The educational 4-H feeder calf 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) under the direction of caring adults.
Important documents can be found at the bottom of this page underneath "Related Files".
Important Project Dates:
May 9, 2019 6:00pm-7:00pm Feeder Calf ID Day
May 15, 2019 (11:59) Deadline to enroll Feeder Calves through 4-H Online (this includes the animal lease form) 4HOnline
Open March 20, 2019 There are various deadlines with various fees based on when you enroll your animals through the Indiana State Fair system State Fair Entry website: click here (Only full-blood dairy steers are eligible.)
2019 ID DAY INFO
- Each 4-H member needs to turn in a record sheet and worksheet to complete the Feeder Calf project for the year.
- Grade is based on the grade you were in when you enrolled in 4-H for the 2019 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 or Feeder Calf 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.
Here are some additional website that you might helpful for this project:
Here you will find:
Podcasts for filling out 4-H Beef Enrollment form
Animal workshops offered by Purdue
Results from Career Development Events for 4-H & FFA members