The Missouri Beef Industry Council is hosting the second annual Missouri Pasture to Plate tour to provide a unique, up-close, educational opportunity of the beef industry.  The tour will start in KC with a dinner and presentation from National Beef at the Argosy Hotel and Casino on Sunday evening, October 4th.  From there, we will travel to Joplin Regional Stockyards on the morning of Monday, October 5th to tour the 2nd largest stockyards in the US and learn about the marketing aspect of beef.  From Joplin Regional Stockyards, we will travel to a ranch in southwest Missouri for an authentic chuckwagon lunch overlooking the beautiful rolling hills of the Ozarks.  There we will hear from the owners of the family ranch describe their part in providing safe, wholesome delicious beef.  After the ranch tour, we will travel to St. Louis to Haue Valley Farm for a tour and hear from the owner of Crooked Creek Beef.  Here we will have a fine dining experience which will include a multiple course meal paired with various Missouri wines.  We will be lodging at the Wildwood Hotel near St. Louis.  On Tuesday, October 6th, we will travel to Circle A Feeders to learn about their operation and the value they place on product quality.  From Circle A Feeders, we will travel to St. Joseph, Mo and have lunch at the historic Hoof n Horn restaurant prior to our final stop at Boehringer Ingleheim Vet Medica to learn about the importance of beef animal health.  We will travel from St. Joseph back to the starting point at the Argosy Hotel and Casino.

The objective of the tour is to provide an educational opportunity for industry partners of beef production at it’s core.  We will provide information on topics of sustainability; animal health and animal care; different methods of production such as grain finished vs grass finished; product quality and product safety.