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Judging and Oral Reasons
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Meat Identification Study and Test Guides
This is one of the most educational and popular activities of the 4-H Red Meats project. The purpose of this contest is for 4- H’ers to develop an appreciation for red meats as a protein source and to become better informed as consumers. They will learn how to recognize various cuts and quality grades of meat, how to shop wisely, and how to cook meats appropriately.
Our State 4-H Meats Judging Contest is held during 4-H Congress.
Meat ID Study Guide (download PPT)
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Meat ID Test Sheet (download PDF)
Tyler Branch has been showing goats since he was 8 years old, and all his years of hard work really paid off this week.
Mississippi 4-H teams and individual members recently landed several top 10 finishes in a variety of categories when they competed in the Western National 4-H Roundup in Denver.
STARKVILLE, Miss. -- A long-time volunteer with the Mississippi 4-H program is the American Youth Horse Council Adult Leader of the Year.
Tom McBeath of Union, Mississippi, received the honor at the recent American Youth Horse Council symposium in Wakefield, Massachusetts. He has spent nearly four decades working with youth to establish strong foundations for successful experiences with horses.
JACKSON, Miss. -- Before Carson Keene sold his grand champion Duroc hog at the Dixie National Sale of Junior Champions, he had a conversation with his family about where the proceeds should go.
The 12-year-old 4-H'er and sixth-grader at Presbyterian Christian School in Petal had known for several months that his 6-year-old schoolmate Noelle Carter was awaiting treatment at Batson Children's Hospital for liver cancer. He decided to donate the auction proceeds to Carter's family.
“Our school was raising money, and I wanted to try to do something, too,” Keene said.
By Jessica Smith
MSU Extension Service
LOUIN, Miss. -- For one Jasper County 4-H member, a junior livestock show career has come full circle.
Lacie Winn, 18, has competed in 4-H livestock shows across the state since 2006. The youth development program is managed by the Mississippi State University Extension Service and open to youngsters from 5-18 years of age.