MOUNT VICTORY — The 2013 Hardin County Fair Carcass Show of Champions will be held at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 10 at Mount Victory Meats, 670 E. Marion St., Mount Victory.
The carcass show will evaluate the meat value of the grand champion and reserve champion steers, barrows, gilts, lambs and goats.
Carcass value will be determined by evaluating the dressing percentage, square inches of loin, external fat thickness, internal fat, quality grade, yield grade, and adjusted percent of muscle, said Mark Badertscher, ag educator with OSU Extension in Hardin County.
Carcass information is very important to breeding livestock operations for making genetic improvements in their seed stock animals, and also serves as an effective marketing tool for producers who sell their livestock for meat, he said.
The Hardin County Fair Carcass Show of Champions is sponsored by Ohio State University Extension, Mount Victory Meats, the Hardin County Fair Board, the Hardin County Sheep Improvement Association, the Hardin County Cattle Producers and the Hardin County Pork Producers.