The educational 4-H beef program and related activities (such as workshops and tours) provide youth with a fun and hands-on learning experience which develops both beef subject skills (such as nutrition, housing, and health care) and life skills (such as responsibility, decision-making, nurturing, and communications). Skills are learned under the direction of caring adults


Important documents can be found at the bottom of this page underneath "Related Files".


Helpful Information

Important Project Dates: 

March 18, 2017             Beef ID Day for ALL STEERS AND COMMERCIAL HEIFERS, Registered heifers may attend as well.

April 1, 2017 (11:59pm)Deadline to enroll Steers online through 4HOnline

May 9, 2017               Beef Heifer ID Day 6-7:30 pm  Beef Barn - South 1/2

May 15, 2017 (11:59pm)Deadline to enroll Heifers online through 4HOnline

June 01, 2017               Deadline to enroll beef for State Fair without penalty. State Fair Entry website: click here



  • Each 4-H member needs to turn in a record sheet and worksheet to complete the Beef project for the year.
  • Grade is based on the grade you were in when you enrolled in 4-H for the 2016 year.
  • Answers to the worksheet are found in the Beef Resource Manual (Ohio State). One resource manual is provided per family the first year a family member takes the Beef Project.
  • If you exhibit an animal poster project you need to complete the General 4-H Record Sheet and turn it in at judging check-in in order to have your poster judged. This is required even if you plan to exhibit an animal in that project at the county fair.


Beef Heifer Enrollment Documents

Beef Heifer Enrollment Cover Letter

Beef Enrollment Instructions for 4HOnline

Livestock Location Approval Form


Here are some additional website that you might helpful for this project:

Indiana 4-H Livestock Website

    Here you will find:

            Animal workshops offered by Purdue

            Results from Career Development Events for 4-H & FFA members

Indiana State Fair

How to create a 4-H Poster