The concept of the meat judging program is to train individuals to distinguish differences in relative value of various meat cuts. The benefit of involvement goes much further than evaluation; students learn to make rapid, logical decisions and defend their decisions via written reasons. They improve their ability for critical thinking and accurate communication. Students become organized and self-disciplined, learn to accept criticism and develop self-confidence.
What are we raising funds for?
The team is raising funds to help cover costs associated with practice supplies, competing, including entry fees, travel, and lodging. The team represents OSU in approximately eight contests annually.
National Western, Denver, CO
Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo, Ft. Worth, TX
South Plains, Hereford, TX
Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, Houston, TX
Eastern National-Cargill, Wyalusing, PA
American Royal-Nebraska Beef, Omaha, NE
Cargill-High Plains, Friona, TX
International-Tyson, Dakota City, NE
The program has a tradition of developing industry leaders and strong alumni. Relationships developed among team members and coaches help students better interact with others. Bonds developed between members and coaches are cherished for a lifetime. These bonds often provide a sense of family and community to a large campus.
In the season of giving, we hope you think of the OSU Meat Judging Team program - thank you!
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Where it all began
The OSU Meat Judging Team started in 1926, upholds the tradition of excellence with 19 meat judging national championships – the most of any university in the country.
OSU Meat Science is widely known for outstanding teaching and research that prepares students for future success, conducts high-quality industry applicable research, and provides unique Extension learning opportunities.