My doctor's wife went back to meat eating after over twenty years as a vegetarian. She drives to Eureks Springs in Carroll County and gets her grass fed beef there. Ozark Natural Foods in Fayetteville also sells grass fed beef, but I can't afford it. I rarely eat beef anymore though, my body can't seem to handle it right now.
I am sure you have closer sources in KC, but you might want to compare prices and quality next time you come down to God's country. Now to be negative, I don't want to eat local beef because of the heavy fertilizing of pasture land with chicken litter (that's chicken poop to you city folks). I am worried that our land has been poisoned by that chemical stew that millions of chickens eliminate. I don't even drink water from Beaver Lake unless it has been distilled because there is so much run-off from litter treated pastures. I guess this is true of most agricultural areas, but too many farmers bought into the "organic" myth of "natural fertilizer" from animals who are full of antibiotics and hormones from birth to slaughter. Oh well, so much for my rant; I feel that it is not the foods themselves that are bad or good for us, its the garbage they absorb in our soil, water and air. Maybe we have to add produce and meat animals to that proverbial canary in the mine that warns us of hazards ahead, maybe deadly hazards.