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Dairy Beef Steer & Feeder

November 1, 2019

4-H DAIRY BEEF

 

DAIRY BEEF STEERS

GENERAL

  1. A 4-H member may enroll up to 6 steers and may exhibit one or two steers.
  2. All Dairy steers must have characteristic markings of one of the recognized dairy breeds. Holstein (black and white or red and white). Brown Swiss, Guernsey, Jersey,         Ayrshire.
  3. All Dairy Steers must be born after February 1 of the year previous to the show. Effective 2010.
  4. All Dairy Steers must be ear tagged with approved 4-H ear tags and weighed on the specified day.
  5. All Dairy Steers must be in the possession of the member and enrolled in the 4honline system by May 15. Obtain the enrollment form from Extension Office.
  6. All Dairy Beef must be dehorned by spring weigh in any re-growth longer than 1” (inch) must be removed. All calves must be castrated banded by weigh-in. 
  7. All exhibitors MUST wear leather shoes or boots during the show. NO TENNIS SHOES or open toed shoes.
  8. All Dairy Beef Steer entries must meet the Cattle Health Requirements for the fair.
  9. Classes will be set up by the superintendent according to the weights taken at the fair weigh in and the number of animals exhibited. Not to exceed 7 animals per class.
  10. Awards will be given to the Champion Steer and the Reserve Champion Steer.
  11. The 4-H members should walk forward on the left side of the steer leading with the right hand. A show stick will be used to show the animal. 
  12. No artificial coloring or hair is allowed.
  13. Showmanship classes will be offered.
  14. Face, long ear hair and tail must be clipped
  15. All exhibitors have to turn in a completed Livestock Record Sheet at check-in

DAIRY BEEF FEEDER

GENERAL

  See “4-H General Livestock” in the front of Livestock Guidelines Book.

Animals can be in the auction.

  1. A 4-H member may enroll up to 6 steers and may exhibit one or two feeder steer calves.
  2. Enroll using the 4honline system. https://in.4honine.com
  3. All Dairy Feeder Steer Calf entries must be ear tagged at the May weigh in.
  4. All Dairy Feeder Steer Calf entries must have characteristic markings of one of the following recognized dairy breeds: Holstein (black & white &/or red and white), Brown Swiss, Guernsey, Jersey or Ayrshire.  No crossbreeds.  
  5. Dairy Feeder Steers must not weigh more than 300 pounds at the May weigh in.
  6. All Dairy Feeder Steer Calf entries must meet the Cattle Health Requirements for the fair.
  7. Animals must be castrated and banded by weigh-in. Members may also want to dehorn before the fair depending on the age of the animal and the length of the horns.
  8. Classes will be setup by the superintendent according to the weights taken at fair weigh in and the number of animals exhibited. If possible, classes will not be larger than seven (7) Animals. 
  9. Feeder Steer Calf classes will be set up (Depending on number of entries) into 3 weight classes; light, medium and heavy.
  10. Awards will be given to the Champion Feeder Steer Calf and the Reserve Champion Feeder Steer Calf. Appropriate placing and class ribbons will be given. 
  11. The 4-H member should walk forward on the left side of the steer leading with the right hand. A show stick is optional, but not recommended for 3rd & 4th graders.
  12. No artificial coloring or hair is allowed.
  13. Use beef clipping procedures: face, long ear hair and tail.
  14. The 4-H member is encouraged to bring the Dairy Feeder Steer Calf animal(s) back the following year in the Dairy Beef Steer project, entering the Dairy Beef Steer project at the March Beef ID Day of the current year.
  15. Showmanship classes will be offered.
  16. All exhibitors have to turn in a completed record sheet at check-in

SHOWMANSHIP

  1. Beginner 3rd grade.
  2. Junior 4th grade thru 7th grade.
  3. Senior 8th grade thru 12 grade.
  4. Advanced anyone who has won senior.

    Note:  Once you have won in a class you may move up to the next class the same year.

 

 

 

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