2022-2023 Bastrop County Major Lamb & Goat Validation

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2022-2023 Bastrop County Major Lamb & Goat Validation

Bastrop County major show livestock exhibitor’s orders for: Major market Lambs & Goats, Breeding Sheep & Breeding Goats, Wether Dams & Does

When and where

Date and time


Bastrop Area Livestock Show Barn 801 American Legion Drive Bastrop, TX 78602

Map and directions

How to get there

Refund Policy

No Refunds

About this event

Bastrop County major show livestock exhibitor’s orders for:

  • State Fair Market Lambs & Goats, Breeding Sheep & Breeding Goats, Wether Dams & Wether Does showing at the State Fair of Texas or Heart of Texas shows in the fall
  • Order what is necessary, the Extension Office does not order extra. Refunds will not be given.
  • Ordering DOES NOT enter a participant into any show
  • Vaccinations/health papers NOT REQUIRED for VALIDATION

Validation Information

For dates and details, visit please contact your County Agent or Ag Teacher.

What to do before validation:

  • All TLBA Lambs and TGBA Goats MUST have their TLBA/TGBA Tags in the ear BEFORE coming to validation – they must be recorded on the paperwork at that time.  NO EXCEPTIONS.  The Validation Committee is not allowed to administer these tags and is not allowed to record the tag number if it is not in the ear before validation under any circumstances. 
  • TLBA tags required for the San Angelo Livestock Show
  • Goats have the option of being registered with the ABGA or USBGA with the appropriate tattoos
  • San Antonio will only accept ABGA registration papers for goats, NOT USBGA
  • Breeding Lambs/Goats and Wether Dams/Does may only be registered to one exhibitor
  • Breeding Lamb/Goat Exhibitors need to check to see if the tattoos listed on their registration papers are on the Lamb/Goat in the location listed and are legible BEFORE coming to validation.  If they need to be tattooed, please make arrangements with your AST/CEA ahead of time.
  • Decide if your registered Ewe/Doe will be shown as a breeding animal or as a wether dam/doe – they may be validated as one or the other, not both. 
  • Check Breeding Lamb/Goat Registration papers: Registration papers for breeding lambs/goats must only have 1 exhibitor listed as the owner and the ownership date must be dated October 1st of this year or before (note that this is the beginning of this month and is earlier than the others)

What to bring to Validation: 

  • Your lambs/goats
  • Breeding Lamb/Goat exhibitors will need to bring an ORIGINAL COLOR copy of their registration papers to be scanned on site – the Validation Committee must keep this copy and send it in with your paperwork (these may be sent ahead of time to MLMickelson@ag.tamu.edu or mailed to the Bastrop County Extension Office)
  • Family email address
  • Family mailing address
  • Physical address where your animal is being kept

Validation Process:

  • For breeding animals, the committee will verify that your lamb/goat has the tattoos & breeder tags listed on your registration papers and check for exhibitor ownership and date
  • The committee will pull a hair sample and tag ALL lambs/goats with a state validation tag
  • The committee will tattoo market animals, all wether dams, and unregistered wether does with the county tattoo number.  (Registered wether does will use their flock tattoo number – we will use TGBA tags to determine this)
  • The committee will nose print all lambs
  • Exhibitors, Parent/Guardian, and AST/CEA will complete sign the following documents:
    • Carbon copy validation form
    • Ethics Policy
    • Hair Card

At validation the following must be present:

1. Animal being validated2. Registration papers for Breeding Animals (may be emailed to MLMickelson@ag.tamu.edu ahead of time)3. Parent/guardian - must be present to sign paperwork.

  • Parents may sign for exhibitor if child cannot attend
  • Parents unable to attend must sign waiver & paperwork before validation
  • Ag Teachers CANNOT sign on behalf of parent