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.
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.
"Perhaps we should better understand a few of the sponsoring and participating voices" involved in this week's rally of independent cattlemen.
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.
The Missouri Steer Feedout finally showed a profit this year according to Eldon Cole, livestock specialist with University of Missouri Extension.
A referendum on raising the fees Missouri cattle farmers pay has cleared its first legal challenge, though a final court decision still remains weeks away.
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The Missouri Steer Feedout Finale held on June 25 in Mt. Vernon revealed the results of the 158 head of steers from 2014 that went to Iowa last November.