Cattlemen Study Tour to Hawaii
October 28 - November 4, 2017 / 8 days

USA

Hawaii is famous as a tourist destination. About 90% of Hawaii´s gross product is derived from services such as hotels, tour buses, and water sports. It is also well known for its tropical crops including sugar cane and pineapples, two of Hawaii´s most valuable crops. Hawaii also produces large quantities of flowers, coffee, macadamia nuts, bananas, guavas, papayas, and other fruits.

Beef is a $46 million industry in Hawaii, and 76 percent of those cattle are found on the large ranches of the Big Island. Some 60 percent of locally produced beef is shipped out of state. To fill the void, grass-fed beef from New Zealand and Australia is shipped in, and conventional feed-lot beef is imported from the mainland.

Our 8 day tour concentrates on the Hawaii beef industry but also includes the broad spectrum of Hawaii agriculture from the field to market. Featured are some of the largest and most famous ranches in the USA, livestock research centers, industry leaders and cattlemen’s organizations. We also visit local enterprises that are actively supporting the Hawaii beef industry and tourist sites such as Haleakala National Park.

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