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4-H Beef Project

January 31, 2018


The 2018 4-H Beef Identification Day will be Saturday, February 24th from 7:00 am – 10:00 am. CST at the Starke County Fairgrounds. If it has to be postponed due to inclement weather, it will be Saturday March 3rd. The same times and procedures will apply if it must be postponed and a cancellation will be announced on WKVI and on our Facebook page: Purdue Extension – Starke County.

The Starke County Animal Location Form will be available at Beef ID day. This form will need to be completed on ID day. If your 4-H animal projects are in one location, you only need to fill out one form for all species. You must complete the form to exhibit your animal at the Fair.


A letter with more information about Beef ID Day is located at the bottom of the page. The Animal Location form is also below along with instructions on how to properly identify your beef animals on 4HOnline at


All beef cattle must be identified in the Indiana 4-H Online Animal ID system by April 1st (market steers) or May 15th (heifers and starter calves). The online animal ID website is located at: (where you enrolled in 4-H). We will provide you an Indiana 4-H Beef ID Worksheet at the ID day that will include all the information you will need to complete the Identification of your beef cattle on the 4HOnline Animal ID system.


Exhibiting Beef at the Indiana State Fair

            NEW for Indiana State Fair 4-H Beef Exhibition: All 4-H members that are considering exhibiting beef cattle at the Indiana State Fair will need to provide Beef Cattle DNA Hair Sample. A DNA hair sample must be submitted for all animals you are considering exhibiting at the Indiana State Fair. Envelopes will be available during Beef ID Day, in the Extension Office, and at the bottom of the page. They will be due to the Extension Office by April 1st.  It is extremely important that any 4-H member considering showing their beef at the Indiana State Fair complete this requirement. Failure to do so will disqualify them from State Fair eligibility.


General Livestock rules, Starke County 4-H Beef Project Rules, and Showmanship Rules are all available at the bottom of the page.

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