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MEAT JUDGING RESOURCES

Intercollegiate Contest Materials
PDF files for official contest cards and other materials.

Processed Meat Judging Resources
Judging Guidelines, image gallery, and other resources.

2003 RMC Meat Judging Clinic
Placing class pictures with officials and reasons.

2010 RMC Meat Judging Resources 
Includes links to Power Points, handouts, and image galleries of example classes, grading, specs etc.

AMSA Meat Evaluation Handbook
A highly valuable meat resource publication you can't be without!

Guide to Identifying Meat Cuts - NCBA
The 2009 Guide provides information, cooking recommendations and identifying photos for all cuts of beef, veal, pork and lamb.  To purchase this Guide click the title link above, then select the "Beef Retail" tab and then click on "all items."

 

Beef Marbling Cards

Set of 6 official color prints illustrating the lower limits of degrees of marbling. (Slight through Moderately Abundant).

National Cattlemen's Beef Association
9110 E. Nichols Ave. Suite 300
Centennial, CO 80112
Phone: 303-694-0305

Web site: https://store.beef.org/ click on “beef retail” then select “marbling photographs.”

Pork Quality Cards

National Pork Board – Pork Store
1-866-490-5480 
http://egashops.directedje.com/PorkStoreProducer/product-listing.asp?CID=39

Beef Ribeye Grids

Art Design Services Company
4910 Decatur St, Ste 104
Hyattsville, MD, 20781
Phone 301-982-7304Fax 301-277-7307

Beef Probes

Visit the Nasco on-line catalog
Or call Nasco at 800-558-9595, catalog number C02615N-65

Price: $2.90 each or $2.41 each for 100 or more.

Ribeye Paper

Shield Manufacturing Corporation

1142 S.E. 29th Street, Oklahoma City, OK, 73129-6438

Phone 405-677-6222.

Pork Backfat Probes

Visit the Nasco on-line catalog.

Or call Nasco at 800-558-9595, catalog number C00155N

Price: $2.48 each or $2.19 each for 100 or more.

Pork, Lamb and Goat Grids

Grids are sold through Iowa State
Price: $1.50 each 

Meat Identification Flash Card Set, Slide Sets and other instructional materials

A number of meat judging-related instructional materials are available from Information Technology and Communication Services at the University of Illinois. Follow this link to the order form.

Meat Identification Tutorial

Each presentation provides information on wholesale cuts and indicators for identification. The CD-ROM concludes with quizzes and exams to test the student's knowledge.

Social Media

  • @MeatScience: Thanks @Elanco for their support of the meat judging program. They are making a huge difference for these students! #meatjudging
  • @MeatScience: Congratulations to @TexasTech University, Senior Division champs of the American Royal Intercollegiate Meat Judging Contest #meatjudging
  • @MeatScience: Congratulations to Fort Scott Community College, American Royal Meat Judging champions for the A-Division #meatjudging
  • @MeatScience: Congratulations Jenna Frink, Colorado State University: High Individual, Senior Division in the American Royal Meat Judging Contest
  • @MeatScience: Congratulations Rachel Gold, Fort Scott Community College: High Individual, A-Division of today's American Royal Meat Judging Contest