Subscribe to MLA's e-newsletters

Stay informed with the latest red meat and livestock industry news, events, research and marketing.

Sign up
Back to News & Events

MSA Excellence in Eating Quality Producer Awards

26 March 2024

For the fourth time, some of Australia’s tastiest beef – and the producers who grow it – have been recognised in the 2023 Meat Standards Australia (MSA) Excellence in Eating Quality Awards, by Meat & Livestock Australia (MLA). The awards recognise beef producers in each state who have achieved outstanding results in a very large field of tough competition and receiving one is a prestigious achievement. 

Each winner must achieve high eating quality performance for MSA graded cattle during the 2021–22 and 2022–23 financial years and supply consistent MSA cattle within the top 50th percentile for that state and feed type, which means they are the best of the best when it comes to producing consistently outstanding beef.

The MSA Excellence in Eating Quality Awards were announced in 2023 for the following categories in each state and territory grouping (Queensland, NSW/ACT, Victoria, Tasmania, SA/NT and WA):

  • Outstanding feedlot
  • Outstanding non-grainfed producer Band 1 (larger non-grainfed)
  • Outstanding non-grainfed producer Band 2 (smaller non-grainfed).

Winners in each of these categories were:

State  Most Outstanding MSA Beef Producer – Feedlot 
NSW/ACT  JHW Paterson & Son, Balranald  
Victoria  Alloa Pastoral Co Pty Ltd, Milawa 
Queensland  Stockyard Lot Feeders Pty Ltd, Jondaryan 
WA  Stone Axe Pastoral, West Perth 
SA/NT  Thomas Foods International, Tintinara 
State  Most Outstanding MSA Beef Producer – Band 1 (larger non-grainfed)
NSW/ACT  Ardsley Pastoral, Bathurst 
Victoria  Nekashabai Pty Ltd Trustee for N & K Beecher Family Trust, Yinnar 
Queensland  Bull Creek Pty Ltd, Taroom 
WA  Graham Ayres Livestock, Bornholm 
SA/NT  BM & BP Mumford & Sons, Crystal Brook 
Tasmania  KS & GN Johnson, Preston 
State  Most Outstanding MSA Beef Producer – Band 2 (smaller non-grainfed)
NSW/ACT  Tarrabah Pastoral Co, Attunga 
Victoria  RJ & SM Dalley, Buchan South 
Queensland  The Smith Family-New Kooroon, North Star 
WA  Twin Lakes Holdings, Manjimup 
SA/NT  MW Jones, Glencoe 
Tasmania  Teldara Pty Ltd, Penguin