Congratulations to the University of Missouri for taking top
honors at the 2016 Southeastern Intercollegiate Meat Judging Contest which was
held April 8th & 9th at Ohio Penal Industries’ Meat Processing Career
Center and the University of Kentucky.
In total, 54 contestants representing 9 universities participated in
the contest with the University of Missouri, coached by Ty Peckman and Katy
Shircliff placing first. Missouri’s team
members include: Katelyn Adams, Caleb Grohmann,
Audrey Anderson, Bryce McDonald, Bailey Kemp, and Alex Kranz. Missouri was
followed by University of Florida Orange, The Ohio State University Scarlet,
Iowa State University, and Tarleton State University.
Katelyn Adams (University of Missouri) was
high individual and Forest Francis (Tarleton State University) was second.
O’Diam (Certified Angus Beef), and Sarah Wells (Wendy’s) served as officials of
the beef portion of the contest in Ohio.
Dr. Terry Houser (Kansas State University), Katelyn Hawkins (Kentucky
Beef Council), and Jordy Berger (Purdue University) served as officials of the
Kentucky portion of the contest. Darrell
Dowd (USDA AMS) served as the official grader.