Meat Judging Results

2018 International

The International Meat Judging Contest was held November 11, 2018 at Tyson Foods in Dakota City, Nebraska. In total, 115 contestants from 19 universities participated in the contest.  

Senior Division

Top Individuals   

  1. Koby Valentine, Texas Tech University, (1078) Koby Valentine web
  2. Jarrett Douglas, University of Florida, (1068)
  3. Kathryn Hearn, Oklahoma State University, (1065)
  4. Leah Parsons, Kansas State University, (1057)
  5. Hannah Taylor, Kansas State University, (1053)
  6. Holly Sanders, Texas A&M University, (1052) 
  7. Katelyn Gillum, Oklahoma State University, (1051)
  8. Lilly Hildebrand, Oklahoma State University, (1044)
  9. Thachary Mayer, Texas Tech University, (1042) 
  10. Sam Davis, Kansas State University, (1042) 

Top Teams

  1. Oklahoma State University, (4188)
  2. Texas Tech University, (4140)
  3. Kansas State University, (4139)
  4. Colorado State University, (4132)
  5. Texas A&M University, (4088)

Oklahoma State University
 Oklahoma State 2018

Individual Division Results

Beef Grading - Katelyn Gillum, Oklahoma State University (270)
Lamb Judging - Koby Valentine, Texas Tech University (147)
Pork Judging - Koby Valentine, Texas Tech University (290)
Beef Judging - Mac Cassas, Colorado State University (287)
Specifications - Katelyn Gillum, Oklahoma State University (100)
Total Beef - Jarrett Douglas, University of Florida (551)
Total Placings - Holly Sanders, Texas A&M University (495)
Total Reasons - Koby Valentine, Texas Tech University (230)
Alternate Contest - Jessie Featherstone, Texas Tech University (853)

Team Division Results

Beef Grading - Oklahoma State University (1024)
Lamb Judging - Texas Tech University (585)
Pork Judging - Texas Tech University (1127)
Beef Judging - Colorado State University (1121)
Specifications - Oklahoma State University (400)
Total Beef - Oklahoma State University (2089)
Total Placings - Colorado State University (1935)
Total Reasons - Texas Tech University (902)

Official Committee

    Benjy Mikel, John R. White Company - Chairman
    David McKenna, Tyson Foods- Beef Carcasses
    Casey Mabry, Blue Reef Agri-Marketing - Beef Cuts
    Dustin Mohrhauser, Smithfield Foods - Pork Carcasses
    Zeb Gray, Furst-McNess Company - Pork Cuts
    Jodie Pitcock, USDA AMS - Lamb Carcasses
    Darrell Dowd, USDA AMS - Grading and Specifications

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