The Iowa State Fair Sale of Champions Carcass viewing brought around 50 folks in to view the carcasses. The event kicked off with Dr. Jodi Sterle speaking to the crowd and explaining the process and event. Dr. Dan Morrical followed with an introduction of folks in the room and safety standards before proceeding into the coolers.
Dr. Morrical says "Youth livestock exhibitors spend 100’s of hours working with their projects. They become very attached to the animals. The Champions viewing offers them the opportunity to see the completion of their project. It serves as a reminder to all exhibitors that we need to produce a safe and nutritious product for the consumer. Safety is further emphasized by the hairnets and frocks worn during the viewing of carcasses in the cooler. 2017 State Fair Champions were an excellent group of individuals."
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Pictured above, Kale Boysen, ISU senior and winner in the FFA Champion Market Hog category looking at the carcass. The champion market hog had a weight of 284lbs, hot carcass weight of 232.lbs, loin eye area of 10.2 square inches, rib fat .85 inches, length 32. inches, dress percentage of 81.7 percent, percent fat free lean at 55.3 percent, Ph at 5.45 and Hunter L score at 49.4.