University of Maryland Extension

Beef

Cecil County 4-H Beef Project Requirements

4-H Member & Project Enrollment

  • Cecil County & Maryland State Fair’s 4-H Member Project Enrollment Deadline is May 1st of the current year entered in 4-H Online
  • 4-H members are expected to regularly attend club meetings

BREEDING BEEF

Registration papers/lease must be in the individual 4-Hers name only! 

  • Cecil County Fair Ownership deadline June 1st of current year (Registration paper received by breed association)
  • Maryland State Fair Ownership deadline July 1st of current year (Registration paper received by breed association)
  • Commercial Breeding Beef Ownership deadline June 1st of current year (Must be tagged & Completed Maryland Livestock registration received in 4-H Extension Office)
  • 4-H Breeding Lease annual deadline June 1st of current year
  • Breeding beef can be owned or leased but not both

MARKET BEEF STEER

  • Cecil County Fair Market Animal Ownership deadline January 1st of current year
  • All market beef tagged for market must be tagged & weighed on January 4, 2020 at Fair Hill from 9:00-11:00 AM
  • All youth/parent must also fill out and sign the Livestock Registration Form and submit by January 4th
  • Market beef steers must be owned
  • All market beef tagged for market must be born after August 1, 2018 for Cecil County Fair Participation (born after January 1, 2019 for Maryland State Fair Participation) and must be castrated and dehorned at the time of tagging

FEEDER BEEF STEER

  • Cecil County Fair Feeder Beef Ownership deadline May 15th of current year
  • All feeder beef must be tagged for market but be tagged & weighed on either May 14 or 15, 2020 from 6-8 PM at Fair Hill
  • All youth/parent must also fill out and sign the Livestock Registration Form and submit by May 15th 
  • Feeder Beef Steers must be owned

Completed Maryland 4-H Animal Husbandry & Quality Assurance Program by July 1st of current year if 1st year in project or if 4-H age 8, 11 or 14 as of 1/1 of current year

  • Juniors-Junior Program
  • Intermediates & Seniors-Part 1 and specific project species (Please make sure that you are logged in)

4-H Show Entry Deadlines:

  • Eastern Shore Spring Show Deadline-April 15th of current year
  • Cecil County Breeders’ Fair Deadline-May 1st of current year
  • Cecil County Fair Entry Deadline-July 1nd of current year
    • Cecil County Fair 4-H Animal Exhibitor Orientation and Livestock Sale Meeting, June 3 or June 8, 2020
      • Youth and a parent/guardian must attend if 4-H animal project stays entire week of the fair
  • Cecil County Fair 4-H Animal Setup, July 21, 2020
  • Maryland State Fair Entry Deadline-July 31st of current year (online only)

Signed 4-H Forms:

  • Maryland 4-H Animal Science Code of Show Ring Ethics

Maryland Department of Agriculture Animal Health Forms for Show

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