Valley Oaks Steak Co. was ordered to halt expansion of its Missouri feedlot and processing facility until the Commission reaches a full decision.
Missouri’s Clean Water Commission has rejected the proposed expansion of Valley Oaks Steak Co.’s feedlot near Lone Jack, reversing earlier state approval.
The Missouri Department of Natural Resources has approved the expansion request by Valley Oaks Steak Company.
Missouri lawmakers told a hearing in Jefferson City last week they hope to form a working group to explore the idea of helping secure a beef harvest and processing facility in the state.
A western Missouri beef company’s expansion plans have ignited a controversy among nearby residents. It’s a battle often found in once-rural communities that are now under the influence of urban sprawl.
Genetics of beef cattle vary by region across the United States. Those differences develop over time as beef herds evolve in local environments.
Valley Oaks Steak Company, Lone Jack, MO, announced Monday it was closing operations immediately after a lengthy battle seeking permission from the state to expand operations.
Beef herd owners facing genetic data overload at breeding time can find help.