The Intercollegiate Meat Judging program is made possible through the support of numerous donors.

AMSA Intercollegiate Meat Judging Sustaining Supporters





Elanco Animal Health




National Pork Board




Food Safety Net Services
Merck Animal Health
Smithfield Foods, Inc.
Tyson Foods, Inc.


Jack Link's
Superior Farms

Contest Hosts

  • International—Tyson, Dakota City, NE
  • High Plains—Cargill, Friona, TX
  • Elanco Animal Health American Royal—Nebraska Beef, Omaha, NE
  • Eastern National—Cargill Regional Beef, Wyalusing, PA
  • Southwestern—Frontier Meats, Fort Worth, TX and Southwestern Exposition and Livestock Show
  • National Western—JBS USA, Inc., Greeley, CO and National Western Stock Show

Intercollegiate Meat Judging Supporters

American Angus Association
American Hereford Association
American Meat Science Educational Foundation—Rachel Hamilton Memorial
American Meat Science Educational Foundation—Dell Allen Mentorship Fund
American Meat Science Educational Foundation - Gary Smith Mentorship Fund
American Meat Science Educational Foundation - Jimmy Wise Mentorship Fund
American Royal Livestock Show
Dr. Robert Campbell
Dr. and Mrs.Tom Carr
Certified Angus Beef LLC
Certified Hereford Beef
CEV Multimedia, Ltd.
Colorado Livestock Association
Eastern Lamb Producers Cooperative
Eastern Meat Packers Association
Dr. Margaret Hardin
Dr. Randy Harp
Dr. Gretchen Mafi
"The Illini in Indiana"
Keystone Foods
Livestock, Poultry & Seed Program, Agricultural Marketing Service, USDA
Lone Star Beef Processors
Dr. Mark Miller
National Block & Bridle Club
National Lamb Feeders Association
North American Meat Institute
National Western Stock Show
North Dakota State University- Animal Science Graduate Student Carnivore Catering
Oklahoma-Texas Meat Processors Association
Pennsylvania Association of Meat Processors
Pennsylvania Beef Council
Pennsylvania Pork Producers Council
Ryan Person
Sadler's Smokehouse
Shield Manufacturing Corporation
Southwest Meat Association
Southwestern Exposition and Livestock Show
Standard Meat Company
Tarleton State Meat Judging
Texas Association of Meat Processors
Texas Tech University Meat Science & Red Raider Meats
US Meat Export Federation
WTAMU-Beef Carcass Research Center
Wolverine Packing Company
And a special thank you to the many volunteers who  assist with contest arrangements, serve as committee members, group leaders and scorers.

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