2021 Best Beef Butcher Contest 


The Northeast Beef Promotion Initiative (NEBPI), a subcontractor to the Beef Checkoff, will be partnering with the PA Beef Council and the Pennsylvania Association of Meat Processors (PAMP) to host the 2nd year of the Best BEEF Butcher Contest during the 2021 PAMP conference. 

Overview of Contest

 A timed breakdown of the beef chuck roll with the expectation that the chuck roll be fabricated into the following innovative beef cuts: Boneless Country-Style Ribs, Chuck Eye  Roast, Delmonico, Denver, and Sierra Steaks. 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.

Butcher Contest Applicants that are not yet members of PAMP are encouraged to apply for membership for contest consideration.

2021 PAMP Best Beef Butcher Contest will be held May 13, 2021 

12:00- 3pm  at ** the Penn Stater Conference center **

   Best Beef Butcher contest Application

printable butcher contest application

Pennsylvania Association of meat processors application



The 2019 Best BEEF Butcher Contest took place on Thursday, May 9, 2019 from 12:00 pm. 

until 3:00 pm. at the Penn State Meats Lab.  Feel free to check out our contest video to see what all went on during the contest!  We'd also encourage you to read the
event press release!

Thank you to our 2019 Sponsors!

Sponsor of the contestant sharpening steels and cut-resistant cutting gloves.

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Sponsor of the showcased digital counter scale to weigh products for yield test.  

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Sponsor of the contestant frocks and 6-inch boning knives.

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Sponsor of the beef lunch prior to the contest.

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Sponsor of the beef lunch prior to the contest.

Sponsor of the contest.

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Contest Beef Donor

The beef product used in the butcher contest has been generously donated by JBS.

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