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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.

 


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.

FAQ's for State Fair      

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.


State Fair Exhibitor Information:

https://bigtex.com/get-involved/livestock-shows/livestock-exhibitors/

2018 State Fair Livestock Department phone number:  214-421-8723.

 


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, 2018:

Swine Tag Form (White Copy Only - yellow copy stays with county coordinator, manila 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 2019 Major Show Swine Validation once you have logged in - the Committee Forms are at the bottom of the forms section.  Per the Swine Validation Guidelines, there must be a minimum of three members on the validation committee.  Any forms returned not meeting this requirement will not be accepted and must be corrected and resubmitted to complete validation.

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.





   
 
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  Important Dates
     
2019 MAJORS DEADLINE DATES:

Tag Orders: 9/1 to 9/30/18
Late Tag Orders: 10/1 to 11/7/18
Last Day to Order:  11/7/18
 
Validation Scheduling Deadline: 10/15/18
Scheduled validation dates must be emailed to tammy@texasffa.org using the County Validation Date form.

Validation Deadline: 11/30/18

All Payments/Reports/Paperwork Postmarked By: 12/7/18

All Corrections Due: 12/7/18

Validation System Closes:  12/7/18
 
   

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

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

     
     
 
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