Washington County 4-H is hosting a Carcass Workshop on Saturday, May 21, 2022 from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm at the Washington County Fairgrounds (118 Fair St., Salem, IN) and invites all 4-H members in grades 3-12 to participate.

Flint Harrelson, Morehead State University Professor of Animal Sciences, is the featured speaker and will demonstrate the use of ultrasound technology to evaluate traits
of live animals related to meat quality and yield in cattle, sheep, goats, and swine.

Flint uses the same technology during the annual Washington County 4-H Livestock Carcass Contest.

Participants will also learn about meat flavor, tenderness, wholesale cuts, retail cuts, and determining the amount of meat from an animal after processing.

The workshop is free for Washington County 4-H members and $10 for members from other counties.

Lunch is provided and all participants will receive a door prize. RSVP’s are required by Wednesday, May 18, 2022 by calling the Purdue Extension – Washington County office at 812-883-4601.

The workshop is not possible without many Washington County 4-H volunteers and financial support from Premier Companies and the Washington County Commissioners.

Everyone involved in the planning of the Carcass Workshop hopes 4-H members who
attend will consider participating in the 2022 Carcass Contest at the fair to learn more about their animal projects and the high quality meat they produce.