The Junior Livestock and Rabbit Show is scheduled for Jan. 19, 2013, at the Agriculture Building in Raceland, La. All animals will show on this day. The Ground Beef Cookery and Beef Illustrated Talk will be held in conjunction with the Livestock Show.
We will also have Consumer Foods Judging and Meat Identification Contests which are Pre-Achievement Day Contests. They are open to all 4-H club members. These contests will begin at 9:30 a.m., will end around 11:30 a.m. and will be held in the Agriculture Building.
Rules for the contests are as follows:
Ground Beef Cookery
Dishes will be entered as follows: Elementary, Middle School and Senior High. Only one dish can be entered in this contest. The contest will follow the District Cookery rules for the categories for the Ground Beef Cookery Contest. The categories are as follows:
Low Calorie Main Dish - A dish that provides less than 300 calories per serving. Can also be found on labels. Calculation of calories needs to be stated on the recipe.
Quick & Easy Main Dish - A dish that is ready to serve in less than one hour. The time for each step and for cooking or baking should be stated on the recipe.
One-Dish Meal - A dish that provides foods from at least three of the main food groups. Foods and food groups should be stated on the recipe.
The dish must contain at least one pound of ground beef. Prepare the dish at home and bring it to the contest for judging along with a copy of the recipe including name, school, age and category. The whole dish does not have to be displayed. Two or three servings is enough for the judges to taste. Registration of all dishes will begin at 9 a.m. Judging will begin at 10 a.m.
NOTE: The food should be exhibited in a container not to exceed 18" to allow adequate space for all entries. You will be asked to remove items not directly related to the dish such as place mats, flower arrangements, figurines, trays, footed chafing dishes, soup tureens, etc. Baskets or metal containers in which casserole/serving dishes fit exactly will be allowed. Non-edible items are not to be used as garnish. No serving utensils are needed. A microwave is used to heat all food for judging.
4-H’ers may also participate in the Beef Illustrated Talk Contest. No dish is required. The contest is open to all 4-H club members. There will be three divisions in this contest:
Division I – (Ages 9-12) Contestant designs (a) standard poster 22” x 28” relating to Beef (b) presents a two- to three-minute explanation of poster subject and (c) responds to questions from judges. No costumes allowed.
Division II – (Ages 13-15) Contestant designs (a) standard poster 22” x 28” relating to one of the five categories (1) production, (2) food preparation and nutritive value, (3) food safety, (4) processing, and (5) marketing; (b) presents a 2-3 minute explanation of subject and (d) responds to questions from judges. No costumes allowed.
Division III – (Ages 16 & Older) Contestant will present a five- to eight-minute illustrated talk on beef. It can be a specific idea or an overview. Examples include Nutritional Value, Economic Value, Cooking Principles, Versatility, Food Safety, Role in Today’s Healthy Diet, Beef’s place in Agriculture and Natural Resources, Role in our National Economy, or Role in Protecting the Environment. There will also be an interview from the judge. No costumes allowed.
Awards will be presented at noon or shortly afterwards. All dishes will receive ribbons and champions will receive other prizes as well. Dishes will not be released until after the awards program.
Consumer Foods Judging
The contest is open to all 4-H members in Elementary (4-5 grades), Middle (6-8 grades) and Senior (9-12 grades) Divisions. The contest consists of at least 4 separate classes. The objective of this contest is to teach 4-H members the importance of healthy food choices. At least four classes will be set up with four choices in each class. Middle and Senior Division 4-H members will be required to give reasons on one of the classes. Types of information to be found in each of the classes include:
*Healthy breakfast foods
*Proper beverage choices
*Healthy cereal choices
*Selecting fruits & vegetables
4-H members should look for items low in saturated fat, cholesterol, sugar and sodium. They should select items high in dietary fiber, low in calories and high in nutrition value. See attached samples.
This contest is open to all 4-H members in Elementary (4-5 grades), Middle School Division (6-8 grades), and Senior Division (9-12 grades).
For Elementary Division contestants will identify 20-25 cuts of meat according to the following guidelines:
*Species - 4 points each - Beef, Pork and Lamb
For Middle and Senior Division contestants will identify 20-25 cuts of meat according to the following guidelines:
*Species - 1 point - Beef, Pork, Lamb
*Retail Name - 3 points – T-bone, Bacon, Brisket, etc.
*Type – 1 point – Roasts, Steaks, Chops, Slice
The rabbit show will be held at the Agriculture Fair Building at 9 a.m. All rabbits should be brought in a leak-proof cage. They should be entered from 8 to 9 a.m. There will be showmanship contest. Age divisions are 9-11 years old, 12-14 years old and 15 and older. Awards will be given. Rabbits will be released immediately after all rabbits have been judged and ribbons are awarded.