June 5th
  • Validation fee for Swine
    • $20 per head April 1 – April 25
    • $25 per head April 26 – June 5

Deadline for validating all pigs will be June 30, 2021.

    • Purebred (registered gilts) must be validated. Date of ownership, transfer and registration must all be on or before June 30, 2021.
    • Purebred (registered gilts) must have registration papers uploaded into the validation system by July 15, 2021.
    • Crossbred gilts showing at the State Fair of Texas and Heart of Texas MUST be validated.
    • State Validation tags must be in the pigs ear when it enters the holding pens. This means tags cannot be in the hand or pocket. Any pig entering the holding pen without a tag will not be allowed to show.

Goat and Lamb Tag Ordering – State Fair (ONLY)

  • Orders Open: April 1st
  • Last day for REGULAR Tag Orders: April 15th
  • Last day for LATE Tag Orders: June 20th
  • Validation fee for Goat and Lamb
    • $20 per head April 1 – April 15
    • $25 per head April 16 – June 20

NEW: Roll-over Breeding Sheep and Breeding Goat program

Who does this impact? Registered breeding sheep, registered breeding goats, wether/commercial dams, and wether/commercial does ONLY

Who does this NOT impact? Market lambs and market goats

What does this mean? Beginning June 1, 2021, registered breeding sheep, registered breeding goats, wether/commercial dams, and wether/commercial does will have 3 total years of eligibility UNLESS A CHANGE OF OWNERSHIP TAKES PLACE.

This will be offered during major show validation as well. Put plainly- if you validate for State Fair during the June 2021 validation period, your validation will be eligible until June 2024, unless a change of ownership occurs during that time- then you must re-validate. If you validate during the October 2021 validation period for major shows, your validation will be eligible until October 2024, unless a change of ownership occurs during that time- then you must re-validate.

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