MuskogeePhoenix.com, Muskogee, OK

November 5, 2012

Meat judging team earns honors


— The Cherokee County meat judging team members are pictured with their team and individual awards following their 2nd place finish at the American Royal National 4-H Meat Judging and Identification Contest at Kansas State University in Manhattan, Kan. Pictured are K.C. Barnes, left, Trico Blue and Hallie Barnes, along with the team’s coach, Kent Barnes. K.C. Barnes was high point individual and placed 1st in reasons, retail judging and total judging; 2nd in beef judging; and 3rd in meat identification; Hallie Barnes was the 5th high individual scorer; 2nd in reasons and retail judging; 7th in total judging; and 9th in both beef judging and meat identification. Blue placed 6th overall; 4th in reasons and beef judging; 8th in retail judging and total judging; and 12th in meat identification. K.C. Barnes received a $1,000 scholarship for his high point individual award, and the team received $300 for its 2nd place finish.