e2dc1433-6fda-4455-b63d-ddbf9fcb9ebaThe 2017 National 4-H Meat Evaluation & Identification Contest will be held on October 17th as part of the American Royal Livestock Show. The contest will be hosted on October 17th by Kansas State University in Manhattan, Kansas. The awards breakfast follows on October 18th at the American Royal in Kansas City, Missouri.

Register now for the 2017 National 4-H Meat Evaluation Contest!

General Information

American Royal National 4H Meat Judging Contest
October 17, 2017
Kansas State University Meat Laboratory, Manhattan, KS

Contest Schedule

6:45-7:30am - Contestant check-in - KSU Meat Lab Weber Hall Auditorium
8:00am - Contest Begins
2:30pm - Review of Contest/Official Placings


American Royal National 4H Meat Judging Awards Banquet
October 18, 2017
American Royal Grounds, Kansas City, MO


The banquet will begin at 8:00am on the American Royal Grounds in Kansas City, Missouri.

American Royal Grounds
1701 American Royal Court
Kansas City, MO

Suggested Lodging Information

You will need to make your own lodging arrangements in Manhattan and Kansas City. A block of rooms has been reserved for Monday, October 16th at the Holiday Inn -Manhattan at the Campus. Make reservations through the link below or by calling (855) 476 - 6976 by September 25 to guarantee the group rate. Other national chains in Manhattan include Fairfield Inn, Hampton Inn, Super 8, Motel 6, Days Inn, Comfort Inn, and Holiday Inn.

If possible, we suggest that you stay in the Kansas City area on Tuesday evening (approx. 2 hours from Manhattan).  A block of rooms (American Royal Livestock Show rate) is available at The Hilton Garden Inn. Make reservations early as rooms are limited.  If you choose to stay outside of Kansas City, please keep morning rush hour traffic in mind when planning your travel on Wednesday morning to the awards breakfast. Information for American Royal activities may be found at www.americanroyal.com .

  • Manhattan:  Holiday Inn at the Campus, Manhattan, KS - $109.95/night
    Click here to make reservations
    *Reservations must be made by September 25 to receive group rate.
  • Kansas City: Hilton Garden Inn, Kansas City
    520 Minnesota Avenue, Kansas City, KS, 913-342-7900
    Block Name: American Royal Livestock Show

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Rules and Scorecard Information 

2017 National 4-H Meat Judging Contest - Manhattan, KS

Meat Judging & Retail Cut Resources

Other Meat Judging Resources
Meat Judging Materials, including cards and the Meat Evaluation Handbook, that are available from the AMSA.

iCEV 4H Meat Judging Resources
CEV Multimedia has been developing multimedia classroom curriculum for over 30 years. Their resources include interactive videos and practice classes. They have offered a reduced subscription fee for 4H groups. For more info see the flier in the link above.

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