Beef Heifer Project

The 4-H Beef Heifer Project is similar in some ways to the more common market steer projects you might be familiar with, such as raising a calf to maturity.

However, while the market steer can only be sold for meat, the heifer can be retained and bred to bear a calf, sold as a breeding animal, or bred and then sold “ready-to-calf”.

While the return on the 4-H member’s investment may take longer with a heifer project, one has more choices and can establish a longer term association with an individual animal than is possible with a steer.

Contact: Dana Palmer