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Texas A&M AgriLife Extension

Beef Cattle

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.


Daily Maintenance and Care
Breeding Heifer Project Fact Sheet

Steer Weigh Back Chart- Link

Basics of Cattle Immunity- Link

TAMU Beef Cattle Publications- Link

TAMU Beef Cattle Nutrition Publications- Link

Beef Cattle Showmanship by Groschke

Fitting and Show Prep

Heifer Validation Tips

2017 Texas Show Steer Classification

Previous Major Show Steer Weight Breaks

Previous Major Shows 2015 Steer Weight Breaks

Texas Show Steer Breed Validation – Link

Beef Cattle Speed Judging Activity – Speed Judging Cattle 

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

National 4-H Curriculum Resources- link

Right from the Start


Printed Resources

  • 4-H Beef Leaders Guide – 4-H AS3-1.025
  • 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