Entries invited for Primex MSA feedback trials

Feedlot-cattleTHE PRIMEX MSA Performance Feedback trials for commercial beef producers begin this month with entrants invited from anywhere in Australia.

Compliant with Woolworths MSA grain-fed program, providing producers the unique opportunity to benchmark the performance of their animals with a minimum requirement of two teams of 5 or pen of 10 steers to be entered.

The competition aims to re ect as closely as possible the real-life situation of cattle entering the grain-fed, MSA graded, domestic supply chain and reward those animals that not only meet requirements for carcase quality but are also pro table at each stage.

The competition will provide detailed feedback on individual and group animal performance to producers about feedlot performance, compliance of beef carcases to market speci cations, lean meat yield and eating quality of those carcases.

Carcase judging for the competition has been developed from the Australian Beef Carcase Appraisal System (ABCAS) for domestic market requirements and lean meat yield calculations in line with the latest research available to the beef industry.

Points are only awarded for objective, measurable performance traits which are important for pro tability at each stage of the supply chain. The winning team is the one which is most pro table through the supply chain.

The Primex MSA Performance Feedback Trials are conducted in conjunction with Meat & Livestock Australia/ Meat Standards Australia, Woolworths, Teys Australia and B-Feeder Feedlot Rodgers Ck.

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