The Orange County Livestock Show Association will host a tag-in on Saturday, July 23 from 8 a.m. to noon for the livestock show scheduled for Oct. 14 and 15. The tag-in will take place at the OCLSA barn, located in Mauriceville off Cohenour Road and State Hwy 62.

The Tag-in is for swine, goats and lamb. This is the time to order chickens and sign up for the rabbit show; all in preparation for the Livestock Show Scheduled for Oct. 14 and 15, 2011.
This Tag-in is for FFA Students and 4-H Club members.

Participation is limited to Orange County students age 9-18 or in the third grade through senior year in high school and is eligible to show at the South Texas State Fair the following year. These students must live in Orange County or have a parent or guardian who resides in Orange County. These students are not eligible to show in any other county without relinquishing their right to show in Orange.

An exhibitor must be an eligible student according to TEA rule for No-Pass No-Play on show day. It will be the responsibility of the extension agent and vocational agricultural teacher to check eligibility of showman.

Market animal entry fee will be $20. There will be no refund of entry fees after closing dates of entry.

Check-in time for ALL market animals will be from 4 to 6:30 p.m., Friday, Oct. 14, 2011. Lambs, goats, rabbit meat pens and swine will be weighed.

Upon entering the grounds of the Orange County Livestock Show, the ethical treatment of all exhibits becomes the responsibility of the Orange County Livestock Show Association. Any exhibitor violating this rule will be subject to disciplinary action by the association
Exhibitors will be responsible for the care of their animal projects from check-in to release.
Any animals that show any symptoms of disease or illness must be removed from the fair grounds.

The following animals will be shown: swine, lambs, goats, roasters and rabbit meat pens.
Junior and Senior Showmanship will be held in the following species: rabbits, swine, goats, lambs and roasters. Junior showmanship will be 13 years and younger; senior showmanship will be 14 years and older.

The show will be conducted under the direction of the Orange County extension agents, vocational agriculture teachers and board of directors of the Orange County Livestock Show Association.

A grievance committee will rule in all instances. The grievance committee will be the board of directors of the Orange County Livestock Show Association.

The telephone numbers of the division chairman will be made available to all entrants at the time of tag-in. Entrants or their sponsors shall call a chairman if a tag comes out. A chairman will respond as quickly as possible to re-tag the animal. If an animal is selected for the sale, it must be sold in the Junior Market Auction. If an exhibitor fails to do this they will be banned from future shows. An exhibitor must show his or her own projects and be present for auction with the exception of an emergency or UIL event.

Animals will be released from 10 to 11 a.m., Sunday, Oct. 16, 2011
Appropriate dress will be required for exhibition in show and sale; FFA jacket, no shirt tails out.
There will be $20 deducted from the exhibitor’s check for picture and plaque.
No livestock exhibitor or agent (family, friend, etc … ) will be allowed on fair grounds after the show on Friday night is finished.

Any exhibitor participating in the sale must turn in thank you notes to their FFA advisor or 4-H leader within two weeks after the sale. The FFA advisors and 4-H leaders are responsible for thank you cards and seeing to it they are turned in at the OCLSA office. No checks will be written until all auction money is collected, which could be as much as six to eight weeks after the show.

For more information, please contact Sabrina Gray, president of the OCLSA, at 409-670-6260 or e-mail:; Dr. Travis Miller, vice president of OCLSA, at 409-550-4911 or e-mail:; or Tommy Harrington, show chairman, at 409-504-5210 or e-mail: