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Kansas State 4-H Office
201 Umberger Hall
1612 Claflin Road
Kansas State University
Manhattan, KS 66506

785-532-5800
785-532-5981 fax
kansas4h@ksu.edu

Meat Judging

Senior Division

Competition to represent Kansas at the National (American Royal/KSU) or National Western (Denver/CSU) contests. Team of 3-4 (age 14-18 as of January 1) following National 4-H Meat Evaluation and Identification Guidelines. Individuals may judge for individual honors in cases where there are insufficient entrants from a county to make a team. Classes will consist of 30 retail cut identification; 3 classes or pork wholesale/primal-subprimal/retail cuts; 3 classes of beef wholesale/primal-subprimal/retail cuts; and 3 sets of oral reasons.

Intermediate Division

Team of 3-4 (age 10-13 as of January 1). Individuals may judge for individual honors in cases where there are insufficient entrants from a county to make a team. Classes will consist of 30 retail cut identification; 3 classes of pork wholesales/primal-subprimal/retail cuts; 3 classes of beef wholesales/primal-subprimal/retail cuts; and 2 sets of 5 questions.

Novice Division

Open to all 4-H individuals. Intended for individuals (no county teams) with minimal meat judging experience. Classes will consist of 30 retail cut identification; 3 classes of pork wholesale/primal-subprimal/retail cuts; 3 classes of beef wholesale/primal-subprimal/retail cuts; and 2 sets of 5 questions.