4-H Beef Project
4-H Beef Project


Committee: Co-Chairmen, Jeff Hamm & Bill McDonnell, Jason Ratts, Toby Russell, Giuseppe Cavaletto, & Jeff Hale


  1. All 4-H beef cattle must be delivered to Memorial Park between Sunday, July 13, 6-10 pm and Monday, July 14, 8-9 am. Fair weigh-in will be 8-9 am on that Monday. All beef animals must have a halter on at weigh-in.
  2. All 4-H beef steers enrolled in Henry County and/or State Fair must be identified with a county ear tag and RFID tag and weighed on the designated date and location set by the beef committee. All weights will be recorded for a rate-of-gain contest. The winner will be announced during the Champion Beef Show.
  3. All registered heifers must have an RFID tag. They may be brought to beef weigh-in or a tag may be obtained from the Extension Office and placed in the animal before May 15.
  4. All commercial heifers enrolled in Henry County and/or State Fair must be identified with a county ear tag and RFID tag on the designated date and location set by the committee.
  5. Registered heifers must be enrolled and identified by registration # or dams registration #     and RFID tag by May 15.
  6. If showing purebred beef breeding animals, they must be registered in a recognized herd book showing ownership by club member as of May 15. Each member should own his own beef exhibit. Partnership of members with parent or other adult is accepted in classes for breeding animals. A certificate of registration or transfer must be presented to the beef committee chairman before the time of the show. This certificate must show that the exhibitor owns the animals exhibited, either entirely or in partnership on or before March 20, 2014 (steers & commercial heifers) or May 15, 2014 (reg. heifers). For proper enrollment on registration papers, see the State Livestock Enrollment Form and/or the State Fair Premium Book located on www.in.gov/statefair.
  7. A maximum of six beef steers and six beef heifers may be shown.
  8. Any angus steer showing scurs will be in the crossbred class.
  9. Breeds are subject to screening by the Beef Committee to insure breed characteristics are correct. Entries not fitting breed characteristics will be put in crossbred class.
  10. Once breed is determined on livestock enrollment forms, purebreds may be changed to crossbred if necessary. Purebreds cannot be changed to another purebred.
  11. All breed classes will follow State Fair guidelines.
  12. All calves must be securely tied with a halter and neck tie through the exhibit.
  13. Henry County will refer to State 4-H rules in matters of dispute for guidance.
  14. 4-H Beef members are to use the outside wash rack. No Beef animals permitted in inside racks!
  15. Purebred heifers will be shown by age and commercial heifers will be shown by weight.
  16. Henry County Livestock Record MUST be completed and turned in with green folder.
  17. Only Champion and Reserve Champion animals in each breed will be eligible to show for Grand, Reserve Grand and 3rd Best Steers.
  18. Beef cattle tie on west end of cattle barn or east annex.
  19. Dairy dairy cattle tie on east end cattle barn.
  20. Anyone showing both Beef & Dairy may tie where they want.
  21. All animals must enter the show ring on the north end of the arena the day of the show.






Senior Calf (9-1 to 12-31-13)

Summer Yearling (5-1 to 8-31-13)

Junior Yearling (1-1 to 4-30-13)

Senior Yearling (9-1 to 12-31-12)



  1. 4-H member may make no more than 5 entries in this class.
  2. Cow must have been shown in Henry Co. 4-H Beef Show by the member or a brother or sister.
  3. Cow and Calf both must show.
  4. Entries will be made after the Steers have weighed in on Monday.
  5. Cows may be brought Tuesday prior to show and released following show.
  6. Class will be shown according to show order.
  7. All pairs will show in one class.
  8. Cows must be halter broke.
  9. Animals in this class must be shown by a 4-H member.



  1. Feeder Calf Class is county project only.
  2. Feeder Calves cannot go through the county auction.
  3. Calves will be shown by weight.
  4. Calves must be born after January 1, 2014 and     must be entered by June 1.
  5. Feeder calves can be steers or heifers.
  6. See record sheet below.



Junior Showmanship - Grades 3-4-5

Intermediate Showmanship - Grades 6-7-8

Senior Showmanship - Grade 9-10-11-12


NOTE: Two steers may be shown in one Class.



