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Midway District

Midway Extension District #15

Ellsworth Office:
210 N. Kansas
Suite #1, Courthouse
Ellsworth, KS 67439

Russell Office:
309 S. Fossil
Russell, KS 67665

Hours: Monday-Friday
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
(Closed for lunch 12-1)


The beef project is an excellent way to learn about raising, caring for and managing beef. Begin with a calf or build your own heard as you learn about the beef industry.

Things to learn/do in the project:

Ages 7-9

  • Identify breeds of beef cattle
  • Learn the parts of a calf
  • Compare animal differences
  • Halter break a calf

Ages 10-13

  • Learn about cattle feeds and how they are digested
  • Judge beef cattle and present oral reasons
  • Show a calf and learn showing techniques

Ages 14 and Older

  • Use performance data to make breeding decisions
  • Evaluate beef carcasses and identify meat products
  • Explore impact of technology and career opportunities in the beef industry

Educational Materials



Clinton Laflin

Livestock Production Agent
309 S Fossil 
Russell, KS 67665


Additional Resources