Iowa State University Intercollegiate Meat Judging Contest

Contest Date: March 4, 2023

Contest Components

  • The format of the contest will be for a typical intercollegiate meat judging contest, with the addition of a keep/cull turkey carcass class, a retail cut class, and processed meat classes such as (but not limited to) slab or sliced bacon, bellies, boneless hams, cured center-cut ham slices, and summer sausages. Information on the poultry and processed meat classes will be sent to all schools upon request, and additional information may be found on the AMSA website, in the Meat Evaluation Handbook, and on YouTube. It is the desire of the ISU official committee to provide an educational experience in the evaluation of traditional beef, lamb, and pork as well as processed meats and poultry, which are an increasingly major sector of the meat industry.
  •  Contest: B Division Competes Only 

Contest Location: Iowa State University Meat Lab, Ames IA

  • Address Coming Soon

Contest Official Commitee

Contest Commitee Chair
  • Jodie Pitcock
Contest Committee Member
  • Michelle Fevold
  • Keith Shoemake
  • Mary Ann Pannkuk
  • Alex Conover
  • Hormel Representative
  • Rick Jones

Contest Leadership

    • Cooler Superintendent: Iowa State University
    • Group Leaders: Iowa State University
    • Card Runners: Iowa State University


    Contest Schedule- Coming Soon!

    Saturday, March 4, 2023


    Banquet Details

    • Banquet Date: Saturday, March 4, 2023
    • Banquet Time:
    • Banquet Location and Address: The Saturday evening awards banquet will be held at the Iowa State University Hansen Agriculture Student Learning Center, located at 2508 Mortensen Road, Ames, Iowa

    Hotel Recommendations

    Lodging accommodations may be made through the Convention & Visitors Bureau in Ames. Refer to this link: https://www.thinkames.com/poi/ames-hotels/