Livestock Tagging


Livestock tagging is an important part of the 4-H Jr. Livestock Program. It is how the shows determine proof of ownership. All Market Animals must be tagged by the specified deadlines in order to participate in Utah Jr. Livestock Shows.


 

2020 Tagging Information:

       In order to follow all Utah State University guidelines, the tagging process will go as follows: 

  •     Step 1: Register for 4-H at 4h.zsuite.org. 
    • All youth must be show "active" status before animals may be tagged. 
  •     Step 2: Select a time slot for tagging
    • Register for the Livestock Tagging Event (time slot registrations available below with tagging information)
    • Only one time slot is required per trailer.
  •     Step 3: Attend the tagging event
    • Please arrive at your designated time. 
    • Stay in your vehicle until a tagger is availble. 
    • Have payment method ready to purchase tags (cash or check made to "Utah County 4-H"). Steer tags are $1.50, all other species are $1.00. 
    • Once animals are tagged participants must fill out a google form (provided at the tagging) with the participants name, phone number, email address, and animal information (tag number, species, gender, etc) as tagging is completed. This can be done on your phone or on a 4h ipad that will be provided. 
    • Please register the animal under any youth participant that may show it, including alternates. 

*Please note: Tagging an animal does not register youth for show participation. Show registration is traditionally due 30 days prior to the show. 

*Please note: Youth Age Divisions have changed for the 2020-2021 year. Youth must be at least 8 years old and in 3rd grade by the tagging deadline for the shows in order to participate. For more information see below. 


  Date Location Time Show Eligibility

Tagging 1

January 23, 2021
Producers Feedlot
1324 west 900 south Spanish Fork
Near Leland Mills

9 - 11 am
Steers participating in the
  • Utah State Jr. Livestock Show
Sign up for a time slot HERE


Tagging 2


February 27, 2021
Spanish Fork Fairgrounds
475 S Main St. Spanish Fork

Lehi Fairgrounds 
105 N 500 W St. Lehi
9 - 11 am


Noon - 1 pm
Sheep, Hogs, & Goats participating in the
  • Utah State Jr. Livestock Show
Steers participating in the
  • Millard County Jr. Livestock Show
  • Uintah Basin Jr. Livestock Show
Sign up for a time slot HERE


Tagging 3


March 24, 2021


Spanish Fork Fairgrounds 
475 S Main St. Spanish Fork


6 - 7 pm
Sheep, Hogs, & Goats participating in the
  • Millard County Jr. Livestock Show
  • Uintah Basin Jr. Livestock Show
Steers participating in the: 
  • South Eastern Utah Jr. Livestock Show
Sign up for a time slot HERE


Tagging 4


April 26, 2021


Spanish Fork Fairgrounds 

475 S Main St. Spanish Fork


6 - 7 pm
Steers participating in the 
  • Utah County Fair Jr. Livestock Show
Sheep, Hogs, & Goats participating in the
  • South Eastern Utah Jr. Livestock Show


Tagging 5


June 4, 2021 

 Spanish Fork Fairgrounds 
475 S Main St. Spanish Fork


6 - 8 pm
 
Sheep, Hogs, & Goats participating in the
  • Utah County Fair Jr. Livestock Show
Steers participating in the 
  • Utah State Fair Jr. Livestock Show

Tagging 6

July 15, 2021
 Spanish Fork Fairgrounds 
475 S Main St. Spanish Fork

6 - 7 pm
Sheep, Hogs, & Goats participating in the
  • Utah State Fair Jr. Livestock Show

Need a reminder? 

Sign up for the Utah County 4-H Livestock text remind system by texting "@4hutstock to 224-207-8560.

Youth Age Divisions: 

Utah 4-H Age Divisions are based on a child’s school grade.

  • *Cloverbud 4-H Members Kindergarten through 2nd Grade 
  • *Junior 4-H Members 3rd through 5th Grade
  • Intermediate 4-H Members 6th through 8th Grade
  • Senior 4-H Members 9th through 12th Grade 

Youth who are homeschooled will follow the Utah State Board of Education criteria for grade placement based on age and should enroll in the grade based upon the USBE criteria for their age as of September 1, 2020. 

  • *Cloverbud 4-H Members Ages 5 through 7
  • *Junior 4-H Members Ages 8 through 10 
  • Intermediate 4-H Members Ages 11 through 13
  • Senior 4-H Members Ages 14 through 18

*Youth MUST be age 8 AND in 3rd grade to participate in large animal, shooting sports, and ATV projects and activities. Youth turning 8 AND in 3rd grade may participate after their 8th birthday during the 4-H year. Please note that youth must turn 8 by the ownership deadline (100 days prior to the show for cattle, 60 days prior to the show for sheep, goats, and hogs) to participate in the horse and livestock program.