e2dc1433-6fda-4455-b63d-ddbf9fcb9ebaThe 2022 National 4-H Meat Evaluation & Identification Contest will be held in October as part of the American Royal Livestock Show. The contest will be hosted by Kansas State University in Manhattan, Kansas.  The awards breakfast for contestants will be held on Wednesday, beginning at 8:00am at the American Royal Complex, 1701 American Royal Court, Kansas City, MO. 

Registration Link Coming Soon!

The registration process will only allow you to pay with a credit card. Please click on the link above and select "register" for the 2022 National 4-H Meat Evaluation Contest.

  • You might be asked to login to your AMSA account. If you do not have an account you will need to create one.  If you need help with your username or password please email Leslie Frenzel.
  • You will be asked to list the coach's name, each team member's name and date of birth. You will also need to list the number of banquet guests that will be attending in addition to the coach and team members.
  • You only need to fill out one registration per team - the $100 fee is for the entire team. 
  • Proceed to check out. After selecting your address you will be asked to pay with a credit card.
  • After confirming payment you will receive a confirmation email, this email is your receipt. If you need a different invoice please send an email to information@meatscience.org.
  • If you need to be invoiced, please call Leslie Frenzel 210-410-3514

General Information

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

Tentative 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 Presentation 

The awards breakfast for contestants will be held on Wednesday beginning at 8:00am at the American Royal Complex, 1701 American Royal Court, Kansas City, MO.

Suggested Lodging Information

You will need to make your own lodging arrangements in Manhattan. National chains in Manhattan include Fairfield Inn, Hampton Inn, Super 8, Motel 6, Days Inn, Comfort Inn, and Holiday Inn. There is not a designated block this year. 

Information for American Royal activities may be found at www.americanroyal.com .

  • Holiday Inn at the Campus, Manhattan, KS 
    1641 Anderson Ave, Manhattan, KS, 785-539-7531

 Sponsors & Other Information

Rules and Scorecard Information 

2022 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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