Quality Counts

An exhibitor’s Quality Counts number is required for Fall Fairs such as State Fair of Texas and Heart Of Texas, as well as all Spring Major Livestock Show entries.



Texas has the largest number of 4-H and FFA livestock projects in the nation. Young people participate at the county, district, regional, and state levels. The tremendous support and dedication of livestock show officials help make this possible.

With this opportunity comes responsibility for each exhibitor to learn and demonstrate the highest standards, both in personal character and in the feeding and care of their animals. “Quality Counts” is designed to teach young people the importance of displaying good character in carrying out livestock projects, and in every aspect of their lives. “Quality Counts” helps them learn the importance of using proper livestock management practices so that food quality and safety are preserved.

Your participation in “Quality Counts” helps ensure that Texas 4-H and FFA members can continue to be a part of the greatest youth livestock program in the nation. Students can access the course here: https://agrilife.org/qualitycounts/

With the new Quality Counts program, exhibitors need to be verified once as a junior, intermediate, once again as a senior. Junior is grades 3-5, Intermediate are students in grades 6-8, and Senior is for grades 9-12.


Become Quality Counts Verified:

QC Enrollment Instructions

QC Verification Course**VERY IMPORTANT** Please select both your 4-H Club and FFA Chapter if there is a chance you show under both.



Frequently Asked Questions

Why Quality Counts – “COUNTS” Article by Dr. Chris Boleman & Dr. Billy Zanolini

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