2021 Beef Carcass Evaluation Seminar
Online Session - March 30, 2021
California State University, Chico and UC Cooperative Extension teamed up to host an online educational seminar on March 30, 2021 at 5:30-6:30 pm on Zoom. The session featured a presentation by Dr. Crystal Waters on evaluation of beef carcasses, consumer demands and industry trends. This event was designed for youth raising steers, but open to all.
During the event, Butte County Cattlemen's Association awarded over $500 in cash prizes for outstanding carcasses of steers raised in 2020 by 4-H, FFA and Grange youth that were destined for the Butte County Fair and Silver Dollar Fair.
We are saddened we could not host our annual in person Butte County carcass contest due to COVID-19. However, we are excited to open up our educational session to a boarder audience and provided recognition for our 2020 youth steer producers in Butte County.
2020 Butte County Award Winner
The 2020 Butte County Carcass Contest included steers that were destined for both Butte County Fair and Silver Dollar Fair. The contest was sponsored by Butte County Cattlemen, awarded $500 in cash prizes!
1st place - Blake Earley
2nd place - Quinn McCabe Olson
3rd place - Glory Richter
4th place - Hank Hemstalk
5th place - Mollee Hoskins
6th place - Hailey Albrecht
7th place - Hunter Abbott
California Beef Cattle Improvement Association
Quinn McCabe Olson
Certificate of Merit
Questions & Resources
During the seminar participants asked questions, below are resources to provide additional information on these topics.
What is a dark cutter? Dark cutting beef is largely linked with pre harvest stress. Click here to read more. Click here for a video on pre-harvest stress and dark cutters from 2020 Ohio Beef Cattle Nutrition and Management School by Dr. Steve Boyles.