Working Steer Project Fact Sheet

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The 4-H Working Steer Project allows youth the opportunity to train a pair of steers (castrated males) to work together as a team. Oxen are not a special breed of animal, but simply a working bovine (neutered bull). Technically, an “ox” is a mature individual age four years or more. Prior to reaching maturity they are called “working steers”. A single animal is an ox and the plural is oxen. This project is growing in popularity due to the numerous classes that a youth and their team can participate in.

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