2024 Meat Animal Evaluation Contest

The 2024 National Meat Animal Evaluation Contest is scheduled on April 11-13, 2024 at the University of Wyoming, Laramie WY.

Event Registration Deadline: March 1, 2024
Entry Fees: $200 per school + $25.00 per person (Coaches and Students)
Sample calculation of entry fee, including alternates & coaches. 1 team (10 students), 2 alternates, 2 coaches
$200 + ($25 * 12 students) + ($25 * 2 coaches) = $550
2024 Meat Animal Evaluation Contest
The 2024 National Meat Animal Evaluation Contest is scheduled on April 11-13, 2024 at the University of Wyoming, Laramie WY. 
 
 Schedule of Events
*LREC = Laramie Research & Extension Center (470 WY-230, Laramie, WY 82070)
 
Thursday, April 11, 2024
  • 8:00 am Feeder Cattle Workout @ LREC – Multipurpose Building feedlot pens
  • 1:00 pm Market Animal Division @ LREC – Hansen Arena
Friday, April 12, 2024
  • 7:00 am Communications Division - first teams report (Location: TBD)
  • 8:00 am Communications Division - presentations begin (Location: TBD)
  • *Communications division will end ~10:30 AM
  • 1:00 pm Breeding Animal Division @ LREC – Hansen Arena
Saturday, April 13, 2024
  • 11:00 am – (half the contest) Meats Division – pork and lamb @ UW Meat Lab
  • 11:00 am – (half the contest) Meats Division – beef & retail cuts class @ 307 Meat Company
  • After completing the species rotation, students will be transported to the next facility to complete the second half of the contest. Teams will be transported by coaches in their groups, not with their own teams.
  • 6:30 pm Awards Banquet @ UW Rochelle Gateway Center (222 S. 22nd St., Laramie, WY 82070)
 
Additional Notes
  • The retail cut class will be beef.
  • Pork carcasses for the Meats division will be ribbed. We will not cut the loin and ham off the opposite side as outlined in the MAE rules because we are limited on table space where are rails our set up.
  • 307 Meat Co. does harvest a few yaks and longhorns. There is potential for one or two of these to be included in the market cattle division and meats division.

Contest Timing: 15 minutes/class- Market Division; 10 minutes/class- breeding division; 10 minutes/class- meats division

Information & Resources

2024 Meat Animal Evaluation Contest (1)
MAEC Scan Sheets
2019 Communications Challenge
2018 Communications Challenge
MAEC Entry Form
MAEC Alternates Entry Form
2021 MAEC Practice Pricing Sheets.

Past Contest Results

High Individual Historic Results
High Team Historic Results
Contest Results