Calling ALL beef butchers!

If you're heading to the
PAMP Annual Conference in 2019, why not show off a
little and see if your skills can earn you some cash!!

Who's invited to apply? Anyone who thinks they know a little something about beef
and wants to show off their skills in a fun and competitive setting!

Who's hosting the contest? The Northeast Beef Promotion Initiative, a contractor to
the Beef Checkoff Program, through a grant from the Colorado Beef Council and the
Pennsylvania Beef Council!

What will the contest involve? A timed breakdown of the beef shoulder clod with
the expectation that the clod be fabricated into the following beef value cuts; Flat Iron,
Ranch Steak, Petite Tender. Judging will be based on accuracy, cutting technique,
presentation of cuts and verbal consumer sales pitch. Additionally, the contest will
include a beef cut identification round.

When will the contest take place? On Thursday, May 9, 2019 from 12:00 pm. until
3:00 pm. at the Penn State Meats Lab.

Will prizes be involved? You better believe it! 1st Place: $500, 2nd Place: $250, 3rd
Place: $150. Awards will be given out to all finalists at the PAMP Awards Dinner and
Auction on Saturday, May 11th from 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.

How do I apply? Complete the application included as an insert in the PAMP
newsletter or by completing this online application.  Applications are due by April 1. The 10 finalists will be notified by April

Did we mention!?? At the start of the contest, the PA Secretary of Agriculture, Russell
Redding, will be giving the official PA "May is Beef Month" proclamation and media will
be invited to attend!

See the official contest rules


Contest Preparation Resources

Ranch Steak

Flat Iron

Petite Tender

Shoulder Clod Cutting Guide (Accessible through this searchable library of cutting guides to download as a PDF)

Shoulder Clod Cutting Videos (Accessible through this searchable library of cutting guide videos)