The University of Missouri Extension 4-H state meats contest on Feb. 7 drew more than 30 competing 4-H members. More than 50 FFA students also participated as practice for upcoming events, said Bob McNary, interim state 4-H youth specialist in charge of the event. Participants visited meat labs at the MU Division of Animal Sciences and identified 30 cuts of meat during the judging.
The Randolph County 4-H Club (8-13 years) took first and third place in the junior meats judging. Second place went to Monroe County 4-H’ers.
Top individuals in this group were William Crain, Monroe County, first; Quincy Wiegand, Randolph County, second; Alaina Link, Randolph County, third; Martina Joseph, Randolph County, fourth; and Austin Mitchell, Randolph County, fifth.
Senior meats team winners in the 14-and-over category were Monroe County, first, and Jasper County, second. Individual winners were Danielle Herrin, Monroe County, first; Anne Marie Anibal, Jasper County, second; Maddison Breid, Monroe County, third; Sam Anibal, Jasper County, fourth; and Ashlyn Peterson, Monroe County, fifth.