AgFest 2023 – Lamb Carcass Contest Results

Congratulations to our lamb carcass contest winners!

1st Place – Maddeson Watson, Manteca FFA
2nd Place – Cruz Meredith, Delta Charter FFA
3rd Place – Addyson Wilmshurst, Ripon FFA

The document below contains all the placings for the lamb carcass contest.

Open the document below to view the scoring details and rubric (Must have Microsoft Excel to view).

There are four sections within the results document. The first tab contains the overall placings. The second tab contains the detailed data for the AgFest 2023 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 third tab 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 fourth tab 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