2019 MSA Excellence in Eating Quality Awards

To raise awareness of MSA best management practice, beef producers who consistently deliver superior eating quality beef were recognised through the Meat Standards Australia (MSA) Excellence in Eating Quality series.

Hosted by Meat & Livestock Australia (MLA), the national series of events featured the  ‘Consumer trends driving on-farm change’ forums and awards presentations.

The forums were designed to equip producers with the tools to make practical on-farm changes to benefit their herd’s eating quality outcomes, the end consumer, and the profitability of the industry. Awards were presented to producers who had 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 were announced in each state for ‘Most Outstanding MSA Feedlot’ and two awards for ‘Most Outstanding MSA Beef Producers’, to recognise producers of both larger and smaller (non-feedlot) MSA consignment volumes. One producer from each state also wins the MSA Excellence in Eating Quality Progress Award for showing the greatest improvement in their MSA results since the last Awards series.

Forum presentations

New South Wales

Most Outstanding MSA Beef Producer (Band 1)

Winner: LD Campbell Pty Ltd, Merriwa

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Most Outstanding MSA Beef Producer (Band 2)

Winner: Tom and Cathy Amey, Mummulgum

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Most Outstanding MSA Feedlot

Winner: Bective Station Feedlot, Tamworth

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MSA Progress Award

Winner: John and Rae Boland, Bingara

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Queensland

Most Outstanding MSA Beef Producer (Band 1)

Winner: Brownleigh Pastoral Company, Goondiwindi

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Most Outstanding MSA Beef Producer (Band 2)

Winner: Kaylene Wonka, ‘Blue Poles’, Chinchilla


Read more about Kaylene Wonka

Most Outstanding MSA Feedlot

Winner: Kerwee Feedlot, Jondaryan

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MSA Progress Award

Winner: RMI Pty Ltd, Goondiwindi

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South Australia

Most Outstanding MSA Beef Producer (Band 1)

Winner: Adrian, Dawn, Colin and Roz Stoeckel, ‘Beacon Hill’, Swan Reach

Read more about the Stoeckel family

Most Outstanding MSA Beef Producer (Band 2)

Winner: Mount Boothby Pastoral Company Pty Ltd, Tintinara


Read more about Mount Boothby Pastoral Company

Most Outstanding MSA Feedlot

Winner: Thomas Foods International’s Iranda Feedlot

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Western Australia

Most Outstanding MSA Beef Producer (Band 1)

Winner: Wayne and Carol Dumbrell, Walpole

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Most Outstanding MSA Beef Producer (Band 2)

Winner: Derek and Elizabeth Dilkes, Catterick

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Most Outstanding MSA Feedlot

Winner: WestBeef Feedlot at Kalannie


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MSA Progress Award

Winner: Bruno and Annette Italiano, Sandlewood Farms, Harvey

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Victoria

Most Outstanding MSA Beef Producer (Band 1)

Winner: Rose Grange Pastoral Company, Rockleigh, Little River

Read more about Rose Grange Pastoral Company

Most Outstanding MSA Beef Producer (Band 2)

Winner: Richard Nesseler, Glenample Air Pty Ltd, Port Campbell

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Most Outstanding MSA Feedlot

Winner: Jalna Feedlot at Anakie

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MSA Progress Award

Winner: Gary, Linda and Joe Nankervis, Corryong

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Tasmania

Most Outstanding MSA Beef Producer (Band 1)

Winner: Michael, Donna and Mitchell Kay, Smithton

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Most Outstanding MSA Beef Producer (Band 2)

Winner: Bruce and Evelyn Bond, ‘Brookside’, Judbury

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MSA Progress Award

Winner: Martin and Rosemary Walker, ‘Marapana’, Flinders Island

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