County Fair

The county fair . . . what a great time it is! Every summer, families flock to county fairs to see the latest 4-H project exhibits. Exhibiting is a fun and educational way for youth to showcase their project work to judges and to the public. Judging materials are supported by Bill Shaw in memory of his wife, Shirley.

County Fair Exhibit Ideas for the Beef Project

Judging 4-H Livestock Projects Suggestions for judging beef, sheep and swine youth exhibits. Includes information on how judging a project might affect a 4-H member.

Related Links

There’s so much more to learn in the 4-H Beef Project. Just follow these links!

National 4-H Online Beef Project
Visit this site for additional National 4-H Beef Project activities, information and links.

National Animal Identification System
Information on how this important new livestock animal identification system is being implemented in Wisconsin.

Implementation of the National Animal Identification System in Wisconsin by Bernie O’Rourke, UWEX Youth Livestock Specialist

Premise Registration Information

National Cattlemen’s Beef Association
Marketing organization and trade association for America’s 1 million cattle farmers and ranchers.

Saddle and Sirloin Club: Beef
UW-Madison student club that organizes and administers the Little International Horse Show, Badger Kick-off Classic Steer and Heifer Show, and the Badger Bonanza Lamb Show.

UW-Extension Animal Sciences: Beef
UW-Extension Animal Sciences Beef site with additional links to many beef education and resource centers, organizations, and libraries.

UW-Extension Animal Sciences: Youth
UW-Extension Animal Sciences Youth Extension site with additional links to the State Specialist, the calendar, MAQA information, State Fair results, and more.

Wisconsin Beef Council
Source of cooking and food safety tips, nutritional information, and recipes.

World Beef Expo
Four-day annual event in September at State Fair Park in West Allis, WI. Features 16 different breeds of beef cattle. Youth are invited to participate in beef judging contest during the expo.

Project Materials and Support

Beef Project Materials

For more information on the 4-H Beef Project, contact the following:

UW-Extension Youth Livestock Specialist: Bernie O’Rourke