Handy new MSA enhancements

09 October 2015

Accessing MSA grading results is now quicker and easier with enhancements made to the myMSA website, making it a ‘one stop shop’ for MSA producers.

A new function allows processors to alert producers via an automatic email of when MSA grading data is available on myMSA, allowing producers to view results within minutes of graders uploading data. The alert will also provide producers with a snapshot of compliance rates and eating quality performance via MSA Index results for that consignment.

MSA Operations Manager Terry Farrell said this created an efficient feedback loop, offering a great step forward for MSA producers.

"It is providing feedback on the go. The emails will arrive in a producer’s inbox no matter where they are – on their phones, tablets or PC at home," he said.

Producers can then use myMSA to investigate data further and create reports for single kill dates or over selected time periods on:

  • measurements collected of all MSA graded carcases (carcase feedback reports)
  • compliance to MSA minimum requirements (MSA non-compliance report)
  • compliance to company specifications (company specification non-compliance report)
  • ranges and average of the MSA Index and carcase attributes (MSA graphs report)

"These reports have been updated, as well, to be a more useful tool to identify times of the year that possibly require attention to improve compliance rates or opportunities for eating quality improvements," Terry said.

"There is an index calculator in myMSA that will help with this show the impact of on-farm changes to eating quality."

In addition to accessing feedback, producers will be able to order MSA vendor declarations online and, in the near future, use new e-training programs.

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