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Meat Judging and ID

April 22 @ 7:30 am - 2:00 pm

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  • 7:30 a.m. Registration
  • 8:00 a.m. Contest Begins
  • 1:00 p.m. Awards Presentation (Subject to change)

Registration.  Each participating member is required to register on 4-H Connect (https://texas.4honline.com) and pay the $10 registration fee.  Registration will open on March 1 and close at midnight March 31, 2017.  Agents, please insure all team members have registered before certifying on the county level.   All county/team packets must be picked up by the CEA, coach or another adult representative and distributed to the appropriate members at the contest.

Participation. Contestants must be active 4-H members enrolled in a Texas 4-H and Youth Development county program in District IV.  Contestants must also be academically eligible (according to UIL rules) to compete on the day of the contest.

Age. Age divisions are determined by a participant’s age as of September 1 of the current 4-H year.  Age divisions for this contest are:


     3rd, 4th or 5th grade (minimum age of 8)


     6th, 7th or 8th grade


     9th, 10th, 11th, or 12th grade (maximum age of 18)

Entries per county. Each county may enter unlimited teams/individuals per age division listed above. The top 3 placed senior teams and/or individuals will advance to state.

Members per team.   Teams consist of 3 or 4 members of the same age.  Junior members will be allowed to move up to the intermediate age division in order to complete a team.  Juniors and intermediates are not allowed to move up to the senior age division.  Only the top 3 total individual scores will count toward team awards.

Awards.  1st through 5th place individual and team awards in each age category will be presented.

Participants with disabilities.  If you need any type of accommodation to participate in this program or have questions about the physical access provided, please contact Derrick Bruton at 972-952-9264 or d-bruton@tamu.edu at least 2 weeks prior to the program or note such needs when registering on 4-H Connect.

Resource Link:  Department of Animal Science – 4-H Meat Judging


April 22
7:30 am - 2:00 pm
Event Categories:


District IV 4-H


TAMU Rosenthal Meat Center
730 Olsen Blvd
College Station, TX 77845 United States
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