Parker Ranch is committed to preserving the Paniolo culture and legacy by operating a sustainable cattle business on 130,000 acres of rich natural volcanic grasslands, on the slopes of the majestic Mauna Kea and Kohala Mountains.
Parker Ranch cattle graze year-round on forage that is healthy and plentiful. Parker is one of the largest and oldest producers of natural, pasture raised cattle in the State of Hawai’i. The Ranch operates a cow-calf operation with approximately 10,000 mother cows. These cows are divided into two breeding seasons, winter and summer, with about 50% of the herd bred in each season. Most of those calves are exported to the mainland to be grown out on grass and finished for market.
The Ranch also supplies hand selected animals for its retail grass fed, branded beef program, which can be found locally in all Hawaii Safeway Stores under the Paniolo Cattle Company brand www.paniolocattle.com.