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 https://fyi.extension.wisc.edu/youthlivestock/programs/4hmeatscontest/
Helpful Documents for Meat Judging Preparation
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 Guide– Updated 1/26/2017
Retail Cut Key – Updated for 2018 contest (Updated 11/9/2017)
Meats Scantron (Front side is used for carcass placings, questions, written exam and grading. Back side is used for retail meat ID).
Livestock Scantron for processed meats 18 (This scan sheet is used to score the processed meat ID.)