My older boys just completed their 4H steer project at the local county fair. It was my nine year old’s first year in 4H and I have to tell you that it was a struggle at times to convince him of the importance of feeding his steer twice a day! But he had a grand time at fair and admitted that hauling grain buckets morning and night was worth it after all! Nothing warms a 4H Mom’s heart more than those words.
Throughout the year my boys learned about animal identification, electronic identification programs, proper animal handling, trimming and fitting their steer and when a steer is finished (ready to go to market).