Southwestern Intercollegiate Meat Judging Contest

Contest Date: January 29, 2023

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: A and B Divisions Compete

Contest Location: Columbia Packing, Ennis TX

  • 2003 Jack Mckay Blvd, Ennis TX 75119






Contest Official Commitee

Contest Commitee Chair
  • Dr. Randy Harp
Contest Committee Member
  • Conner McKinzie, Macy Perry, Kaylee Greiner, Mallorie Phelps, Henry Ruiz and Darrell Dowd

Contest Leadership

  • Cooler Superintendent: Fort Scott Community College
  • Group Leaders: Clarendon College, Eastern Oklahoma State College, Garden City Community College, Texas A&M University- Commerce, University of Georgia, and Western Texas College
  • Cooler Superintendent: Angelo State University
  • Group Leaders: Kansas State University, Tarleton State University, Texas Tech University, Texas A&M University, West Texas A&M University, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, The Ohio State University, University of Florida
  • Card Runners: University of Wyoming and Oklahoma State University


Contest Schedule

Sunday, January 29, 2023- Contest Day!!

  • 5:30am- Group Leaders arrive- Senior Division
  • 5:30am- Senior Division Registration begins at 5:30am-ALL competitors MUST be registered by 6:00am
  • JBS will be providing breakfast for competitors, coaches, and coordinators
  • 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
  • 8:00am- A- Division Registration begins-All competitors MUST be registered by 8:15am
  • 8:15am- A-Division Group Leaders will be coaches from each community college. 
  • 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 conclude

Following the collegiate contest, the Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo will be hosting a youth event so this will limit the amount of time between the conclusion of the contest and the need to set up for the youth event.


Banquet Details

  • Banquet Date: Monday, January 30, 2023
  • Banquet Time: 7:30am
  • Banquet Location and Address: Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo; Stage Coach Room, Round Up Inn- The Stage Coach Room is located at the southwest corner of the Amon G. Carter Jr. Exhibits Hall Building
    • Parking: Teams and guests should park in the paid Orange Lot immediately west of the Amon G. Carter Jr. Exhibits Hall Building.  There is a $17 parking fee ($25 for buses) for all vehicles that do not have an official Stock Show Parking permit.
    • Coaches will be provided with an official letter from the stock show to be presented at the gate for admission.  This letter will be distributed at the contest during registration.


All banquet attendees beyond those registered for the contest MUST register to attend the banquet 2 weeks prior to the event.  If they need a special accommodation, please contact Leslie Frenzel to share their needs.  Banquet fees will be $25.00 per additional attendee.