Raising steers to please today’s consumers requires more than just providing feed and water. Beef producers must understand good conformation, growth patterns, breed differences, and genetic traits.
The Market Steer project is one that takes many months of hard work and dedication. Many exhibitors bringing their projects to a close for this year’s Fair are already beginning the process of selection for next year’s steer project. Most students begin handling and breaking their weaned calves over the summer. Exhibitors work hard to prepare their steers for the show ring.
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.
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
- Levy Animal Clinic
- 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 Levy Animal Clinic|
|Market Steer Show Packet|
|Project Summary Sheet|
|Market Steer Entry Form|
|Beef Cattle Husbandry Study Guides|
|4-H members who are NOT 8 years old by 1 September 2016
CANNOT participate in this Large Animal Project.