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Dairy Steer

November 20, 2019
Dairy Steer

DAIRY STEER

 The educational 4-H dairy steer program and related activities (such as workshops and tours) provide youth a fun and hands-on learning experience which develops both dairy subject skills (such as nutrition, housing, and health care) and life skills (such as responsibility, decision-making, nurturing, and communications) under the direction of caring adults.

Show order for 2020 is: Crossbred, Holstein, Brown Swiss, Milking Shorthorn, Jersey, Guernsey, and Ayrshire

 Project Rules: 

  1. All animal class entries must be entered into fairentry.com by July 8.
  2. All Current Record sheets/manuals are due to your club leader by July 8.
  3. All dairy animals must be owned by regularly enrolled 4-H members of Jasper County. Partnership of parent and club member is acceptable.
  4. Market Steers MUST BE ENTERED ONLINE after tagging but no later than April 1.
  5. Dairy Feeder steers MUST BE ENTERED ONLINE by May 15th.
  6. Purebreds and grades will show together by breeds. For county fair only, crossbreds of 100% dairy breeds are allowed.
  7. No registration papers will be required at the county fair, but will be for State Fair Exhibits.
  8. A club member may show only one animal in a class.
  9. See 4-H General Rules for information on manual completion requirements.
  10. Posters must follow 4-H Poster, Notebook & Display Board Rules. It is REQUIRED that all posters, notebooks, and display boards include a reference list indicating where information was obtained, giving credit to the original author, to complete the 4-H member’s exhibit. This reference list should/might include website links, people and professionals interviewed, books, magazines, etc. It is recommended this reference list be attached to the back of a poster or display board, be the last page of a notebook, or included as a part of the display visible to the public. A judge is not to discredit an exhibit for the manner in which references

 Dairy Steer ID Requirements:

 REFERENCE MANUAL: Beef Resource Handbook Ohio State University (4-H 117R) Each grade will have its own record sheet. Each family will have a shared Reference Manual to keep throughout their 4-H Dairy Steer competition years.

 

DAIRY FINISHED STEER Project Rules

  1. A 4-H member may show no more than six (6) dairy finished steers, (no more than 3 at State Fair.) and six (6) dairy feeder steers. No more than six (6) total may be of one breed. 
  2. 4-H Steers MUST BE ENTERED ONLINE after tagging but no later than April1.  Steers must be identified with ear tags (county AND RFID) and weight.
  3. Sire and dams of dairy steers must be from dairy breeds. Steers may be crossbred, but must be 100% dairy breed.
  4. Dairy Steers must exhibit dairy breed characteristics in their head, neck, body, and muscle structure. They must not exhibit any signs of crossbreeding between the 6 dairy breeds and any beef breed.
  5. All dairy steers must be 100% dairy blood but do not have to be registered animals. Crosses of beef and dairy breeds will not be allowed. Dairy superintendents will evaluate all dairy steers for 100% dairy breed characteristics. The decisions made by them will be final. Any steers sifted for beef characteristics may show in the crossbred Beef Steer class.
  6. Steers will be judged on meat value and meat yielding qualities.
  7. Steers will show during beef show in breed classes.
  8. Dairy Steer showmanship will be held in connection with beef showmanship.
  9. Dairy Beef Finished steers are defined as those weighing 701 pounds or more the day of fair weigh in. (1000-1550 lbs. for State Fair.)
  10. 4-H record - use the record sheet used by beef steers.
  11. Steers born before January 1 of the current year must not have horns over 3” long, they MUST BE 3” or shorter, or will not be allowed to unload.
  12. Animals must be shown “washed down” with no hair grooming except clipping. Use of show sticks is optional.

 

DAIRY FEEDER STEER Project Rules

  1. All Dairy Feeder Steers MUST BE ENTERED ONLINE by May 15.  
  2. Any 4-H member is eligible to participate. A 4-H member may show no more than six(6) dairy feeder steers. No more than six (6) total may be of one breed.
  3. Sire and dams of dairy steers must be from dairy breeds. Steers may be crossbred, but must be 100% dairy breed.
  4. Dairy Steers must exhibit dairy breed characteristics in their head, neck, body, and muscle structure. They must not exhibit any signs of crossbreeding between the 6 dairy breeds and any beef breed.
  5. All dairy steers must be 100% dairy blood but do not have to be registered animals. Crosses of beef and dairy breeds will not be allowed. Dairy superintendents will evaluate all dairy steers for 100% dairy breed characteristics. The decisions made by them will be final. Any steers sifted for beef characteristics may show in the crossbred Beef Steer class.
  6. Steers will show during beef show in breed classes
  7. Dairy Beef Feeder steers are defined as those weighing up to 700 pounds the day of fair weigh in. Ideal weight for the animals at show time is 400 to 450 lbs.
  8. For State Fair entry, steers must weigh between 300 and 700 lbs. and must be tagged with county and RFID tags. They may be brought to the Beef & Dairy Steer weigh-in in March, or the Goat and Sheep weigh-in in May.
  9. The animal must be in the possession of the 4-H member by May 15, or spring weigh in date, whichever is earliest.
  10. All animals must be castrated.
  11. All animals must meet with the health requirements for the fair and possess the proper identification and health papers.
  12. Feeder calves will be judged within each breed according to weight classes at the discretion of the committee.
  13. Use of show sticks is optional.
  14. All committee decisions over either written or verbal rules and disagreements will be final.

 

BEEF & DAIRY STEER SHOW CLASSES & AWARDS

 

Dairy Feeder Steers

Beef Starter Heifers

Cow/Calf Class

Beef Heifers

Grand Champion 4-H Beef Heifer

Reserve Grand Champion 4-H Heifer

 

Dairy Finished Steers

Grand Champion 4-H Dairy Finished Steer

Reserve Grand 4-H Champion Dairy Finished Steer

 

Dairy Steer showmanship

* Senior, Intermediate, Junior, Beginner

* Champion of Champions Dairy Steer Showman

 

Dairy Finished Steer Rate of Gain

Beef Starter Steers

Beef Market Heifers

Beef Steers

Steer Rate of Gain

Grand Champion 4-H Beef Steer

Reserve Grand Champion 4-H Beef Steer

 

Beef Showmanship

* Senior, Intermediate, Junior, Beginner

* Champion of Champions Beef Showman

 

Division winners in each animal type will be picked by their respective judge.  Those division winners, plus past division champions and past champion of champion winners will be eligible to compete in the overall beef barn champion of champions competition

The animal shown to represent beef or dairy beef in Supreme Showmanship competition will be whichever animal type the Overall Champion of Champion Showman exhibited during the beef/dairy beef showmanship contest.  If there are not enough cattle of that particular animal type available for each contestant to show during the Supreme Showmanship contest, the beef and dairy beef superintendent have the authority to supplement with other cattle.

 

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