The educational 4-H Beef 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 healthcare) and life skills (such as responsibility, decision-making, nurturing, and communications). Skills are learned under the direction of caring adults.
4-H members (Grades 3 – 12) must identify all Beef and Dairy Cattle, Goats, Horses, Llamas, Sheep, Rabbit and Swine in the 4HOnline system by the species deadline or earlier county deadline if applicable* to be eligible for exhibition. Login to your family profile at https://in.4honline.com for Animal Identification Instructions.
- All Beef members must be YQCA certified to exhibit by June 1st.
- All 4-H Beef must be entered into 4HOnline no later than May 15th, Steers must be enrolled by April 1st at in.4honline.com
- All Beef exhibiting at the Pulaski County Fair must be declared by June 1st at pulaskicountyin.fairentry.com
- All CATTLE (Includes steers, commercial heifers, and registered heifers) to be shown at the County and State Fair must be RFID tagged and weighed (registered heifers do not need to be weighed)
- All Steers must turn in DNA samples into the Extension Office if attending the State Fair by April 1st.
- All Beef Heifers must turn in DNA hair samples to the Extension Office by May 15th.
- Purebred animals must have registration papers for State Fair from their association and be identified by registration number or dam registration number and birth date at the time of enrollment.
Grooming assistance rule for all species:
4-H members may receive clipping and grooming assistance for all species, on show day, only from the following:
- Immediate family (parent/guardian, sibling, aunt/uncle).
- A current Indiana 4-H member
- Indiana 4-H members name and enrollment of county must be turned into the Extension Office by June 1st.
- An individual enrolled in the Indiana 4-H Approved Animal Grooming Assistance Program.
- Approved Groomers must enroll annually by June 1st
- Completion of the online Animal Ethics modules every 2 years. Modules can be found online at https://extension.purdue.edu/4h/Pages/online-animal-ethics-program.aspx
- Contact the Extension Office on current info on how to enroll.
Pulaski County Steer and Commercial Heifer Weigh-In/Tagging
January 25, 2020, at the Pulaski County Fairgrounds from 9 am -11 am
Pulaski County Starter Calf Weigh-In/Tagging
May 2, 2020, at the Pulaski County Fairgrounds from 8 am - 10 am
All cattle require a county tag and an RFID tag. Each tag is $3.00.
Registered heifers are required to have an RFID tag and tattoo.
Please see the related files below for the Pulaski County 4-H Beef project.