- NEW- Validation of breeding animals for State Fair is now required. This includes: registered breeding sheep and goats as well as wether dams and does
- NEW- Roll-Over Breeding Program.
The Texas Lamb and Goat Validation of Texas is pleased to announce the introduction of the 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.
DETAILS AND MORE INFORMATION MAY BE FOUND IN OUR GUIDELINES AT https://sheepandgoatvalidation.tamu.edu/
- NEW- Family validation for ALL sheep and goats- this includes registered breeding sheep and goats
- Projects must meet criteria found in the validation guidelines to be family validated
- Projects do not have to be family validated, but only the name(s) listed on BOTH the validation form and registration papers will be eligible to exhibit the project.
- You may only family validate if the registration papers list the full name of each exhibitor
- No ranch names may be listed EX: The Validation Family or The Validation Ranch
- Details and conditions for registered family validation may be found in our guidelines at https://sheepandgoatvalidation.tamu.edu/
- The ownership and registration deadline for State Fair is June 30th