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December 01, 2013

Got milk? Drink up, Kauai

From The Garden Island

Ulupono Initiative is investing $17.5 million to form Hawaii Dairy Farms, a grass-fed dairy that will be located on Kauai. The investment is part of Ulupono Initiative's mission to increase local food production. 

“Following several years of studying the benefits of the grass-fed model to offset the volatile cost of imported feed, we believe that forming Hawaii Dairy Farms is an important step toward revitalizing our local dairy industry,” said Kyle Datta, general partner of Ulupono Initiative. “This is integral to our mission to increase affordable and sustainable local food production. We believe this dairy’s success could lead to additional grass-fed dairies statewide.”

Hawaii Dairy Farms will be based on the New Zealand pastoral dairy model, which uses grass as the primary feed source. It will bring together suppliers  to create an operation that will infuse more local, fresh milk into Hawaii’s dairy supply, states the announcement from Ulupono Iniative.

Read the full article in The Garden Island here.

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