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  

Slick Shearing Steers

Creating Success with Steer and Heifer Projects Webinar Series 

Introduction to Creating Success with Steer and Heifer Projects

Selection of Steers and Heifers


Nutrition for Steer and Heifer Projects

Advanced Showmanship


Opportunities Beyond the Show Ring

Basics of Cattle Immunity- Link

TAMU Beef Cattle Publications- Link

VFD PowerPoint

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

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

National 4-H Curriculum Resources- link

Right from the Start


Printed Resources

  • Expected Progeny Difference & Scenarios in Livestock Judging – PDF
  • 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​