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If your county has extra tags, please use those tags to replace any that are lost.  County coordinators:  Complete the ear tag replacement form found on your county swine validation tag ordering screen. Email a completed and signed copy to me at cframpton@texasffa.org, and keep a copy with the exhibitor's yellow validation form.  The county coordinator will also need to update the online tag assignment list with the new tag number.

If your county does not have extra tags, an extra tag may be purchased at the show.  Our swine validation representative, Jerome Tymrak, will be at each show to scan in each hog.  He will have extra tags on hand, and individual exhibitors may purchase tags at $25.00 cash each. 

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Swine Validation officially ended on November 30, 2016!  Now it is time to double check your paperwork, enter your tag assignments, and mail your materials back to the Austin office! 

The County Chairperson will return all required materials to our office with a postmark no later than December 7, 2016. 

County Chairs:  Make sure to update the swine validation website with tag assignment information! Print your tag assignment listing by clicking the link at the upper right of your entry screen, and include this listing with the materials you return to our office.

2017 Major Show Validation Checklist is now available!  You can find it at the bottom of this page.  Make sure all items are included when returning validation materials. 

The Major Show tag orders begin September 1, 2016. Please visit http://validate.texasffa.org to submit your orders.

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.

2016-2017 Major Show Swine Validation Process Information      

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

ORDERS: Address on order form should be SHIPPING address, NO PO BOX addresses accepted due to the inability to track packages. Orders received in September will be mailed the second or third week of October.

VALIDATION: All official validation and tagging should occur on or before 12:00pm November 30th 2016 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 7th:

Swine Tag Form (Manila)
 - Filed in alphabetical order and secured (DO NOT STAPLE).

Hair envelopes
 - Must have Last Name, First Name (printed and signed)
 - Filed alphabetically and secured.
       - Do not pre-sign or enter any data on these envelopes, as this voids the envelope. The return of unused envelopes enables us to keep rising cost of tags down.

Signed Ethics Policies
 - signature page only
 - Filed alphabetically and secured.

Signed Committee Forms
 - This form is located on the swine validation page.  Click on 2017 Major Show Swine Validation once you have logged in - the Committee Forms are at the bottom of the forms section.

Tag Assignment Form
 - Hard copy must be mailed with the forms & hair cards.  

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
 - Can be made up until the day of the show. 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!

NameDate AddedSize
2016 Livestock Program Ethics Policy 9/1/2016 98 KB
2016-17 Major Show Swine Guidelines 8/21/2016 267 KB
2017 Major Show Validation Material Checklist 10/7/2016 35 KB
2017 Majors Dates 9/14/2016 247 KB

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  Important Dates
Tag Orders: 9/1-9/30/16
Late Tag Orders: 10/1-10/31/16
Priority Tag Orders: 11/1-11/7/16

Validation Deadline: 11/30/16

All Reports/Paperwork Postmarked By: 12/7/16

All Corrections Due: 12/7/16 or Tag Replacements/ear notch 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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