4-H Beef Project

Learn proper nutrition, housing and healthcare for your cattle and participate in the beef show at the fair. A poster is also available in this project.

Important 2023 Project dates 
  • April 16
    • Beef ID Day
      • 8:00am - 11:00am 
      • South End of Beef Barn
  • April 22
    • Snow Makeup Beef ID Day
      • 8:00am - 11:00am
      • South End of Beef Barn
  • May 15 
    • Deadline to enroll Beef animals (v2.4honline.com
    • Deadline for DNA Samples to Extension Office (State Fair Only)
    • Deadline for Livestock Location Forms (Online Form)


  • 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 2023 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 Guidelines

Beef Health Requirements

Beef ID Letter

Beef Tag Order Form

All Species Health Requirements

Required Animal ID's 

Livestock Enrollment Instructions

Livestock Guidelines

Livestock Auction Info

Quick Links

Beef Record Sheet

General Record Sheet

No Exhibit Record Sheet

2023 Beef worksheets