4-H Meats Judging Contest

What:  This Contest test the knowledge of youth in placement of carcass and retail cut classes, carcass grading, retail cut identification and a quiz. This contest occurs annually with the teams traveling to Kansas City, MO and Denver, CO for national competition.  There is a Junior Division as well at the state level.

WhenSaturday, Feb.18, 2017, 12:30 registration, 1:00 pm start time
Where:  UW Madison, Meat Lab

2016 Contest Information:

2017 Meats Judging Resource Packet – Please print out this packet as it includes all information regarding the 2017 contest.

2017 Meats Judging Registration Form -Fillable Please use this form to register youth on teams.  This form is due to Lynn Pfeiffer by February 6th.

Meats Contest Resource Sheets – Below are examples of sheets used in the contest.
Beef Carcass Evaluation
Pork Carcass Evaluation
Lamb Carcass Evaluation
Beef Grading Worksheet
Processed-Meat ID – Updated 1/26/2017

Processed Meat Identification GuideUpdated 1/26/2017
Retail Cut Key
Meats Scantron
Scantron Directions
Label Questions

2017 Media Information:

2017 Contest Results

2016 Media Information:

2016 Contest Results – Junior Division

2016 Contest Results – Senior Division

University of Nebraska Meats Website
Texas A&M Meats Website 
National 4-H Contest Website

Beef cut Chart:  http://www.beeftips.com/cutchart.aspx

Interactive Meat Case: http://www.beefitswhatsfordinner.com/butchercounter.aspx#explore

State 4-H Meats Judging Contest videos – Learn more about what the Wisconsin 4-H Meats Judging contest is all about and test your knowledge learning more about processed meats, retail meat cuts, reading a product label, along with judging various classes of retail cuts. Watch the video in full, or stop and pause along the way to gain more information!


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