As a reminder, If you are one of our first time livestock exhibitors entering in a Major Livestock Show (Major Livestock Shows are: Houston Livestock Show, Rodeo Austin Livestock Show, San Antonio Livestock Show, Fort Worth, San Angelo, etc.) You will need a Quality Counts number. This is required for both breeding and market animals. This needs to be completed by Tuesday, November 28th, 2017.
Exhibitors only need to be verified once as a junior and once again as a senior. Juniors are anyone who is 8 years old and in the 3rd grade through 13 years of age as of the previous August 31st. Seniors are anyone who is 14 years or older as of the previous August 31st. Anyone showing in a Major Livestock Show that has turned 14 before August 31, 2017 is required to get the Senior Level quality counts number. Exhibitors only need to be verified once as a junior and once again as a senior.
To get your Quality Counts certificate, you must go to http://qualitycounts.tamu.edu/ to access the on line teaching system "Texas Trails". This curriculum will take 2 hours to complete and can be done at more than one sitting. Go to "Verification" (tab at the top of the Quality Counts page)and click "Take The Test" at the top of the page. After you have completed the test it will give you a verification number.
If you have already turned in your livestock entries to the Extension Office, please send us an email letting us know you have completed the verification and we will add the number to your entry. Please let us know if you have any questions!