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Lopes Farm
Contact: Paul Lopes
City: Maui, HI,
Email Address: willeyl44@mac.com
About Us
We are a small island ranch dedicated to creating flavorful high quality meat while diverting waste from landfills.

At Lopes Farm, we partner with local restaurants, grocery stores, and farmers to collect wasted produce for animal feed. Every week we collect and feed over 44,000 lbs. of produce to our animals on farms in Kula, Olinda, Haiku, and Waihe'e. We believe in using local resources to prevent excess waste from entering our small island landfills.

Our COWS are fed 70% grass and veggies with 30% being spent grain from Maui Brewing Co. The grain-fed method produces tender meat and consistent flavor. We impart grain into the calf's diet to maintain steady weight gain over their lifetime in a low stress environment.

We feed our PIGS excess food waste from our partners at Andaz Maui, Kula Bistro, Kamehameha Schools Maui, and Kula Elementary School. The food is heated to ensure microbial safety for our animals.
Practices
We also utilize rotational grazing methods to enhance our pastures. It starts with the cows, goats, and sheep. Their 4 stomach systems allow grasses to digest into rich compost and their individual preferences insure the removal of pasture invasive weeds. The chickens follow for "clean-up" eating worms and other insects that may later harm the cattle. This rotational system creates healthier pastures with better grasses for our animals.