Ytex has shipped the rest of the tags to IFA. As soon as IFA receives those tags they will be sent to the stores. IFA will send emails to customers when tags arrive and they have an estimated store arrival date.
IMPORTANT – Ytex was unable to print the sheep/goat tags on yellow so those tags are coming in orange. Yellow and orange sheep/goat tags will be acceptable at all Utah Junior Livestock Association shows. If you have already tagged sheep or goats with yellow association tags or plan to, those tags will be accepted. If you do not have yellow sheep/goat tags you will tag sheep and goats with the new orange tags. Cattle and hog tags will all be yellow.
We recognize that tags may not be here in time for hogs, sheep, and goats to be tagged by the March 3 tagging deadline for the Utah State Jr. Livestock Show. If this is the case please keep a record of those exhibitors wanting to attend that show to verify ownership of animals and membership in either 4-H or FFA. We anticipate tags arriving very close to that deadline.
Utah Jr. Livestock Association
All junior livestock shows supported by the Utah State Junior Livestock Association require that animal projects be tagged with a permanent, tamper-proof tag. The association has uniform tags to be used throughout the state. These tags identify specific animal projects, help track ownership, and are required to participate in any state show. Be aware that some county shows will be using the uniform tag and some will not. It is the exhibitors responsibility to make sure they have the proper steer, hog, sheep, or goat tag for the show they plan to attend. FFA advisors, 4-H agents or tagging committees ensure animals are tagged and exhibitors are verified and in good standing.
All exhibitors must be verified as Utah 4-H or FFA members in good standing to compete.
Animals must be tagged 100 days before the weigh-in of a show for beef (steers and market heifers), and 60 days for sheep, goats, and hogs. The deadlines for tagging are listed below:
Utah State Junior Livestock Show | Spanish Fork | May 2
Beef: January 22, 2023
Sheep, Goats, Hogs: March 3, 2023
Millard County Junior Livestock Show | Delta | May 30
Beef: February 20, 2023
Sheep, Goats, Hogs: April 1, 2023
Uintah Basin Junior Livestock Show | Vernal | June 5
Beef: February 26, 2023
Sheep, Goats, Hogs: April 7, 2023
Southeastern Utah Junior Livestock Show | Ferron | 5
Beef: March 28, 2023
Sheep, Goats, Hogs: May 7, 2023
Salt Lake County Junior Livestock Show | South Jordan | August 8
Beef: May 1, 2023
Sheep, Goats, Hogs: June 10, 2023
Utah State Fair| Salt Lake City | September 13
Beef: June 6, 2023
Sheep, Goats, Hogs: July 16, 2023
All Utah Junior Livestock Association tags are being supplied by IFA. Please make sure that you use the proper tag per species to avoid issues at the show.
4-H staff, FFA advisers, and county livestock boards should contact Lisa Olsen, Association Secretary (ASAP) to request the amount of tags your county or chapter will need. Additional tags can be requested throughout the year. Exhibitors and 4-H leaders will not be requesting their own tags. Please assist in making sure animals are tagged in accordance with the ownership deadlines.
Tags will be available for pick up at an IFA near you. Allow 2 weeks from time of order for tags to arrive. You do need a Y-Tex Tamper Proof tagger for tamper proof tags. Do not try and use any other tagger as you will destroy the tag or they simply will not fit.
To order your Utah Junior Livestock Tags and Taggers - please fill out this form.
If you have questions, please email:
Utah Junior Livestock Association Secretary