Thursday, February 21, 2013

Jasper County Senior Meats Team Takes Top Honors at State 4-H Contest

Contact: Bob McNary, 4-H youth development specialist
Tel: (417) 358-2158

The Jasper County Senior Meats team took top honors at the State 4-H Meats Judging Contest held in Columbia on Feb. 16 according to team coach Bob McNary, a 4-H youth development specialist with University of Missouri Extension.

Along with this top honor, Anne Marie Anibal and Jake Martin took third and fifth place individual honors respectfully. Other team members included Ethan Chandler and Ely Weaver.

The Jasper County Junior Meats team took second place at the State 4-H Meats Contest. Team Member included Sam Anibal, Kara Cloud and Kaitlyn Cloud. Sam Anibal placed second individually and Kara Cloud placed fourth individually in the contest. Kaitlyn Cloud won the top judging award for 4-H member 10 and under.

The meat industry is an important component in Missouri agriculture. The Meat Identification and Judging Contest have been developed to encourage 4-H members to develop skills and abilities needed to enter and advance in careers in the meat industry.

These activities are designed to encourage the development of broader analytical skills, critical thinking, the use and understanding of appropriate meat terminology, and the evaluation of meat animal products to optimize economic returns not only to them as producers, but to them as consumers as well.


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