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2019 State Fair News and Information      

The ordering system will open on April 1, 2019.  Important dates can be found on the right side of this screen.

All forms and documents will be made available prior to April 1, 2019.  Please check back later for the posting of these items, which will be located at the bottom of this page.  

2019 Majors Frequently Asked Questions - FAQ      

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.

2019 Majors Overview      

All orders have shipped as of 11-9-18.  You should have your tags in hand no later than November 16th.  Please check PO Boxes for your packages PRIOR to inquiring about delivery status. 

Validation of all hogs must occur within the presence of the swine validation committee between November 1 and November 30, 2018.  Under no circumstances should tags be handed out.

All materials and any unpaid orders must be postmarked by December 7, 2018 to the Austin office.

VALIDATION SCHEDULING DEADLINE:  OCTOBER 15TH - make sure to email your forms to tammy@texasffa.org.  If you haven't done so already, make sure to get your form emailed to Tammy ASAP!

***IMPORTANT***  County coordinators are highly encouraged to print the order invoice immediately after placing an order and submit for payment.  This will prevent the county account from being blocked for the next ordering cycle.

Please see the chart below in the FAQ section regarding validation/tagging requirements for the 2019 Majors!

The 2019 Major Show Validation Checklist and all remaining Major Show documents have been updated and uploaded effective 9-6-18.  You can find them at the bottom of this page. Please make sure you are using the current version of the forms, and that all materials are complete and included when mailing in your validation materials.

Scroll down to the bottom of this page to see the Power Point presentation covering the Structure of Livestock Validation in Texas, as presented at the 2018 VATAT Conference!***

Major Show tag orders begin September 1, 2018. 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 2019 Major Show tags.  Please make sure all previous orders are paid prior to the September 1, 2018 opening date.

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.

The swine validation system will close December 7, 2018.  After that date, all changes to the online tag assignment system will be done through the State Swine Validation Coordinator (tammy@texasffa.org).  All forms contain instructions regarding this change.


2019 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 30, 2018 in the presence of the County Swine Validation Committee.  Under no circumstances should tags be handed out for offsite tagging.


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  Important Dates

Tag Orders: 4/1 to 4/30/19
Late Tag Orders: 5/1 to 6/7/19
Last Day to Order:  6/7/19
Validation Scheduling Deadline: 5/15/19
Scheduled validation dates must be emailed to tammy@texasffa.org using the County Validation Date form.

Validation Deadline: 6/30/19

All Payments/Reports/Paperwork Postmarked By: 7/8/19

All Corrections Due: 7/8/19

Validation System Closes:  7/8/19

  Swine Validation
Visit the website:


Tammy Glascock
(procedural and validation information)
Swine Validation Coordinator
Texas FFA Association
Cell:  940-367-6245
Email: tammy@texasffa.org

Carolee Frampton
(ordering and payment information)
Budget & Finance Coordinator
Texas FFA Association
Office: 512-480-8045
Fax: 512-476-2894
Email: cframpton@texasffa.org

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