2018 Crawford County Carcass Show Results

Crawford County Farm Bureau and Crawford County Cattlemen’s Association teamed up to host a carcass show July 26 at Link’s Country Meats in Crestline where more than 70 people learned more about the meat on their plate.

The event featured different species of champion animals from the 2018 Crawford County Fair in addition to other animals that 4-H and FFA members wanted evaluated. Jake Parkinson, member of the 2018 Ohio State Meat Judging Team and soon to be a graduate student and teaching assistant in Ohio State’s Animal Sciences Department, explained how hog, sheep, goat, and steer carcasses are evaluated. Information on how to inspect, grade and what makes quality meat was shared. Guests could view the different carcasses and ask questions about the criteria used to evaluate them.

The evening included a freshly grilled dinner from the Crawford County Cattlemen’s Association members. Link’s Country Meats provided the burgers from its fifth generation meat market, which is a state-inspected, custom and retail meat market. All of the meat products are made fresh on site.

Links’ own steer topped the beef class, but was excluded from the results below at their request. Top placers from the Junior Fair Exhibitors were presented a certificate and cash prize from the Link family, Crawford County Cattlemen’s and Crawford County Farm Bureau.

Top results from the carcass evaluations for the animals are as follows:

Market Beef

Market Hogs

Market lamb

Market Goats

1.    Reegan Leonhardt 1.    Andrew Pope 1.   Emily Rudd 1.    Riley Lust
2.    Kendal Widman 2.    Lori Millenbaugh 2.   Emily Rudd 2.    Payton Miller
3.    Mason Stahl 3.   Lexie Wood  


Here is a full report for the carcasses showing the stats and quality scores for the factors used to grade the meat.


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