Beef Project

The beef project teaches the fundamentals of the beef cattle industry by allowing youth to explore the areas of animal husbandry, livestock selection, health, and care, in addition to the showing of beef cattle at local, county, state, and national cattle shows.

  • Project Description  – PDF
  • Volunteer Description  – PDF

Printed Resources

  • 4-H Beef Leaders Guide – 4-H AS3-1.025 
  • Managing Beef Cattle for Show (AS 1-2) – PDF
  • Expected Progency Difference & Scenarios in Livestock Judging – PDF
  • Animal Science Skills for Life – 4-HCCS PC-6372
  • A Guide to Raising Beef Cattle – ST-037-4 (N4-HC)
  • Your Calf:A Kid’s Guide to Raising and Showing Beef and Dairy Calves – #ST-947-8
  • 4-H Livestock Judging Reason Card (AS 3-1.041) – PDF
  • Beef Quiz Bowl Questions – PDF
  • Beef Quiz Bowl Supplement (4-H AS1-3) – PDF
  • Quiz Bowl Guide (4-H 3-2.030) – PDF

Texas A&M Publications (http://animalscience.tamu.edu)

  • Feeds and Feeding for Junior Beef Cattle Projects – link
  • Managing Beef Cattle for Show – link
  • Sick Calves:  How Do You Know – link
  • Texas Show Steer Breed Classification – link
  • The Facts on Optaflexx TM – link
  • Use of Preventative and Therapeutic Drugs in Show Animals – link
  • Approach to Placing a Market Steer Class – link
  • Breeding Beef Cattle Judging Outline – link
  • Evaluating Market Steers from a Grading Standpoint – link
  • Livestock Judging Contest Scoring Procedures – link
  • Presentation of Oral Reasons – link
  • Reasons Terminology for Breeding Cattle – link
  • Reasons Terminology for Market Steers – link
  • Sample Sets of Livestock Judging Oral Reasons by Former Members of the TAMU Livestock Judging Teams – link

National 4-H Curriculum Resources

  • Beef 1 – Bite into Beef – link
  • Beef 2 – Here’s the Beef – link
  • Beef 3 – Leading the Charge – link
  • Beef Group Helper’s Guide – link
  • Calf Pattern – link

Website Resources

  • Animal Science Department – link

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