State 4-H Meats Evaluation
September 13, 2018
O'Brien County 4-H members competed in the State 4-H Meats Evaluation contest held at the Iowa State University Meats Lab in Ames.
Contest participants were asked to identify 30 retail cuts by classifying them as beef, pork or lamb, identify where on the carcass the cut originated, name the cut and identify the best cooking method used to prepare each cut of meat.
Youth were also asked to evaluate beef and pork carcasses based on muscle, trimness and quality. In addition, contestants evaluated beef ribs, fresh hams, porterhouse steaks and pork blade chops based on the amount of edible p...