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Pork Retail Identification Cuts

Brian Estevez, Chad Carr, and Larry Eubanks

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Pork Retail Identification Cuts includes all of the pork 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.


Species: Pork


Fresh Ham Center Slice, dry/moist

Fresh Ham Rump Portion, dry/moist

Fresh Ham Shank Portion, dry/moist

Smoked Ham (Bnls), dry

Smoked Ham Center Slice, dry

Smoked Ham Rump Portion, dry

Smoked Ham Shank Portion, dry

Tip Roast (Bnls), dry

Top Roast (Bnls), dry


Back Ribs, dry/moist

Blade Chop, dry/moist

Blade Chop (Bnls), dry/moist

Blade Roast, dry/moist

Butterflied Chop (Bnls), dry

Center Loin Roast, dry

Center Rib Roast, dry

Country Style Ribs, dry/moist

Loin Chop, dry

Rib Chop, dry

Sirloin Chop, dry

Sirloin Cutlets, dry

Sirloin Roast, dry

Smoked Loin Chop, dry

Smoked Rib Chop, dry

Tenderloin (Whole), dry

Top Loin Chop, dry

Top Loin Chop (Bnls), dry

Top Loin Roast (Bnls), dry


Spareribs, dry/moist


Arm Picnic, dry/moist

Arm Roast, dry/moist

Arm Steak, dry/moist

Blade Boston, dry/moist

Blade Steak, dry/moist

Smoked Picnic (Whole), dry/moist


Slab Bacon, dry

Sliced Bacon, dry

Fresh Side, moist


Ground Pork, dry

Hocks, moist

Pork Cubed Steak, dry/moist

Sausage Link/Patties, dry

Smoked Hocks, moist

Publication #4HASP02

Release Date:March 1, 2021

Reviewed At:February 6, 2024

Related Experts

Carr, Chad


University of Florida

Estevez, Brian J

County agent

University of Florida

Eubanks, Larry F

University of Florida

Fact Sheet

About this Publication

This document is 4HASP02, one of a series of the 4-H Youth Development Program, UF/IFAS Extension. Original publication date November 2017. Visit the EDIS website at for the currently supported version of this publication.

About the Authors

Brian Estevez, Extension agent II, 4-H Youth Development Program, UF/IFAS Extension Escambia County; 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.


  • Brian Estevez
  • Charles Carr
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