Friday, October 25, 2019

2019-2020 Major Livestock Show & Contest Information

Good morning, all!

This email blast is directed to those who would like to enter a spring Major Livestock Show.  Entry forms are now available and are due to the County Extension Office (CEO) by 4:00 PM on Thursday, November 7, 2019Please note that the deadlines posted on the major show websites are for County Extension Agents and Ag Teachers to triple check entries, enter them online, and get them post-marked.    Any late entries submitted to the office after November 7th will require a $25 late fee per show. 

If you have any questions about contest entries or need help finding the appropriate entry forms, please email Mellanie at or call her at the CEO (512-581-7186).  Check out the image below the email signature to see some of the contests available at shows this year!

The show websites are also available on our 4-H page at

Youth must do the following to successfully enter a show:
  • Be enrolled with an active status in 4-H CONNECT ( – we will check as you bring entries in
  • Complete and pass the Quality Counts Test ( - you will need to retake the exam if you are a new exhibitor or if you moved up to 6th grade or moved up to 9th grade for this year)
  • Complete a Bastrop County Show Summary Form (to help us make sure you are entered in everything you would like)
  • Complete each individual show entry desired and submit payment
  • Complete an eligibility/absence request form to allow us to send the request to schools
  • Reminders:
    • To exhibit livestock in a Junior Show, they must be state validated for Majors
    • Houston’s entry form/affidavit must be notarized

 2 Forms to complete in addition to each show entry:

Major Show Entries for Download:

The website for majors and links to their entry forms are included below for your convenience; simply click on the link to be taken to the form or site.  If you would like for us to print copies for you to pick up in the CEO, please call the office at 512-581-7186 and we will be happy to help!
Please let us know if you have any questions and look out for Major Lamb/Goat/Heifer Validation reminders for next week!


Mellanie L. Mickelson
Bastrop County Extension Agent - 4-H & Youth Development
Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Services

P.O. Box 650 | 901 Pecan Street | Bastrop, TX 78602
p: (512) 581-7186 | c: (512) 522-9174 | f: (512) 581-7187

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