O'Brien County's Bell-Times-Courier -

State FFA Champion Meats Evaluation Team


September 6, 2018

Left to Right; Tony Sells, Eric Mars, Abby Boardman, Sean Negus

After many hours of preparation throughout the summer, the day finally arrived for the South O'Brien FFA Meats Evaluation Team to put their knowledge to the test. On Saturday, August 25th, the team donned their warm clothes, white frocks and trademark cowboy hardhats, and entered the Iowa State University Meats Laboratory along with 16 other teams from around the state.

Throughout the morning, the team members placed classes of pork, lamb and beef carcasses along with classes of hams, loins and chops; quality and yield graded five beef carcasses; identified twenty-five retail cuts of meats...

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