ChefZone members are invited for a special sampling “From Pasture to Plate” on November 19th & 20th from 9am to 2pm. Y. Hata & Co., Limited & ChefZone re proudly offering 100% locally grown beef by Paniolo Cattle Co. Born on the Island of Hawaii, this all natural, high quality, superior Angus beef is available at ChefZone.
Paniolo Cattle Company Formed by Parker Ranch and Ulupono Initiative
Following a successful grass-fed beef trial on Hawaii Island, Parker Ranch and Ulupono Initiative announced the launch of the Paniolo Cattle Company, a joint venture aimed at statewide local beef production. The pasture-to-table enterprise taps into a growing demand for high-quality, affordable, locally raised beef.
Paniolo Cattle Company will begin with 1,400 head of cattle to be raised at Parker Ranch on Hawaii Island. This represents the largest commitment of grass-fed beef by a single ranch in the state and will increase the supply of grass-fed steers to the market by nearly 35 percent.
Parker Ranch provides calves and cattle management expertise for the joint venture and Ulupono Initiative contributes the intellectual capital to develop best practices for profitability and sustainable agricultural methods. Both entities have financial interest and will handle the commercial aspects of the business. Parker Ranch, headquartered in Waimea on Hawaii Island, is Hawaii’s largest cattle operation, and the state’s second largest landowner.
Read more at Ulupono.com