Meat Judging Contest, Saturday August 24, 2019
Judging Teams help youth to develop life skills in the areas of decision making, critical thinking, oral reasoning, self-confidence and problem solving. Youth evaluate a class of four items and then answer questions or orally defend their placings. Meat Judging trains youth to distinguish differences in the values of various meat cuts. Youth learn how to evaluate and identify retail cuts as well as wholesale cuts and carcasses. The 4-H meat judging program allows youth to learn about the different cuts of meat along with the trimness and quality factors that affect the safety and taste of the meat products we consume.
- Rules, Sample Reasons and Notes to forward to coaches and agriculture teachers.
- Retail ID Scorecard
- We plan on the 4-H contest starting and ending at the same time as the FFA contest. If you or your coaches have any questions or need assistance finding resources to train the team, please feel free to contact Amy Powell.
Youth Should Bring
- Appropriate dress, including long pants and closed-toe shoes. Bring a sweatshirt or jacket for the coolers.
- A county may enter as many teams as they wish in the 4-H Contest. Individuals are also welcome to compete for the individual awards.
- Junior 4th-8th grade as of January 1, 2018
- Senior 9th-12th grade as of January 1, 2018
- 9:00-9:45 Registration, Kildee Hall Atrium
- 9:50-1:15 Contest, Meat Lab
- 2:00 Awards