Did you ever wonder how well the grand and reserve champion fair animals will grade out on the rail? The OSU Extension office will host the annual 2014 Hardin County Fair Carcass Show of Champions at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 9 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.
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.
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.