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State finalists announced for 2019 MSA eating quality awards

Beef Central, August 26, 2019

STATE finalists in the 2019 Meat Standards Australia Excellence in Eating Quality Awards have been announced ahead of an awards presentation and forum session in each state during September and early October.

Hosted by Meat & Livestock Australia, the Awards recognise beef producers throughout Australia who have achieved outstanding compliance rates to MSA specifications, as well as high eating quality performance, as represented by MSA Index results for MSA graded cattle during the 2017-18 and 2018-19 financial years.

Awards will be presented for ‘Most Outstanding MSA Feedlot’ (Tasmania excepted) and two awards for ‘Most Outstanding MSA Beef Producers’ in each state, to recognise producers of both large and small (non-feedlot) MSA consignment volumes.

One producer in each state will also win the MSA Excellence in Eating Quality Progress Award for showing the greatest improvement in their MSA results since the last Awards series in 2017.

Australian ‘Lambassador’ Sam Kekovich will be guest speaker at the Awards, which will be staged in conjunction with the ‘Consumer trends driving on-farm change’ producer forums in each state (dates and venues at base of this page).

MSA Program Manager Sarah Strachan said the awards were a great opportunity to recognise producers who are committed to producing beef that consistently achieves exceptional compliance rates to MSA’s strict specifications and delivers a superior eating experience to consumers.

“We congratulate the finalists -it’s a major achievement to be named a finalist, given that more than 15,000 producers throughout Australia consigned over 6.6 million cattle to the MSA program throughout the 2017-18 and 2018-19 period,” Ms Strachan said.

Here are this year’s finalists for each state:

Queensland

Outstanding MSA Feedlot:

  • AA Co Goonoo Feedlot, Comet
  • Canning Downs South Pty Ltd, Elbow Valley
  • Kerwee Feedlot, Jondaryan

Outstanding MSA Beef Producer (Band 1):

  • Brownleigh Pastoral Co, Goondiwindi
  • Collingwood Pastoral Co, Tara
  • Yarrawonga Cattle Co, Wallumbilla

Outstanding MSA Beef Producer (Band 2):

  • FG & RG Giltrow, Minna-Billa, Goondiwindi
  • Morgan Boys Pt Ltd, Bowenville
  • KJ Wonka, Blue Poles, Chinchilla

MSA Progress Award:

  • McNamee Partners Pty Ltd, Millmerran
  • Moolabah Agriculture Pty Ltd, St George
  • RMI Pty Ltd, Goondiwindi

New South Wales

Outstanding MSA Feedlot:

  • Bective Station Feedlot, Tamworth
  • Rangers Valley, Glen Innes
  • Wilga Feedlot, Bellata

Outstanding MSA Beef Producer (Band 1):

  • LD Campbell Pty Ltd, Merriwa
  • MK & LM Hunt, Merriwa
  • SJ & AG Spinks, Brinawa, Gulargambone

Outstanding MSA Beef Producer (Band 2):

  • TP & CJ Amey, Mummulgum
  • J O & P J Campbell, Cambridge Park, Red Range
  • JB & DF Ward, Illawong, Table Top

MSA Progress Award:

  • Bective Station Feedlot, Tamworth
  • AE & CG Gillogly, Alco Feedlot, Moree

Victoria:

Outstanding MSA Feedlot:

  • Alloa Pastoral Co Pty Ltd – Alloa Feedlot Milawa
  • Charlton Feedlot Pty Ltd (Teys Australia), Charlton
  • RM Gillett & Co Pty Ltd, Jalna Feedlot, Anakie

Outstanding MSA Beef Producer (Band 1):

  • Gwandallon Holdings, Meadow Creek
  • Rose Grange Pastoral Co, Rockleigh, Little River
  • PJ & K & LT Wadley, Oxley Park, Laceby

Outstanding MSA Beef Producer (Band 2):

  • Damian Christian, Bye Creek, Chiltern
  • CW & IJ Delmenico, Ultima
  • Glenample Air Pty Ltd, Port Campbell

MSA Progress Award:

  • Houston Pastoral Co, Burrowye Station, Wodonga
  • K & SE Nankervis, Corryong
  • G & L Van Dyke, Port Franklin

South Australia:

Outstanding MSA Feedlot:

  • TFI Iranda Feedlot, Tintinara
  • Korunye Park Feedlot, Korunye
  • Princess Royal Feedlot, Booborowie

Outstanding MSA Beef Producer (Band 1):

  • Burleigh Pastoral Co, Moorak
  • AC, DL, & CA Stoeckel, Beacon Hill, Swan Reach
  • Swiss Australian Farm Holding, Naweena, Padthaway

Outstanding MSA Beef Producer (Band 2):

  • Artimore & Partners, Tintinara
  • Matinga Holdings, Karoonda
  • Mount Boothby Pastoral Co, Tintinara

MSA Progress Award:

  • Kuruman Pastoral Pty Ltd, Bowmans
  • GM & MA Smith, Rendelsham
  • Woodrise Pastoral Pty Ltd, Beachport

Western Australia

Outstanding MSA Feedlot:

  • Fotheringhame Pty Ltd, Pederah Creek, Karlgarin
  • Kylagh Feedlot, Tammin
  • Westbeef Holdings, Kalannie

Outstanding MSA Beef Producer (Band 1):

  • WP & CK Dumbrell, Walpole
  • Giulio Perrella, Cumpunya, Northcliffe
  • LE & AG Wolfe, Albany

Outstanding MSA Beef Producer (Band 2):

  • MD & LL Cole, Nannup
  • Derek and Elizabeth Dilkes, Catterick
  • C A Vinci, Beelerup

MSA Progress Award:

  • Darlow Pastoral Co, Neridup
  • HD & AL & NJ Lindberg, Mount Barker
  • Sandlewood Farms, Harvey

Tasmania

Outstanding MSA Beef Producer (Band 1):

  • Hammond Farms, Montagu
  • Charles Henry Rothwell, Armitage, Ridgley
  • MA & DP Kay, Smithton

Outstanding MSA Beef Producer (Band 2):

  • BH & EL Bond, Brookside, Judbury
  • Wayne Donovan, Ellura, Deloraine
  • Meltonvale Enterprises, Whitemore

MSA Progress Award:

  • LJ & CD Cox, Lady Barron
  • Hammond Farms Pty Ltd, Montagu
  • MT & RJ Walker, Memana, Flinders Island

MSA Excellence in Eating Quality forums and awards itinerary:

  • Queensland: Tuesday 10 Sept 1:30pm-8:30pm, Biloela ANZAC Memorial Club, Biloela, QLD
  • New South Wales Thursday 12 Sept 1:30pm-8:30pm Wagga Wagga RSL
  • Victoria: Tuesday 17 September 1:30pm-8:30pm Vineyard Room Glen Erin at Lancefield
  • Tasmania: Thursday 19 September 1:30pm-8:30pm Bushrangers Hotel, Top Pub Wynyard
  • South Australia: Tuesday 1 October 1:30pm-8:30pm Naracoorte Town Hall
  • Western Australia: Thursday 3 October 1:30pm-8:30pm Eden Grove Manning Function Centre, Harvey

Details, including registration for attendance at the MSA event in your state, can be accessed here.

 

 

 

 

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