Meat Standards Australia (MSA) Grading

Meat Standards Australia (MSA) was developed by the Australian red meat industry to improve the eating quality consistency of beef and sheepmeat. The system is based on almost 700,000 consumer taste tests by over 100,000 consumers from nine countries and takes into account all factors that affect eating quality from the paddock to the plate.

Comparison of international beef grading system
(Ref: page 10)

Beef Eating Quality Scores
(Ref: page 6 )

For further information on Australia’s grading system, now being introduced across the world, please refer to Meat & Livestock Australia (MLA)