American Meat Science Association

Cargill High Plains Intercollegiate Meat Judging Contest

  • Contest Date: October 30, 2022
  • Contest Location: Cargill, Friona, TX
  • Contest Facility Address: 1400 W. 1st, Hereford, TX 79045
    • The contest will consist of both divisions: A&B-Divisions

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Contest Details

Plant Address and Contact

  • Address:1400 W. 1st St., Hereford, TX 79045
  • Facility Contact: Casey Conrad- casey_conrad@cargill.com

Committee

  • Chair: Bucky Gwartney- USDA-AMS
  • Committee Members: Kyle Caldwell, Bettcher; KatieRose McCullough, NAMI; Nick Hardcastle, Cargill; Wendy Woerner, Jodie Pitcock, USDA-AMS; and Darrell Dowd, USDA-AMS.
  • Cooler Superintendent- West Texas A&M University
  • Group Leaders- West Texas A&M University, Texas Tech University, Tarleton State University, University of Florida, Oklahoma State University, Kansas State University, Texas A&M University (2).
  • Card Runners- Tarleton State University and Texas Tech University

Contest Components

  • Class #1- Beef Carcasses; Class #2- Beef Cuts; Class #3- Pork Carcasses; Class #4- Pork Cuts; Class #5- Lamb Carcasses; Class #6- Value Based Pricing; Class #7- Beef Cuts; Class #8- Pork Carcasses; Class #9- Pork Cuts; Class #10 -Lamb Carcasses; Quality and Yield

Contest Schedule

  • 5:30am- Group Leaders arrive
  • 5:30am- Registration begins at 5:30am-ALL competitors MUST be registered by 6:00am
  • 6:00am- Brief welcome and instructions, divide into groups, and prepare for the contest
  • 6:50am- Competitors enter the cooler
  • 7:00am- Contest begins- we MUST begin on time
  • 8:00am- A Division Group Leaders and Teams arrive and Registration begins- All competitors MUST be registered by 8:15am
  • 8:15am- Brief welcome and instructions, divide into groups, and prepare for the contest
  • 9:00am- Competitors enter the cooler
  • Midmorning- Coaches will receive an email with a contest update to project the completion time
  • 2:00-2:30pm- Contest concludes

Award Ceremony

  • Banquet Location: Hereford Civic Center
  • Address:1001 W. 15th St., Hereford, TX 79045
  • Banquet Time: 7:30pm- The banquet will be streamed via Facebook Live, so please share this with your students. 
 

   

 

 

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