4-H Meats Judging

UW Meat Laboratory rules

Hard Hats and Frocks Required for all 4­H Meat Judging Contests.

For safety and sanitary reasons, hard hats and frocks will be required to be worn by all participants 4­H Meat Judging events at the Meat Science Laboratory at UW­Madison. Hairnets are also required but will be provided to you when you arrive at the Meat Lab. To prevent the spread of bacteria and disease, it is critical that you wear clean garments, especially shoes. No sandals or open toed shoes are allowed. For some teams with processing plants nearby, you may be able to borrow hats and frocks for the contest. There may be other sources of hard hats and frocks available in local areas.

If you wish to purchase hard hats and frocks, one source is Koch Supplies in Kansas City. Their toll free order number is: 800­456­5624;  (fax=800­329­5624); web: www.kochsupplies.com.

Ordering information: Hard Hats:  V­Gard Safety Cap (~$6.00 each in orders of less than 12)

Color Koch No. White  3085  71271 Green  3085  71291 Blue  3085  71281 Yellow  3085  71301 Red  3085  71311 Orange  3085  71321 Gray  3085  71331

Note: “Bump hat” are lighter weight hats available for slightly less cost (~ $5 each). However, the catalog states: “These bump hats . . . are not meant to be worn for protection from the impact of falling or glancing objects.”  We do not recommend bump hats, but rather the full protection of the hard hats listed above.

For other detials on 4-H Meats Judging Contest information please visit http://fyi.uwex.edu/youthlivestock/programs/4hmeatscontest/

Helpful Documents for Meat Judging Preparation

4-H Meats Scantron

New 2012 Retail Cut With Codes

2012 State 4-H Meats Judging Contest Classes

Description of Meats Contest Score Sheets 13