ALE Pork Quality Competition

Congratulations to the 2018 Alberta Livestock Expo Pork Quality Champion: Big Bend Farming!

Congratulations as well to 2nd place: Elm Spring Farming Co and 3rd place: Ewelme Colony 

We are very pleased and thankful to Masterfeeds, Standard Nutrition and J&R Feeds who bid on the top 3 carcasses and raised an incredible $39,500 for the Ronald McDonald House Charities, Southern Alberta.

Are your hogs the best in Alberta Are you a supplier of Maple Leaf Foods Lethbridge If so, be sure to enter the 2018 Alberta Livestock Expo Pork Quality Competition.

Entries are limited to one hog per farm and are accepted as first come first served with limited spots available.

The competition is now FULL. Good Luck to all the entries!

2018 ALE Pork Quality Competition Entries:

Albion Ridge Colony, Armada Farming, Baker Farming Co. Ltd, Big Bend Farming, Bluegrass Colony Farming Co. Ltd, Delco Farming Co, East Raymond Farming Co, Elm Spring Farming Co, Ewelme Colony, Fairlane Farming Co., Green Acres Farming, Green Wood Farming, Hutterville Colony, Keho Lake Colony, Kingsland Farming, Lakeside Colony Farming Co Ltd, New York Farming, Parkland Colony, Rosedale Colony, Spring Point Colony Barn A, Spring Point Colony Barn B, Starbrite Farming, Whitelake Colony

Please click here to download the  ALE Pork Quality Award Rules and Regulations

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Alberta Livestock Expo Pork Quality Competition Rules and Regulations:

 

Scoring Criteria

Index                                     Using Maple Leaf Lethbridge Grid (Maximum 10 Points)

114                                         10 Points

112                                         8 Points

110                                         6 Points

108                                        4 Points

<108                                      0 Points

Hog Carcass Weight        Ideal weight is 97 kgs. (Maximum 10 Points)

< 90                                    0 Points

90 to 93                             5 Points

94 to 100                           10 Points

101 to 104                         5 Points

> 104                                  0 Points

Back Fat                              Ideal back fat is 18-22 mm. (Maximum 12 points)

< 14                                    0 Points

14 to 17                              8 Points

18 to 22                             12 Points

23 to 26                             8 Points

> 26                                    0 Points

Loin Eye Size                     Ideal score between 56 and 66 mm.  (Maximum 10 Points)

< 40                                      0 Points

40 to 49                                2 Points

50 to 55                                4 Points

56 to 65                                10 Points

66 to 70                              4 Points

>70                                       2 Points

Loin Eye Colour                Loin muscle colour 1-6   Ideal score 3 to 4 (Maximum 6 Points)

0                                           0 Points

1                                           1 Points

2                                           2 Points

3                                           6 Points

4                                           6 Points

5                                           2 Points

6                                           0 Points

Belly                                     Shape and distribution of lean and fat. (Maximum 10 Points)

Poor                                     0 Points

Good                                    5 Points

Great                                    10 Points

Loin Marbling                   Intramuscular fat (Maximum 12 Points)

Score 0                               0 Points

Score 1                               2 Points

Score 2                               4 Points

Score 3                               8 Points

Score 4 or higher             12 Points

Maximum Score: 70 Points