Richard & Connie Brooks
4773 E Farm Rd 48
Fair Grove, MO 65648
417.840.5464 (c)


Welcome to the MNP site. Our cattle are the results of 28 years of breeding Belgian Blues Cattle. We are pleased you chose to browse. As the association changed the name to the American Blue Cattle in 2014, we will be showcasing the MNP breeding program. In the summer of 2014 and here in the beginning of 2015 we have used mainly AI bulls bred and raised by MNP while still using and looking for outside genetics for some. We are striving for cattle best suited here in North America. We feel this will be successful for our market. The Blues have been a nice twist to the MNP cattle production. We have bred and raised the percentage cattle which have evolved from halfbloods up to the purebreds and now the grade up fullbloods. We hope our genetics will be a plus for the breed. We have been fortunate with the cattle. MNP strives for quality not quantity as this an operation that is of moderate size enough to work but small enough to manage. As we have stated the crossbreeding program is where the Blues shine in the scope of the cattle market, along with the healthy assets of the beef. We all are aware that lean beef and purchasing local are the healthiest choice for our families and knowing the origin of our food. Most recipes are calling for lean beef so the Blues will fill the ticket. We started in the Blues due to being raised in an athletic family and being conscious of healthy food choices. These are truly cattle for the 21st Century. Plus - we are all looking for ways to increase our "production pounds of meat" to our herd. As breeders, we are interested in producing meat not just producing the outer cover -- we are in the lean meat business for your family. If we can help add some Blue in your crossbreeding program please consider what a Blue can do – we would entertain any questions. We strive to bring functional hybrid animals. We believe in genetics to produce animals with vigor and functionality. Over the years, we have been very impressed with the crossing ability of the Blues with other breeds and we hope you will be too! Watch the calves grow and compare!

Take a look and if you have any questions, ideas or comments please send an email or call, even better yet come by. Please come visit and view the cattle! Might be good to call ahead -- but please come see for yourself!

We are also pleased to continue our latest project – Brooks' Performance Quarter Horses. We are pleased to have pictures of Lena's Playing Jazcat. He is young and his first foal hit the ground in 2014. A horse colt that is showing promise from one of our broodmares. Jazzy is still available for the 2019 breeding season by cooled semen. So please feel free to contact us on introductory breeding fees. We hope to continue to strive for cow-working colts in the next few years. Please watch and grow with us.

Thank you for taking your time to visit our site. We appreciate your interest in the cattle and the horses. We always look forward to new calves, meeting new Blue friends, new colts and meeting new horse friends. Again, we would like to "Thank" those who have purchased our cattle from coast to coast and those who might just like to look. If nothing else, our hopes are the site will help educate you on American Blues cattle and how the Blues can benefit your family with healthy lean beef as well as be an asset to the commercial industry. Also, our goal is that you will enjoy the horses in the future. All are welcome to call, email, or come by!

The Very Best Wishes for you, your family, and of course your cattle and horses in 2018!!!
Kind Regards and Best Wishes,
Connie and Richard