Some State Fair reminders
LARRY SPRADLIN | Hopkins County Extension Agent / Agriculture

I have just received a message from our associate director of county programs with an update concerning the State Fair of Texas. Since I knew that some of you will be participating over at Dallas, I wanted to share this information with you today concerning your show animals.

For those of you that will be showing goats at the State Fair, the state validation tag used for the youth market goats (those goats on the fairgrounds between Oct. 2 through Oct. 6) will be used as identification. Scrapie eradication tags are not mandatory on those animals.

For others, I have a these few notes: TB testing is required on all cattle; no pseudo testing on hogs are required; and all animals must have a certificate of veterinary inspection, health papers.

If you have any question concerning this information, please contact me at the Hopkins County Extension Office at 903-885-3443.

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