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Please refer to the FAQ below for answers to commonly asked questions!

The 2018 Major Show Validation Checklist and all remaining Major Show documents will be uploaded prior to September 1, 2017!  You can find them at the bottom of this page once they have been uploaded.  Make sure all items are included when returning validation materials. 

Major Show tag orders begin September 1, 2017. Please visit  http://validate.texasffa.org/ to submit your orders.

County Chairpersons Please Note:  Your county swine validation account balance must be in good standing, or you will not be able to order 2018 Major Show tags.  Please make sure all previous orders are paid prior to the September 1, 2017 opening date.

***Please Note:  The swine validation ordering system may show your order as 'unpaid'.  The payment system currently does not post out orders from the validation ordering system as they are paid.  Those counties who have paid have had a receipt emailed to the email address on the order.  Those counties who have balances due have already received an email requesting payment.  We hope to have the 2 systems in sync very soon!***

County officials will need their county password to login to the system to place orders, print forms, submit tag/ear notch corrections and complete the student tag information. If you do not know your county's login password, please contact Carolee Frampton with the Texas FFA office at cframpton@texasffa.org.


2018 Major Show Swine Validation Process Information      

Only the Swine Validation Chairman from each county may order tags.

COST:       September      $15.00 each
                    October           $18.00 each
                    November       $18.00 each

                    ***All orders will ship 2-3 day priority mail.***

ORDERS/SHIPPING: Address on order form should be SHIPPING address, please NO PO BOX addresses - we are not able to verify delivery to PO Boxes other than received at the post office. Orders received in September will ship the second week of October. Orders received in October/November will ship by the end of the second week of November - please keep this in mind when scheduling your validation dates!

VALIDATION: All official validation and tagging should occur on or before 11:59pm November 30th 2017 in the presence of the County Swine Validation Committee.

After Validation Occurs      

REMINDER:  It is the duty of the county chair to input all swine tag assignment information into the swine validation website.  http://validate.texasffa.org/

Materials Must Be Postmarked by December 7, 2017:

Swine Tag Form (Manila Copy Only - white copy stays with county coordinator, yellow is given to the exhibitor)
 - Filed in alphabetical order and secured with rubber bands please.

Hair envelopes
 - Must have Last Name, First Name (printed and signed).
 - Filed alphabetically and secured with rubber bands please.
 - Please RETURN UNUSED ENVELOPES
       - Do not pre-sign or enter any data on these envelopes, as this voids the envelope.

Signed Ethics Policies
 - signature page only
 - Filed alphabetically and secured.
 - PLEASE DO NOT STAPLE TO VALIDATION FORMS

Signed Committee Forms
 - This form is located on the swine validation website http://validate.texasffa.org.   Click on 2018 Major Show Swine Validation once you have logged in - the Committee Forms are at the bottom of the forms section.

Tag Assignment Form
 - Please include a printed copy of the tag assignment form with the rest of the validation materials. Once all exhibitor information is entered, click on 'print tag assignment listing' in the upper right corner of your screen. This form will be used as the master materials check-in list for your county.


Corrections, Transfers, Replacement Tags      

Change of Ownership Forms - Found on validate.texasffa.org
 - Emailed to: cframpton@texasffa.org or
 - Faxed to: 512-476-2894

Ear-Notch Correction and Ear Tag Replacement Forms - Found on Validate.TexasFFA.org
 - The county chairperson completes the form and enters the information directly into the tag assignment listing online.  These forms no longer need to be sent to the FFA office.
 - These corrections/replacements can be made up until the show check-in date. If the changes are made on site with the FFA Representative, a fee of $10.00 cash is processed.  Replacement ear tags may be purchased at the show for $25.00 cash each.

Tag Alterations      
Any change to size, shape, form or color will void the tag---tag will be replaced at the stock show & replacement cost will be charged to the individual. No personal checks will be accepted.  Your cooperation in this process is greatly appreciated!

Frequently Asked Questions      

Are crossbred gilts allowed to be family validated for the San Antonio and the San Angelo shows?


Yes.

Do gilts need to be validated for the 2017 State Fair Livestock Show?

Per the livestock manager at the State Fair, gilts do NOT need to be validated.  Please refer to the State Fair exhibitor handbook for rules and requirements regarding registration and ownership.  You may call the State Fair Livestock Department at 214-421-8723, or check out their webpage at http://bigtex.com/livestock/livestockshow/.

I need a replacement tag but my county does not have any extras - what do I do?

Don't worry!  Replacement tags can be purchased at shows upon check-in for $25.00 each.


   
 
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  Important Dates
     
Tag Orders: 9/1 to 9/30/17
Late Tag Orders: 10/1 to 10/31/17
Priority Tag Orders: 11/1 to 11/7/2017 


Validation Deadline: 11/30/17

All Reports/Paperwork Postmarked By: 12/7/17

All Corrections Due: 12/7/17, or Tag Replacements/ear notch online corrections until the day before the show.
 
   

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Carolee Frampton
Swine Validation Coordinator
Texas FFA Association
Office: 512-480-8045
Fax: 512-476-2894
Email: cframpton@texasffa.org
 
   

     
     
 
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