It’s time for the 4-H Beef Heifer Project. 4-H would like to offer an opportunity for youth to learn about beef cattle on the farm. We will have an informational meeting to help you get started and to answer any questions you may have. We will also have a showmanship clinic to prepare youth for the show. The show will be in conjunction with our annual 4-H Pig Squeal project. This project will help youth by teaching them: Cattle management skills, healthy animal production, beef animal care, show cattle presentation, record keeping, and pride in accomplishment. Listed below is the project timeline.
October: Choose your heifer. You may use one of your own or from a family member or you may purchase a heifer. Your choice. This does not have to be a “show calf”. The calf needs to be Fall 2015-Spring 2016 born. Get a halter on the animal this month.
November: Continue feeding and working with the calf on leading. Record books!
December: Showmanship Clinic. Saturday, December 3. 4R Arena, Tuscaloosa. Time TBA.
January: Work with your animal. Beef cattle workshop @ Extension office. TBA. Show guidelines will be presented to participants.
February: Prepare for show, February 25. Fine tune your animal…possible grooming clinic.
To register for this event, come by the Choctaw County Extension Office and complete a registration form. A $30 registration fee is due at the time of application. For more information, contact 4-H Foundation Regional Extension Agent David Perry at 205-459-2133.