Parker Ranch – More than a Ranch, A Legacy.
Parker Ranch was founded in 1847 and is Hawaii’s oldest business and second largest private landowner. Today, Parker Ranch is owned by a trust with four non-profit beneficiaries which are: our hometown’s community hospital, two private schools in Waimea, and Hawaii Community Foundation supporting other charitable causes.
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Since then, the Ranch has welcomed paniolo from diverse ethnic backgrounds. We are proud of our paniolo heritage and celebrate the various cultural origins of ranching from around the world, which helped to form the roots of many communities like ours in Waimea. In our unique, 175-year history, through many changes and several governments, we have not only survived, but continue to thrive and contribute to our community’s health, education and success.
We hope you enjoy the two TV spots we produced, as well as the beef! The images portray the emerald green hills and pastures surrounding Waimea where our cattle are raised and our paniolo continue to steward the land. Mahalo to Deedee Keakealani Bertlemann and Shane Hoopai for their input in creating these TV spots.
Guided hunting Tours
Parker Ranch offers guided hunting tours on the Big Island of Hawaii with Mouflon Sheep, Mouflon Hybrid Sheep, Pigs, and Goats available for harvest. Parker Ranch comprises approximately 130,000 acres of varying terrain stretching from the ocean to 8,000 feet of elevation on the slopes of Maunakea. Harvesting an animal on Parker Ranch is truly a bonus as your guided hunt offers you unparalleled scenic views of the island of Hawai`i.
New! Get Your Ranch Merch
Paniolo Preservation Society now carries Parker Ranch branded clothing. Great jackets, hats, and shirts to chose from. Support our efforts to promote the heritage of the Hawaiian cowboy.
Parker Ranch News
Parker Ranch Supports Local Food and Entrepreneur Through Investment in Waimea Butcher Shop
Waimea, Big Island of Hawai‘i – Waimea Butcher Shop and Parker Ranch, Inc. announced today that they have signed a term sheet to consummate a strategic alliance. Under the terms of the partnership, Parker Ranch, Inc. will become an equity owner in the existing business of Waimea Butcher Shop and its strategic capital partner for future growth opportunities. Additionally, Mills Stovall will continue to operate Waimea Butcher Shop’s day-to-day business as the manager and majority owner. The deal is expected to close in early 2023.
Parker Ranch and Highridge Costa Announce Memorandum of Understanding to Explore Affordable Housing for Waimea on Hawai’i Island
Prominent landowner Parker Ranch and affordable housing leader Highridge Costa have entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to explore possible collaboration on the development of affordable housing units on the Island of Hawai’i.
Paniolo Heritage To Be Preserved Through Donation Of Pukalani Stables
Parker Ranch, established in 1847 by John Palmer Parker, is celebrating its 175th anniversary. The Parker family and more recently, Parker Ranch, Inc., proudly carry on the cattle ranching business and traditions such as rodeo competitions honoring the Paniolo heritage, helping form the roots of many communities throughout Waimea.
In celebration of the 175th anniversary, Parker Ranch is announcing its intent to donate their historic Pukalani Stables to the Paniolo Preservation Society, a non- profit organization whose mission is to educate the public thereby increasing awareness and appreciation for the Paniolo history, present-day and future significance to Hawaiʻi’s ranching industry. Parker Ranch is working with the Paniolo Preservation Society to effectuate the gift of this significant legacy asset carrying on their mutual goals of promoting and celebrating the Hawaiian ranching industry and the accomplishments of generations of Paniolo that made this way of life and this form of agricultural endeavor possible.
Parker Ranch and Kamuela Hardwoods Announce New Company Focused on Sustainably Sourced Specialty Hardwoods
Kamuela Hardwoods and Parker Ranch announced today that they have entered into an agreement to jointly create a new company aimed at milling, processing and marketing sustainably sourced specialty hardwoods and salvaged timber, which will also prioritize the availability of wood to local businesses, craftspeople, artisans and musical instrument makers.
Mayor Biangardi Presents Parker Ranch Heir Associates Award
Congratulations, Parker Ranch team! Parker Ranch has been acknowledged by Heir Associates, for continuing to serve the community and going above and beyond even during the challenging times of the COVID-19 pandemic. Honolulu Mayor Biangardi presented this award yesterday, which included the other honorees: Liliuokalani Trust, Hawaii Pacific Health, and the University of Hawai’i Foundation. We are both proud and humbled to be recognized like this, as we continue our ranch legacy of service.
Parker Ranch and Ulupono Initiative Announce Opening of Statewide Partnership Opportunities for Paniolo Cattle Company Supply
KAMUELA, Hawaii, Jan. 15, 2021 — Paniolo Cattle Company, one of the largest local grass-fed beef programs in the state of Hawaii, will explore diversifying the supply of cattle to include ranchers on each island to supply stores within their on-island communities. This effort will help bolster food security infrastructure statewide, which is of particular importance given pandemic-disrupted food distribution networks, while also minimizing environmental impact from and reliance on interisland transportation.
Parker Ranch to Build New Homes for Cowboy Housing in 2021-2022
Parker Ranch has announced that it will build new housing for working cowboys in its Livestock Division over the next two years. The 10-12 new homes will replace much older homes, far beyond their useful lives. This decision was based on compelling results generated by ranching operations over the last several years, and its commitment to ranching in Hawai‘i.