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STATE Lamb/Goat Tag Orders Due by August 27th 

TEXAS 4-H/FFA LAMB, GOAT, BREEDING SHEEP and BREEDING GOAT VALIDATION PROGRAMS

Deadline to Order - August 27th, 2020

Time is fast approaching for each of you to make decisions on how many validation ear tags you will need for the 2020-2021 Texas 4-H/FFA Lamb, Goat, Breeding Sheep and Breeding Goat Validation Programs. Validation fees will cost $15.00 each for all sheep and goats.

Remember, if you plan to exhibit a lamb or a goat at any of the major livestock shows and/or county show you need to order and pay for your tags no later than August 27, 2020.

Reminder – Texas Lamb Breeders Association tag numbers MUST be in the lambs’ ear and recorded on the form at validation. NO TLBA tag numbers will be added to the validation forms after validation. Market lambs and wether dams must have a Texas Lamb Breeders Association tag to be eligible to compete in the San Angelo Stock Show or receive TLBA recognition at other major shows.

Texas Goat Breeders Association tag numbers must be in the goat’s ear and recorded on the validation form at the time of validation. Market goats and wether does are eligible for this program and will have the same green TGBA tag. The TGBA tag is not required for entry into any show this year, but premiums will be awarded to exhibitors with TGBA tags.

Don’t Forget– You must have your lamb and goat validation tags ordered and paid for by August 27, 2020

For more information about the lamb and goat validation programs, contact Michael Palmer, CEA-Ag at the Extension office at (325) 625-4519.