Youth Meat Judging Contest- Nebraska Beef

The American Meat Science Association and Nebraska Beef will be hosting a youth contest on Sunday, October 15, 2023.  The Contest Chair will be Jodie Pitcock, USDA and assisted by Bo Garcia, University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

  • Registration Fee: $15/student: Contest will be maxed at 30 students this year.
  • Contest Date: October 15, 2023
  • Contest Location: Nebraska Beef, Omaha, NE
  • Contest Facility Address: 4501 S 36th Street, Omaha NE 68107

 Youth Meat Judging Contest Tentative Schedule

  • Sunday, October 15, 2023- Contest Day!!
  • 8:00am- Check-In
  • 8:15am- Brief welcome and instructions, divide into groups, and prepare for the contest.
  • 9:00am- Competitors enter the cooler.
  • 2:00-2:30pm- Contest concludes-tentative.

    Awards will be announced as quickly as possible at Nebraska Beef.

    The contest will consist of:

    • 6-Placing and Questions Classes: 50 pts per class= 300pts
    • 6- Sets of Questions: 50 pts per class= 300pts
    • 30 Retail Identification Cuts: 300 pts
    Identify 30 retail Cuts—Beef, Pork, and Lamb
    Fresh, Processed or Variety 
    (A) Name of Species at 2 points each 60 
    (B) Name of Primal Cut at 3 points each 90 
    (C) Name of Retail Cut at 4 points each 120 
    (D) Recommended Cookery Method at 1 point each
    Total Identification Score Possible300 


    Rules and Scorecard Information