Congratulations to our lamb carcass contest winners!
1st Place – Landon Grijalva, Ripon 4-H
2nd Place – Samanth Asmus, Alpine-Victor 4-H
3rd Place – Aalyah Ramirez, Tokay FFA
Open the document below to view the scoring details and further carcass placings.
There are three sections within the results document. The first page contains the detailed data for the AgFest 2021 lamb carcasses. Points are awarded for hot carcass weight, yield grade, quality grade, and OCC%. Then there is a section which calculates a dollar value for the primal cuts – shoulders, racks, loins, and legs. The Total Points are then added to the Total Primal Cut Value. Subtracting what it would cost to purchase the carcass (the Purchase or Resale Price) from that Total Primal Cut Value would result in the Final Score. That Final Score could be interpreted as the net value in dollars for that carcass.
The next section is the Scorecard template that gives the ranges and points possible for hot weight, OCC (%), yield grade, quality grade, and dollar values for primal cuts (shoulder, rack, loin, and leg). For those fairs whose data was collected by the USDA Grader, this information is different. The Management Team chose to reward the dollar value that a particular lamb carcass produces.
The 3rd section contains the Definitions and gives the information that is used to calculate the OCC %, yield grade, quality grade, breast, rack, shoulder, loin, leg, neck and trotters. There are also definitions for Hot Carcass Weight, Lot # and Serial #.
Special thanks to Kenny Hoogendorn for putting all of the names/clubs together with the Carcass Evaluations