Explore the beef industry. Learn about breeds, health, feed, behavior, judging and showing a calf, ethical issues, reproduction, marketing, careers and more. Your animal may be purebred, grade or crossbred; heifer, steer or cow-calf. New to 4-H? Get involved in the Beef Project!
What you can do
Level 1: Beef 1 - Bite into Beef
Learn about beef breeds, the parts of a beef animal, the skills needed to show beef, develop an understanding of beef quality assurance and more.
Level 2: Beef 2 - Here's the Beef
Explore the nutritional needs and digestive system of beef animals, understand the basics of judging beef, grading beef meat and more.
Level 3: Beef 3 - Leading the Charge
Expand your understanding of animal nutrition and health, fitting a beef animal for show, meat evaluation and more.
- US Beef and Cattle Statistics
- Beef Mouthing Sheet-University of Florida
- Beef Quality Assurance Manual (PDF)
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