Milk Quality and Products

Contest Chairs:
Terri Raatz
Teri.Raatz@mstc.edu

Travis Engel 

Contest Description

NO CELL PHONES ALLOWED!

Score cards will be provided. Contestants should have a no. 2 pencil and eraser.

Please review the state FFA Career Development Events.

Contest Purpose

To provide a competitive event for high school agriculture students, emphasizing skills in dairy product identification and evaluation.

Objectives

To provide high school agriculture students with dairy interests a practical experience that will serve them well in industry positions related to milk and dairy products.

To develop students' skills in identifying dairy products.

To provide experience in the evaluation of milk quality.

Event Format

A.  Knowledge of Dairy Processing, Marketing, and Quality of Dairy Products

A written exam will be given to assess the students' knowledge of dairy processing, marketing, and quality of dairy products.

The exam shall consist of 50 questions. Two (2) points per question (100 points total).

B.  Milk Flavor Identification and Evaluation

Ten samples of milk will be given to participants to identify flavor and intensity.

Six (6) points for ID and four (4) points for intensity (100 points total).

Correctly identifying the milk off flavor.

The intensity of the flavor will be scored as follows.

Milk samples are to be evaluated using the following guide:        

10

Excellent

 

 

8 to 9

Good

 

 

5 to 7

Fair

 

 

2 to 4

Poor

 

 

1

Unacceptable/unsalable

 

Off Flavor

Slight

Definite

Pronounced

Acid

3

2

1

Bitter

5

3

1

Feed

9

8

5

Flat/Watery

9

8

7

Foreign

5

3

1

Garlic/Onion

5

3

1

Malty

5

3

1

Oxidized

6

4

1

Rancid

4

2

1

Salty

8

6

4

Unclean

3

2

1

No Defects

10

 

 

C.  Cheese Identification

Ten (10) cheese samples will be identified.

The cheese samples will be cut into cubes with a cross section displayed on a plate.

Uncolored cheeses may be used.

Ten (10) points each correct (100 points total).

D.  Real and Artificial

Five (5) samples of real dairy products or artificial dairy substitute foods will be evaluated.

Ten (10) points for each correct sample (50 points total)

The number of samples will depend upon the availability of resources.

Students will identify whether the items are real or artificial.

Two (2) points will be deducted from the student's score for each incorrectly identified sample.