It might be midterm time for many college students, but that is not stopping some meat-minded students from the University of Florida from putting their skills to the test in Meat Judging!
University of Florida Meat Judging Team Competes in AMSA Eastern National Collegiate Meat Judging Contest
On September 30th and October 1st, the American Meat Science Association held its annual Eastern National Collegiate Meat Judging Contest in Wyalusing, Pa. Florida was represented by the UF Animal Sciences Department and UF Meat Sciencewith teams in the regular contest and alternate divisions.
Team members included Taylor Langford, Kelley Rendon, Marlee Kelly, and Nicole Patten in the regular division. The team placed 9th in Beef Grading, 8th in Lamb Judging, 10th in Pork Judging, 7th in Reasons and Questions, and 11th Overall. Patten placed 7th in Lamb Judging individually with 14 teams and 55 individuals competing. In the alternate contest, team members included Kaicie Chasteen, Jerri Rowell, Haley Webb, and Sarah Chambers. Webb placed 8th individually in Placings among 46 contestants.
Meat Judging is an event designed to test evaluation and selection skills of beef, pork, and lamb wholesale cuts and carcasses, along with beef grading, defect identification through specifications, and defense of placings via written reasons. For more information and full results, visit https://www.judgingcard.com/Results/Events.aspx?ID=7272.