Pasture-Raised Lamb, Mutton and Goat
Pasture-raised lamb, mutton and goat are produced for food on the Big Island. The meat is sold to restaurants and consumers through each producer.
Each Big Island producer chooses their own venue for processing: some provide USDA inspected cuts, others do their own slaughter and some provide livestock to those who prefer to do their own slaughter. Consumers can find out how meat is processed by inquiring.
The Hawaii Sheep and Goat Association is researching aspects of collectively marketing their meat products. The association offers ranchers workshops and resources on livestock management. For info, visit www.hawaiisheepandgoat.com.
Big Isle Pasture-raised Meat Producers
The following ranches are producing pasture-raised lamb, mutton or goat for consumption. Their fresh, island meat is feeding our island.
Aloha 'Aina Tropicals, Laupahoehoe, lamb
‘Aina Pono Livestock, Hilo, goat, lamb and mutton
Kahua Ranch, North Kohala, lamb
Kalopi Ranch, Waimea, goats and sheep
Kapua Gulch Farms, Kapa‘au, lamb and mutton
Maluhia Farm, Hamakua, lamb and mutton
Pa‘ahan Livestock, Waimea, goat
Waiakea Uka Ranch, Waimea, lamb and mutton
Photos courtesy Pu'uwai Ranch