Local beef production to grow with new company Hawaii Meats

  • Cows graze at Puu Waawaa Ranch in North Kona. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today file photo)
  • Cows graze at Hualalai Ranch in North Kona. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today file photo)
  • A cow grazes at Hualalai Ranch in North Kona. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today file photo)

HONOLULU — A major Kauai rancher has new plans to expand the statewide supply of locally raised beef after taking control of Oahu’s only slaughterhouse as part of a business separation.