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.
When: Saturday, Feb 4, 2023, Registration 8:30 am – Contest begins at 9 am sharp!
Where: Meat Science & Animal Biologics Discovery Building, UW Madison
The State 4-H Meat Science Judging Page has all of the details, registration and packet of resources. Please go to that website for all the information. There are additional resources below.
2020 Contest Information:
2019 Contest Information:
2019 Meats Judging Resource Packet – Please print out this packet as it includes all information regarding the 2019 contest.
2019 Meats Registration form -fillable – Please use this form to register youth on teams. This form is due to Lynn Pfeiffer by April 19th. Please copy Bernie on registrations also.
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.)
2019 Media Information:
2019 Contest Results:
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!