Meats Evaluation and Technology CDE

In the Meats Evaluation and Technology CDE, students develop the skills needed for careers in the meat animal industry. During the ev​ent, members complete a evaluate beef carcasses for quality and yield grade; identify various meat cuts and place carcasses, and identify wholesale and/or retail cuts.

Team Format

Four participants per team. Top three team members’ scores count toward total team score.

Team Orientation

2013 Team Orientation Packet

Event Rules

Event Preparation


National FFA Organization


Dr. Randy Harp


Send thanks to:
Meghan Mueseler
Cargill Meat Solutions
250 N. Water
Wichita, KS 67202

Cargill Meat Solutions

Send thanks to:
Steve Binder
Hormel Foods Corporation
1 Hormel Place
Austin, MN 55912-3680

Hormel Foods

Send thanks to:
Brian Jansen
Vice President of Operations for Oscar Mayer
Kraft Foods
910 Mayer Avenue
Madison, WI 53704

Kraft Foods

Send thanks to:
Craig Bacon
Senior Vice President, Research & Development
Tyson Foods, Inc.
2200 Don Tyson Parkway
Springdale, AR 72762