4-H

MAHASKA COUNTY — The carcass beef contest is a great opportunity for all 4-H/FFA youth to learn more about production and the beef industry. Carcass contest exhibitors select an animal to be in the carcass class at their weigh-in in December. They feed and learn more about producing a market ready animal for their live evaluation in July.

On June 17, the exhibitors brought their carcass exhibits in for a final weigh-in. The exhibitors met with Livestock Program Specialist, Patrick Wall, to try and determine how well their animals did. The livestock were taken to the meat locker in Leighton to be processed. On June 26, the exhibitors met at Leighton Processed Meats to see the carcasses and learn about carcass data from Livestock Specialist, Patrick Wall. The exhibitors learned about different cuts of meat and Patrick Wall explained the different categories in which meat is judged for the carcass contest.

The results are as follows:

Will Goemaat:

Champion Overall Performance Carcass Steer – P-1

Champion Quality Grade – P-1

5th Place Retail Product Value – B-1

Sevanna Hol:

6th Place Overall Performance Carcass – R-1

6th Place Quality Grade – W-1

Champion Retail Product Value – P-1

Allie Van Donselaar:

7th Place Overall Performance Carcass – R-1

7th Place Quality Grade W-1

4th Place Retail Product Value – B-1

Caleb Van Zante:

5th Place Overall Performance Carcass – B-1

Reserve Champion Quality Grade – P-1

3rd Place Retail Product Value – B-1

Emmet Van Zante:

4th Overall Performance Carcass – B-1

5th Place Quality Grade – R-1

Reserve Champion Retail Product Value – P-1

Ephraim Van Zante:

Reserve Champion Overall Performance Carcass – P-1

4th Place Quality Grade – B-1

7th Place Retail Product Value – B-1

Sarah Van Zante:

3rd Place Overall Performance Carcass – B-1

3rd Place Quality Grade – B-1

6th Place Retail Product Value – B-1

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