Meat Judging Contest

When: March 16, 2019 
Location: Virginia Tech Campus, Blacksburg, Virginia
Schedule: 2019 Schedule of Events (pdf)
Contact: Dr. Bain Wilson - (540) 231-5253

Contest Information

The 2019 Block and Bridle Meat Judging Contest contest will be held Saturday, March 16th. This will be the Virginia state contest for 4-H and FFA members. The contest will be broken into separate 4-H and FFA divisions. 

Meats judging contests consist of retail meat identification and judging of retail meat cuts and carcasses. Retail meat identification consists of identifying the species, primal cut, retail cut and cookery method. Judging requires the participants to rank the meat in the classes, answer questions on chosen classes, and deliver sets of oral reasons from memory.

Contest Entry Form

  • Meat Judging Contest Entry Form
  • Entry fees are $6 per person per contest 
  • Entries MUST be postmarked by March 1st !
    • Entries postmarked March 2-7 are $12 per contestant 
  • Forms must be printed off and submitted with entry fees to:
  • Block and Bridle Club-Meat Judging Contest
    175 West Campus Drive
    APSC - 0306
    Blacksburg, VA 24061

Quiz material will come from the Meat Science and Food Safety Microsoft PowerPoint found at: Please be aware that you must order the PowerPoint from CEV and the cost is $125.00.  

Contest Materials

Below are previous contest materials from past State Meats Contests.



Scott Greiner
(540) 231-9159

Bain Wilson
(540) 231- 5253

Katherine Carter
(540) 231-2257

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