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Beef Retail Identification Cuts1

Brian Estevez, Chad Carr, and Larry Eubanks2

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Beef Retail Identification Cuts includes all of the beef cuts, primals, and cooking methods that are included in the Florida 4-H Meat Judging Contest. This contest, coordinated by the Florida 4-H Animal Sciences program, develops life skills through activities related to the processing of beef, pork, and lamb, including retail identification, meat quality factors, and cooking methods.

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Species: Beef


Brisket, Corned, moist

Flat Half (Bnls), moist

Whole (Bnls), moist


Seven (7) Bone Roast, moist

Arm Roast, moist

Arm Roast (Bnls), moist

Blade Roast, moist

Eye Roast (Bnls), dry/moist

Eye Steak (Bnls), dry

Mock Tender Roast, moist

Mock Tender Steak, moist

Petite Tender, dry

Shoulder Roast (Bnls), dry/moist

Top Blade (Bnls) Flat Iron Steak, dry


Rib Roast, dry

Eye Roast (Bnls), dry

Eye Steak (Bnls), dry

Ribeye, Lip-On Steak, dry


Flank Steak, dry/moist


Porterhouse Steak, dry

T-Bone Steak, dry

Tenderloin (Whole), dry

Tenderloin Steak, dry

Top Loin Steak, dry

Top Loin (Bnls) Steak, dry

Top Sirloin Cap Steak (Bnls), dry

Top Sirloin Cap Off Steak (Bnls), dry

Top Sirloin Steak (Bnls), dry

Tri-Tip Roast, dry


Bottom Round Roast (Bnls), dry/moist

Bottom Round Rump Roast (Bnls), dry/moist

Bottom Round Steak, moist

Eye Round Roast, dry/moist

Eye Round Steak, dry/moist

Round Steak, moist

Round Steak (Bnls), moist

Tip, Cap Off Roast, dry/moist

Tip, Cap Off Steak, dry

Top Round Roast, dry

Top Round Steak, dry


Short Ribs, moist

Skirt Steak (Bnls), dry/moist


Beef for Stew, moist

Cubed Steak, dry/moist

Ground Beef, dry



This document is 4HASP01, one of a series of the 4-H Youth Development Department, UF/IFAS Extension. Original publication date December 2017. Visit the EDIS website at


Brian Estevez, Extension agent II, 4-H Youth Development Department, UF/IFAS Extension Escambia County, Cantonment, FL 32533; Chad Carr, associate professor, state meat Extension specialist; and Larry Eubanks, coordinator of research programs, Department of Animal Sciences; UF/IFAS Extension, Gainesville, FL 32611.

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U.S. Department of Agriculture, UF/IFAS Extension Service, University of Florida, IFAS, Florida A & M University Cooperative Extension Program, and Boards of County Commissioners Cooperating. Nick T. Place, dean for UF/IFAS Extension.