Although preparation for this year's youth meat judging contests has just begun, the collegiate season is wrapping up and the UF Animal Sciences Department Meats Judging Team has had a successful season this year!
University of Florida Meat Judging Team Competes in AMSA International Intercollegiate Meat Judging Contest
State 4-H and FFA meat judging contests may not be until the spring, but the fall collegiate meat judging season wrapped up this week with the final contest of the year. The University of Florida's Meat Judging Team recently competed in the American Meat Science Association's Intercollegiate International Meat Judging Contest in Dakota City, Nebraska on November 15th.
Team members included Victoria Kidder, Lindsey Smith, Heather Hamblen, and Nathan Odom. The team placed 7th in Pork Judging, 5th in Total Placings, and 14th Overall. Kidder also placed 5th in Pork Judging and 4th in Total Placings individually.
Great job to all and good luck to these outstanding individuals as they pursue their careers in the agriculture industry. Meat judging is an event that tests the ability of individuals to judge and grade retail and wholesale cuts of beef, pork, and lamb along with carcasses for quality, freshness, and composition. Contestants are also often required to defend their placings with written and oral reasons as well.
Full results are available online at https://www.judgingcard.com/Results/Events.aspx?ID=5014.
(Photo from UF Meat Science)