Meat Judging News and Important Information

Congratulations to Kansas State for Taking Top Honors at Iowa State

Feb 17, 2016

Congratulations to Kansas State University for taking top honors at the 2016 Iowa State University Intercollegiate Meat Judging Contest which was held February 13th at the Iowa State University Meat Laboratory in Ames, IA.

In total, 54 contestants representing 9 teams participated in the contest with Kansas State University, coached by Allison Hobson, Emily Bedwell, Pierce Bennett, Michael Cropp, and Dr. Terry Houser placing first.  Kansas State’s team members include: Trevor Birky, Olivia Cotroneo, Shelby Teague, Jessica Woodworth, Cole Spickler, Kevin Meng, Lindsey Mansfield, Kendra Pryor. Kansas State was followed by University of Missouri, South Dakota State University, Iowa State University, and The Ohio State University.

Trevor Birky (Kansas State University) was high individual and Olivia Cotroneo (Kansas State University) was second. 

This year’s committee consisted of: Dr. Jeff Savell, Texas A&M University; Anne Brucker, Hormel Foods; Kara Christensen, Seaboard Foods; Darin Doerscher, USDA; Casey Mabry, Cargill; Rick Jones, Jones Consulting. 


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