Meat Evaluation Educational Resources

Become a member of the association and gain access to our collection of educational resources for your classroom.  Our content includes:

  • Basic Meat Judging Evaluation Techniques
  • Practice Classes
  • Meat Judging Image Library
  • Beef Quality Grading
  • Beef Yield Grading
  • Retail Identification

To access the educational resources, please create an account here and then complete this online request form, and AMSA staff will verfiy your AMSA membership status and grant you access the online content. 

New content will be uploaded quarterly!

Meat Evaluation Handbook

For years, The Meat Evaluation Handbook has served as the prmary text for training thousands of meat science professionals in the area of fresh meat evaluation. The current expanded edition is the industry standard guide for fresh meat grading and selection.  

Ordering information and details may be found online through our publishing partner 

Order the Meat Evaluation Handbook

Intercollegiate Contest Materials and Resources

Intercollegiate Meat Judging Handbook

2024 Spring Value Based Pricing Sheet

Meat Evaluation Resources

USDA Marbling Cards
Click the link to purchase a set of the USDA marbling cards. Set of 6 official color prints illustrating the lower limits of degrees of marbling. (Slight through Moderately Abundant).

Objective Reason Grading
Mark Miller, Texas Tech University
Jake Nelson, Oklahoma State University

Perspectives on Judging Pork Loins
Dustin Mohrhauser, Smithfield Foods

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.

Pork Quality Cards
National Pork Board – Pork Store

Beef Ribeye Grids

Art Design Services Company
4910 Decatur St, Ste 104
Hyattsville, MD, 20781
Phone 301-982-7304Fax 301-277-7307
Ask for #3 Beef Ribeye Grids

Beef Probes

Visit the Nasco on-line catalog
Or call Nasco at 800-558-9595, catalog number C02615N-65
Price: $2.95 each or $2.45 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

Meat Identification Tutorial
DVD study system that includes high resolution photos and customizable quizzes to recognize and properly identify the 135 retail cuts and their corresponding primal cuts on the species of beef, pork and lamb in preparation for the Retail Meats ID competition.