Making the cut

John and Steven are on neighbouring properties. John is interested in becoming MSA registered and wants to know more about the program, and what practices he might need to change for his produce to make the MSA cut. He approaches Steven for advice.

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I understand that the MSA program is all about producing beef with consistent eating quality… but what factors affect that?

Well there isn’t any one carcase attribute that influences eating quality - or the MSA grading results for that matter.

The data collected by MSA graders on attributes such as breed content, marbling and pH have a cumulative effect on the eating quality.

How about I take you through the key factors that affect meat quality?