Friday, July 19, 2013

4-H Steer Project Concludes July 29 with in Carthage

Contact: Eldon Cole, livestock specialist
Tel: (417) 466-3102

MT. VERNON, Mo. -- The Lawrence County Steer Project for 4-H Youth will conclude at 6 p.m., July 29 with a program at Cloud’s Meats in Carthage.

The project began with the steers being weighed, graded and discussed on Feb. 2. The ending weights were taken July 21 and slaughtered on July 22. The official feeding period covered 169 days.

The steer’s carcasses will be evaluated on the July 29 by Dr. Bryon Wiegand, meat scientist at the University of Missouri. Measurements will be taken to determine fat thickness, ribeye area and Yield Grade.

Dr. Wiegand will subjectively score each carcass for marbling which determines the steer’s quality grade.

Andy Cloud will process one-half of a carcass and explain where the wholesale and retail cuts come from as part of the program.

“This program is especially designed for youth interested in learning more about real-world beef cattle production and management. Persons interested in learning more are welcome to attend,” said Eldon Cole, livestock specialist with University of Missouri Extension.

For more information contact Lawrence County Extension, 417-466-3102.

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