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4-H Alberta - Steer Carcass Competition

Deadline: December 01, 2018 11:59 PM  
Location: Across Alberta  

Program Description:


With the growing popularity of the carcass beef project, this year, members will once again have the opportunity to compete in a province-wide carcass competition. Members select and feed a beef animal to the finished weight, as they would a live market beef project, however the animal is judged live and on the rail providing members with an additional learning opportunity. Members' carcass project animals will be slaughtered at one of several designated facilities across the province and judged by the same judges for consistency. 

Goal: The goal of this competition is to find the carcass that provides the highest quality beef for a restaurant.

Requirements:  A 4-H member in good standing, located and registered in the Province of Alberta.  All Policy 6.05 Rules and Regulations must be followed, in addition to the following:

  • Carcass Steers must be weighed in, tagged with 4-H* and CCIA Tag, and registered with your club by December 1, 2018. Note: 4-H tag means ID tag used to identify as a 4-H project
  • Completed online program registration (including required animal information and $75 registration fee) and 3 photos (front, left side, right side) submitted to by December 1st, 2018.
  • *NEW* Harvest sites information will be provided at the time of registration. Please indicate your preferred harvest location. These will be filled on a first come, first served basis.
  • The animal must be “Tie Broke” for live evaluation. All harvest dates are tentatively scheduled within a 2 week window in early-mid June 2019. Exact harvest dates and locations will be available after October 15th, 2018
  • Members must agree to deliver the animal to one of the Abattoir’s selected by the 4-H Alberta Steer Carcass Committee on the date specified, as selected at registration.   Harvest delivery time is approximately June 12th, 2019. Abattoir availability was selected around local Achievement Day needs.
  • Members must provide a final picture of member and animal on day of delivery to the Abattoir
  • Provide a PowerPoint presentation about their project, deadline will be communicated in conjunction with carcass viewing at the harvest locations
  • For regions, districts and local Achievement Day Sale committees that allow replacement of animals, the following applies. Local level rules must be adhered to.
  • If the entry into the 4-H Alberta Steer Carcass Competition is a companion animal to a Market Steer Live Project and is used to replace that project; the entry is cancelled and fee is forfeited.  If the Market Steer Live is deemed to be unruly, the member may switch with the 4-H Alberta Steer Carcass entry until February 15, 2019, provided both steers are registered as a 4-H project by December 1st, 2018.  Members may only switch once and the member will be required to provide proof from their Show and Sale Committee to within 1 week of the approved switch.

Steer Carcass Competition Guidelines


Registration Cost

Provincial Event Registration Policies

  • Online Registration opens at 12:00 am on the first day of registration and is available 24 hours a day until midnight of the registration deadline.
  • Registration is not considered complete until full payment is received.
  • All requests for late registration (after the Regular Registration Deadline) will be accepted at the sole discretion of the program lead and will be subject to an additional fee of $50.00 on top of the Regular Registration cost.
  • An administrative fee of $50.00 will be retained on all cancellations. Cancellations received less than 14 days before the event start date will forfeit the entire registration fee unless a delegate replacement is available or extenuating circumstances are at play. 

Event PDF:    4-H Alberta Steer Carcass Competition online registration is open - deadline Dec 1
4-H Alberta Steer Carcass Competition Guidelines
Region: Provincial
Who can apply: All Members

For more information contact: Lexi Hoy, Phone: 310-0000 then 403-948-8501, Email: