Become familiar with and apply the recommended principles of beef animal science. Gain knowledge of sound breeding, feeding, and management practices. Develop integrity, sportsmanship, decision-making capabilities, and public speaking skills by participation in demonstrations, tours, and exhibits.
For Market Beef
, raise one or more steers or heifers for market. Show and sell your animal at the county fair.
With Breeding Beef
, own and care for one or more purebred or commercial heifers, cows, or bulls for at least 90 days before exhibiting at the fair.
In the Stocker-Feeder
project you manage and care for one or more beef animals during winter and/or the summer grazing period for at least 90 days.
In a Non-Animal Beef
project, you can benefit from many aspects of a livestock project without actually owning the animal.
- Market Beef | pdf |
- Breeding Beef | pdf |
- Stocker-Feeder | pdf |
- Non-Animal Beef | pdf |
Some counties may have additional requirements. Contact your 4-H leader or county extension office
to learn more.
Optional Supporting Materials
- 4-H Animal Project Record Book | doc | pdf |
- 4-H Involvement Report | doc | pdf |
- 4-H Permanent Individual Animal Record for each breeding animal | doc | pdf |
- 4-H Project Record Book for Non Animal projects | doc | pdf |
- Bite Into Beef, Level 1*
- Here's the Beef, Level 2*
- Leading the Charge, Level 3*
- Market Beef Growth Chart | pdf |
- Market Beef Planning Sheet | pdf |
- Idaho 4-H Livestock Costs and Returns Estimate | pdf |
- Beef, Sheep, and Swine Selection and Evaluation | pdf |
- Beef Resource Handbook*
- Youth Beef Quality Assurance Program Manual for the Pacific Northwest| pdf |
*Available through your county extension office