Escambia 4-H Team Places Second In State Meat Judging Contest

May 4, 2019

The Escambia County 4-H senior meat judging team placed second at the state 4-H Meat Judging Contest at the University of West Florida’s Meat Processing Center.

Participants had to identify 50 retail cuts, place eight retail, primal or carcass classes, answer questions relating to the meat industry, and give two sets of oral reasons on why and how they placed a class.

The senior team comprised of youth ages 14-18 included Jessica Conti, Hannah Schnupp, Ethan Thorne and Hannah Thorne. When the individual scores were tallied, ContiĀ  was the high individual and top meat judging 4-H member in Florida. Other individual results were Thorne placing seventh, Schnupp 10th and Schnupp 11th.

The senior 4-H meat judging team will now have the opportunity to compete at the Western National Roundup meat judging contest in Denver as part of the National Western Stock Show and Rodeo in early January 2020.

The 4-H meat judging program develops life skills through activities related to the processing of beef, pork, and lamb, including retail identification, factors relating to meat quality, and cooking methods. Participants developed an understanding and appreciation of the basic scientific principles involved in eating and cooking quality, nutritional value, and consumer appeal of meat. 4-H members on the team also learned life skills such as effective decision-making, critical thinking, goal setting, and teamwork.


3 Responses to “Escambia 4-H Team Places Second In State Meat Judging Contest”

  1. Dale Flowers on May 4th, 2019 10:46 am

    Congratulations. There’s a lot of hard work that goes into Meats Judging competition. Both of my daughters competed in the 1990’s on 4-H and FFA teams and had great fun doing it. 4-H is a wonderful organization and it’s members possess wholesome values.

    County 4-H Agent: Please contact me via email. I pledge $100 toward your Denver trip.

  2. Angela Tnker on May 4th, 2019 8:12 am

    Congratulations! You worked hard, your 4-H family is proud of you and very excited that you get to compete in Denver!

  3. Lee on May 4th, 2019 6:41 am

    Spent 20 as a meat and vegetable inspector while in the Army. Best job I ever had. Not much opportunity to inspect beef from the farm until it is shipped to the store.

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