DUANE FARLEY & FAMILY - Trophy to Grand Champion Beef Heifer.

BLUE FLAME OF SULPHUR SPRINGS- Trophy to Reserve Grand Champion Heifer, Trophy to Champion Shorthorn Heifer

FARM WORLD - Banner to Grand Champion Heifer

THE MANNING LAW OFFICE, LLC – Medals to Grand Champion Heifer & Steer, Plaque to 1st Place Cow/Calf Class, Trophy to Champion Heifer, Bred, Born & Raised in Henry County

SPARKS FARM—Banner to Grand Champion Steer

ROYCE & DARA COOK—Banner to Reserve Grand Champion Heifer, Trophy to Champion Hereford Heifer

ANONYMOUS DONORS - Trophy to Grand Champion Steer

DENNIS LAWN & GARDEN EQUIPMENT, INC. - $20 to Grand Champion Steer

TONY IRVIN & FAMILY - Director's Chair to Grand Champion Steer

MALCOLM IRVIN - Trophy to Champion Crossbred Steer

HENRY COUNTY BEEF BOOSTERS - Banner to Reserve Grand Champion Steer

GARY COFFMAN & FAMILY - Trophy to Reserve Grand Champion Steer

STEVE & JENNIE HARVEY & FAMILY - Trophy to Champion Shorthorn Steer, Banner to Third Best Steer

MERCHANTS BANK OF INDIANA- Director’s Chair to Grand Champion Heifer

Trophy to Grand Champion Beef Showman

DAVE CHAMBERS, ABS GLOBAL - Trophy to Rate-of-Gain Winner, Plaque to Champion Maine Anjou Heifer


JAY & JACK CRONK - MCFARLAND CATTLE COMPANY- Trophies to Champion Angus Steer and Heifer

THOMPSON CHAROLAIS FARMS - Trophy to Champion Charolais Steer & Heifer

THE KENDALL FAMILY- Trophy to Champion Hereford Steer

DONOR NEEDED - Trophy to Champion Simmental Steer

TOM & SHANA CUTTER - Trophy to Champion Chianina Heifer

JOHN & JUDY MARLATT - Trophy to Senior Beef Showman

CLAAR FARMS - Trophy to Intermediate Beef Showman

BROTHERHOOD LODGE 3-5-7, KNIGHTSOF PYTHIAS- Plaque to Champion Chianina Steer

WILLIAM MEFFORD RACING- Plaque to Champion Maine Anjou Steer

FLAT ROCK FARMS-TED & MANDY JESTER & FAMILY - Plaque to Henry County's Highest Placing Beef at State Fair (Heifer or Steer)

TONY WRIGHT & FAMILY - Trophy to Champion Simmental Heifer

DEER CREEK LIMOUSIN - Trophy to Champion Limousin Heifer

MATT & AMY WRIGHT - Trophy to Champion Commercial Heifer


GREENE—Banner to 3rd Best Heifer

UNITED PRODUCERS INC. - Trophy to Bred, Born & Raised in Henry County Champion Beef Steer

JEFF HAMM & FAMILY - Banner to Champion Beef Heifer, Bred, Born & Raised in Henry County; Banner to Champion Beef Steer, Bred, Born & Raised in Henry County

TIM & BRENDA CHAPMAN - Gift Card to Best Beef Showman

SHENANDOAH 4-H CLUB - Trophy to Champion Limousin Steer

INDIANA CHAROLAIS ASSOC. - special ribbons for Champion Steer and Heifer; also special ribbons for Reserve Champion Steer and Reserve Champion Heifer

GARY HALCOMB FAMILY -Trophy to Best Junior Beef Showman


Trophies to Champion Santa Gertrudis Heifer and Steer

K & H AG SALES—Trophy to Champion Mainetainer Heifer, Trophy to Champion Shorthorn Plus Heifer


Other Related Information:

4-H Beef Livestock Enrollment Form Instructions

Indiana 4-H Livestock Website

2014 Indiana State Fair Beef Show

2014 Indiana State Fair Beef Entry Form