Meats Judging Contests

The American Royal is proud to host two Meat Judging Contests: Intercollegiate and the National 4-H Contest.  The Intercollegiate contest is held in Omaha, Nebraska on October 14th. While the National 4-H contest is held in Manhattan, Kansas on October 16th.  The contests are organized by the American Meat Science Association.

Intercollegiate Contest - October 14, Nebraska Beef, Omaha, NE

Rules & Information
Entry Deadline is October 1, please enter at

The contest will be held Sunday, October 14, 6:00 a.m., Nebraska Beef, Omaha, NE.  An Awards Dinner will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Sunday, October 14 at the Scott Conference Center in Omaha, Nebraska.

National 4-H Contest – October 16, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS

Rules & Information
Entry Deadline is October 1, please enter at

Contest will be held on October 16, 6:45 a.m., Kansas State University Meat Lab in Weber Hall (intersection of N. Manhattan Ave and Claflin Rd) in Manhattan, KS. An Awards Breakfast for contestants will be held Wednesday, October 17, beginning at 8 a.m. at the American Royal Complex, 1701 American Royal Court, Kansas City, MO


2018 Collegiate Meats Contest - Individuals
2018 Collegiate Meats Contest - Teams
2018 National 4-H Meats Judging - Individuals
2018 National 4-H Meats Judging - Teams