Commercial steer programs are outstanding beef training projects. They teach youth about economic strategies to feed and develop animals for market or for commercial cow-calf production. These projects place more emphasis on feed costs, average daily gains, feed conversions, and management strategies such as dehorning, castration and vaccination.
Daily handling and training must take place if exhibitors wish to be competitive. Extensive grooming and clipping is done in order to present their steers in the best possible light to the judge. The judge looks for steers with good thickness and balance and that stand up well on their legs.
Record keeping is an important part of the Feeder Steer Project and the cattle business. Important records include birth date and weight and weaning date and weight. Records are kept on the weight gain of the steer and type and amount of feed fed. Vaccinations and other herd health practices are noted.
As with all the animal projects in the SRF, a completed record book or summary sheet and show sponsor thank you letter must be turned in for an exhibitor to show his or her animal.
Show Superintendent: Scott Mills
Show Committee: Todd Begue, Frank Dola, Adam Elliott, Lint Jerrels
- Dr. Bill Martin, Martin Orthodontics
- Kloverleaf Tack, Kathy Inman
- Smith Law Firm
- Jeff & Heather Phillips,
- Brad & Shannon Etheridge,
- Doug & Lisa Anderson,
- Timbo & Cindy Childers,
- Joey & Cindy Anderson
|Please write your thank you letter to Dr. Bill Martin, Martin Orthodontics|
|Feeder Steer Show Packet|
|Project Summary Sheet|
|Feeder Entry Form|
|Beef Cattle Husbandry Study Guides|
4-H members who are NOT 8 years old by 1 September 2016