e2dc1433-6fda-4455-b63d-ddbf9fcb9ebaThe 2017 National 4-H Meat Evaluation & Identification Contest will be held on October 17th as part of the American Royal Livestock Show. The contest will be hosted on October 17th by Kansas State University in Manhattan, Kansas. The awards breakfast follows on October 18th at the American Royal in Kansas City, Missouri.

Registration for the 2017 National 4-H Meat Evaluation Contest will open late Summer 2017!

General Information

American Royal National 4H Meat Judging Contest
October 17, 2017
Kansas State University Meat Laboratory, Manhattan, KS

Contest Schedule

6:45-7:30am - Contestant check-in - KSU Meat Lab Weber Hall Auditorium
8:00am - Contest Begins
2:30pm - Review of Contest/Official Placings


American Royal National 4H Meat Judging Awards Banquet
October 18, 2017
American Royal Grounds, Kansas City, MO


The banquet will begin at 8:00am on the American Royal Grounds in Kansas City, Missouri.

American Royal Grounds
1701 American Royal Court
Kansas City, MO

Suggested Lodging Information    

  • Contest:  Holiday Inn at the Campus, Manhattan, KS
  • Banquet: Hilton Garden Inn, Kansas City, KS, 913-342-7900
            Block Name: American Royal Livestock Show

    * There are many hotels in the Kansas City area. This hotel is near the grounds but feel free to find an alternate hotel if you choose. 

 Sponsors & Other Information

Rules and Scorecard Information 

2017 National 4-H Meat Judging Contest - Manhattan, KS

Meat Judging & Retail Cut Resources

Other Meat Judging Resources
Meat Judging Materials, including cards and the Meat Evaluation Handbook, that are available from the AMSA.

iCEV 4H Meat Judging Resources
CEV Multimedia has been developing multimedia classroom curriculum for over 30 years. Their resources include interactive videos and practice classes. They have offered a reduced subscription fee for 4H groups. For more info see the flier in the link above.

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