University of Florida Meat Judging Team Competes in AMSA High Plains Intercollegiate Meat Judging Contest
On October 30th, the American Meat Science Association held its annual High Plains Meat Judging Contest with the support of Cargill in Friona, Tx. Florida was represented by the UF Animal Sciences Department and UF Meat Science with B division team and two teams in the alternate division.
Team members in the B division included Jerri Rowell, Nicole Patten, Kelley Rendon and Marlee Kelley. The team placed 1st Overall in Specifications, 5th in Lamb Judging, 9th in Pork Judging, 9th in Reasons and 11th Overall. Individually, Rowell placed 6th in Specifications while Patten was 7th in Specifications with 13 teams and 49 individuals competing. In the alternate contest, team members included Kacie Chasteen, Taylor Langford, Haley Webb and Sarah Chambers on one team and Michael Gary, Kathryn Vogel and Heather Swain on another, which placed 5th and 10th Overall with 45 individuals and 15 teams competing.
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=7274.