Beefing up performance

DORRIGO will be the location for a Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA) workshop on April 23 aiming to help beef producers maximise their returns.

MLA's Livestock Supply Chain co-ordinator Mark Inglis will deliver the Beefing Up Performance Day, which looks at Meat Standards Australia's MSA quality control labelling and grading program for beef and sheep meat..

MSA labels beef with a guaranteed grade and recommended cooking method to identify eating quality according to consumer perceptions.

It combines much of what is known in the production, processing and cooking sectors, using a systems approach to deliver guaranteed eating quality.

The workshop is designed to provide participants with a sound knowledge of the MSA Grading System and the ability to use decision making tools to analyse feedback in order to best meet MSA and customer requirements.

The topics Mark will cover are: an introduction to MSA; consigning cattle to MSA; On Farm Management systems; MSA grading - How does it work; the MSA feedback and benchmarking system; carcase feedback; conforming to the MSA specifications; and improving performance.

The MSA Beefing Up Performance Day will be held at the Uniting Church Hall on Myrtle Street in Dorrigo on Thursday, April 23. Registration starts at 9:30am and the presentation will run from 10am to 3pm.

There is no cost to attend and morning tea and lunch will be provided.

Numbers are limited so if you'd like to secure a place please contact Kate Goode at Bellinger Landcare Inc on 6655 0588 or

This event is hosted by Coffs Harbour and Bellinger Landcare and funded by the NRCMA through the Federal Caring for our Country program.

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