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Meat Judging Resources

AMSA Meat Evaluation Handbook
A highly valuable meat resource publication you can't be without!

Retail Meat Identification Web Tool
A simple way to view the major retail cuts in a flash-card format

Guide to Identifying Meat Cuts - NCBA
The 2009 Guide provides information, cooking recommendations and identifying photos for all cuts of beef, veal, pork and lamb.  To purchase this Guide click the title link above, then select the "Beef Retail" tab and then click on "all items."

NAMP Foodservice Cuts Notebook Pages
The most commonly used cuts with a carcass map. Available for beef, pork, veal and lamb. 8.5"x 11" sheets fit in a notebook.

NAMP Foodservice Cuts Poster
The most commonly used cuts with a carcass map. Posters are 24" x 36".

Beef Marbling Photos
Set of 6 official color prints illustrating the lower limits of degrees of marbling. (Slight through Moderately Abundant).

National Cattlemen's Beef Association
9110 E. Nichols Ave. Suite 300
Centennial, CO 80112
Phone: 303-694-0305

Web site: https://store.beef.org/ click on “beef retail” then select “marbling photographs.”

Pork Quality Cards

National Pork Board – Pork Store
1-866-490-5480 
 http://www.porkstore.pork.org/producer/default.aspx?p=viewcat&showpage=4&subcat=6  look for Pork
Quality Cards.  

Beef Ribeye Grids

Art Design Services Company
4910 Decatur St, Ste 104
Hyattsville, MD, 20781
Phone 301-982-7304Fax 301-277-7307

Beef Probes
Follow this link to the Nasco on-line catalog.
Or call Nasco at 800-558-9595, catalog number C02615N-65

Price: $2.05 each or $1.72 each for 100 or more.

Ribeye Paper
Shield Manufacturing Corporation

1142 S.E. 29th Street, Oklahoma City, OK, 73129-6438

Phone 405-677-6222.

Pork Loin Eye and Lamb Ribeye Grids
Follow this link to the Nasco on-line catalog.
Or call Nasco at 800-558-9595.

Pork Backfat Probes
Follow this link to the Nasco on-line catalog.

Or call Nasco at 800-558-9595, catalog number C00155N

Price: $2.55 each or $2.13 each for 100 or more.

Pork, Lamb and Goat Grids
Grids are sold through Nasco. http://www.enasco.com/product/C12639(X)N..
Price: $2.50 / acetate.


Meat Identification Tutorial CD-ROM - ***New Item***
Each presentation provides information on wholesale cuts and indicators for identification. The CD-ROM concludes with quizzes and exams to test the student's knowledge.

For more information, contact your Southern University Ag Center parish agent or visit www.suagcenter.com.

Contact: Curtis Chisley, specialist, or Sebhatu Gebrelul, professor, sustainable plant and animal production, at (225) 771-2262.

Meat Identification Flash Card Set, Slide Sets and other instructional materials
A number of meat judging-related instructional materials are available from Information Technology and Communication Services at the University of Illinois. Follow this link to the order form.