The 2016 Ohio State University Meats Judging Team in the Department of Animal Science returned from the Southeastern meat judging contest cohosted by The Ohio State University and the University of Kentucky held on April 8th and 9th. The Fightin Buckeyes finished 3rd out of nine teams.
The team placed 1st in Beef grading; 1st in Overall Beef; 3rd in Beef Judging, and 5th in Total Reasons.
Ian Van Kirk, a senior Animal Science major (minoring in Meat Science) was 3rd highpoint individual overall. He was 1st in Beef grading; 1st in Overall beef, and 3rd in Beef Judging.
Zachary Temple, a junior in Animal Science (minoring in Meat Science) finished 6th overall, 2nd in Beef grading; 2nd in Overall Beef; 3rd in specifications, 4th in Total Reasons, and 5th in Beef Judging.
Caroline Miller, a junior Meat Science major finished 9th overall and was 2nd in Beef judging and 4th in Overall Beef.
April Rose, a senior in Animal Science (minoring in Meat Science) was third overall in Lamb judging.
Emily Warnock, a junior Animal Science major, finished 4th in Pork judging.
The Fightin Buckeyes have completed their Spring season. The Meat Judging season will resume in the Fall beginning with the Eastern National Meat Judging Contest held in Wylusing, PA (October) followed with the American Royal (October) and International (November) Meat Judging Contest.
The 2016 Meats Judging team is coached by graduate student, Trey Garza from McAllen, TX and supervised/advised by Dr. Lyda G. Garcia, Assistant Professor - Meat Science.
Photo above right: Front L-R: Dr. Lyda G. Garcia (Advisor); Sierra Jepsen; April Rose, Kristen Browne; Emily Warnock; and Caroline Miller.
Back L-R: Jacob Copelin; Ethan Scheffler; Zach Temple; Trey Garza (Coach) and Ian Van Kirk