Embracing our Past. Engaging our Present. Defining our Future.

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


Health
Basics of Cattle Immunity- Link

TAMU Beef Cattle Publications- Link

VFD PowerPoint


Nutrition
TAMU Beef Cattle Nutrition Publications- Link


Showmanship
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


Selection
Texas Show Steer Breed Validation – Link


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


National 4-H Curriculum Resources- link


Right from the Start


Videos


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