Beef Project is an excellent way to learn about an important industry in Montana and the rest of the nation. Through this project, you can learn about all aspects of the beef industry, either by directly caring for a calf or by learning about beef through the 4-H achievement program in each level. You may raise a market calf or manage a breeding animal at any level. Youth wishing to enroll in Market Beef or Breeding Beef must also be enrolled in Level 1, 2, or 3. If you enroll in independent study, you are expected to have already completed the three levels of the beef project and have set some learning goals for your independent work.
Project Books Required? No
Project books can be purchased here.
*** Please note, if you do not attend at least one workshop in your project area during the 4-H year, you will be required to complete activities in your project book and turn it in with your record book. The number of activities required to complete a 4-H year in each project book can be found here.
Project age limit? 8 and up
Project Superintendent Information
Beef Superintendent: Larry St. Clair & Chris Petre
Contact: 406-465-4524 & 406-439-8371
How will you be contacted? Email
Junior Superintendents: Carter Petre, Colter Petre, Garrett St. Clair
2023 4-H MARKET BEEF TAGGING
Possession date: Thursday, December 15th, 2022
Tagging form(s) due: Friday, December 23rd, 2022 by 5:00 p.m.
Tagging date: Sunday, January 1, 2023
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Bill Hamilton Building Scale House
Rate of Gain Requirements
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Montana State University and the Montana State University Extension Service prohibit discrimination in all of their programs and activities on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, religion, age, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, and marital and family status. Issued in furtherance of cooperative extension work in agriculture and home economics, acts of May 8 and June 30, 1914, in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and Director of Extension, Extension Service, Montana State University, Bozeman, MT 59717