Steer a Year Program
Steer a year was first started by Dr. Koong, Dr. Weber, and Dr. Zoolinger in 1993. It began as a class, teaching students about health, nutrition, carcass grading, and marketing of steers. Today it is club ran by project manager Chelsea Fisher and supervised by Mathew Kennedy.
We are donated calves each year that we raise, feed, and harvest. Our facilities are basically used as a small feedlot operation to teach students about beef management. Our goal is to get all steers to their market weight by the time they need to go to the Clark meat lab.
We currently have 11 pens that are all 15x48ft. Our facilities can accommodate up to 55 animals. We also have a squeeze chute to weigh and treat the calves.
We meet every Tuesday at 6pm in Withycombe 217.
Some events we participate in include beef bowl, NCBA, OCA, Agricultural Day, and industry tours.
More Information/Contact Information:
For more information about the club or to contact one of the officers or supervisors please visit our website at steerayear.ans.oregonstate.edu or like us on Facebook. There you will find news and a calendar of upcoming events, student information, background information, our donors and sponsors, student resources, calf information, marketing resources, and contact information of our supervisors and student officers.