The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service has published a YouTube series demonstrating the various procedures of the Texas 4-H and FFA sheep and goat validation program.
Marvin Ensor, regional program leader at San Angelo, said the state validation programs are designed to promote fair competition among youth exhibitors. “The validation program is an animal identification process that is utilized to enforce rules related to ownership requirements, possession, care of animals and unethical management practices,” Ensor said.
The sheep and goat validation program involves more than 20,000 animals annually, exhibited in all the state’s major youth livestock shows. The state’s program is administered through the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center at San Angelo.
All the videos can be found on the official AgriLife Extension Sheep and Goat Validation of Texas site https://sheepandgoatvalidation.tamu.edu/major-show-validation/.
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