Bite Into Beef

Grades 3-5

Bite Into Beef engages youth in activities to identify breeds, locate parts, judge, halter break a calf, fit a steer, show a calf, recognize a healthy animal, select feed ingredients and shop for beef and beef by-products.

Chapter 1: Know Your Beef

Breed Associations

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Beef Terms

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Beef Quality Assurance

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Beef Management

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Calf Pattern

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Calf Pattern Directions

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Chapter 2: Animal Health

Calf Pattern

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Calf Pattern Directions

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Chapter 3: Beef and Beef Products

National Cattleman's Beef Association

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Chapter 4: It's Showtime

Working With Your Beef Project

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Beef Shows

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Beef Showmanship

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Working with Your Beef

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Here's the Beef

Grades 3-8

Here’s the Beef challenges youth with activities related to leg structure, presenting oral reasons in judging, feed ingredients, behavior, nose printing, parasites, fitting, ethical issues, beef carcass composition and retail meat cuts.

Chapter 1: Animal Health

Nutrient Requirment of Beef Cattle

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Beef Parasites 1: External Parasites

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Beef Parasites 2: Internal Parasites

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Chapter 2: Safety and Ethics

Animal Care

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Chapter 3: Judging Beef

Beef Improvement Federation

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Beef Conformation

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Chapter 4: Grading Beef

National Livestock and Meat Board

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Meat Judging

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Leading the Charge

Grades 6-8

Leading the Charge focuses on selection and judging, feeds, careers, health, reproduction, and meats and marketing encourage youth to deepen their learning.

Chapter 1: Animal Nutrition and Health

American Angus Association

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National Cattleman's Beef Association

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Feed Labels

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Beef Diseases

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Chapter 2: Showing Beef

Beef Fitting

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Chapter 3: Meat Evaluation

Beef Carcass

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Chapter 4: EPD's

Expected Progeny Difference

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Chapter 5: Reproduction

Calf Pattern

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Calf Pattern Directions

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Chapter 6: Exploring Careers

Beef Careers

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Helper's Guide

A young person has asked you to serve as his/her helper for the Beef Project. You may be a family member, project leader or advisor, teacher or a neighbor. Your role in guiding, encouraging and rewarding progress is very important. How you choose to be involved will often determine the success the youth has in developing important life skills while learning what beef is all about.

Completion Certificates

Bite Into Beef

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Here's the Beef

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Leading the Charge

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Additional Resources

Biosecurity

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Beef Online Games

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Knots, Rope

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