March 31, 2017
Our cofounder and rancher Bobby Farias sat down with Justine Espiritu and Matt Johnson on Think Tech Hawaii’s Food and Farmers Series to share Kunoa’s approach to sustainable ranching in Hawaii. They discussed Kunoa’s newly purchased beef/pork butchery on Oahu, our participation in the Energy Excelerator program, and why Bobby thinks Hawaii has the best climate for raising cattle.
March 01, 2017
Kunoa Cattle Company is honored to have been nominated for the Clean Tech/Ag Entrepreneur of the Year Award for the past 2 years and elated to have won the award for 2017. The Hawaii Venture Capital Association fosters entrepreneurial development and each year, awards entrepreneurs and companies for their achievements in Hawaii's venture community. We're immensely proud to share the stage with innovative startups, which are guiding the efforts for a clean tech economy in Hawaii.
Hawaii News Now
November 30, 2016
Every year, Hawaii imports more than 200,000 finished cattle from the mainland.
But starting next spring, shoppers will start to see more local beef in their market.
It's all thanks to a new venture from Kauai-based Kunoa Cattle Company, which sees expanding Hawaii's local beef supply as a key step toward sustainability. Earlier this month, the company finalized a deal with the state to lease Oahu's only slaughterhouse.
November 29, 2016
Kunoa Cattle Co. has plans to expand and to debut a beef brand.
A Kauai company that helps manage cattle for other owners has bought Oahu’s only slaughterhouse as part of a plan to expand the supply of locally produced beef.
The acquisition by Kunoa Cattle Co. comes several years after the seller of the financially struggling slaughterhouse, a private cooperative, obtained public financial support but failed to have the state purchase the Kapolei facility.
Kunoa said its purchase was completed Nov. 17, but declined to disclose the price.
Jack Beuttell, Kunoa co-founder, said the pay intends to expand processing of locally raised livestock at the facility for other customers while also working to develop a major new brand of fresh Hawaii beef. "We’re open for business for the livestock community," he said.