The Missouri Department of Natural Resources has approved the expansion request by Valley Oaks Steak Company.
Missouri’s Clean Water Commission has rejected the proposed expansion of Valley Oaks Steak Co.’s feedlot near Lone Jack, reversing earlier state approval.
Valley Oaks Steak Co. was ordered to halt expansion of its Missouri feedlot and processing facility until the Commission reaches a full decision.
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.
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.
Muddy feedlot conditions common in 2019 lead to poor animal performance, some health issues, and increased odors as temperatures warm.
National Beef, the fourth largest beef packer in the U.S., has announced that the company's purchase of Iowa Premium has been finalized.
Country of origin labeling (COOL) has been vilified for quite some time; an end might be in sight.