4-H Meats Judging Contest

What:  This contest test the knowledge of youth in the 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.

WhenMonday, June 14, 2021, Registration 9:30 am  – Contest begins at 10 am!
Where:  The Meat Market, 700 Lincoln Ave., Baraboo, WI

2021 Contest Information:
Each participant MUST register individually through 4HOnline.  In accordance with UW-Madison Extension COVID programming guidelines, we need to track each participant individually in the event that contact tracing is needed.
Instructions for Registering through 4HOnline
2021 Meats Judging Packet

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
Processed Meat Identification Guide
Retail Cut Key
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.)
Livestock Scantron example for processed meats 18 with explanations
Scantron Directions
Label Questions

2021 Media/Results Information:
2021 4-H Meats Newsrelease Final
Contest Photos (via google photos)

2019 Media Information:

2019 4-H Meats NR Final

2019 link to contest photos (via google)

2019 Contest Results:

2019 State 4-H Meats Contest Results – Junior (Top 10, Top Teams, Top Retail and Eval)

2019 State 4-H Meats Senior Judging Results (Top 10, Teams, Top in Eval, Retail, Reasons)

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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