Case Studies
The rise of Paniolo Cattle Company

From Pasture to Plate

Facing increasing challenges to the profitability of its traditional livestock farming business, Parker Ranch, one of the oldest and largest cattle ranches in the U.S., sought a way to diversify revenue. The opportunity to expand its business beyond traditional ranching came through a strategic partnership with Ulupono Initiative, a Hawaii-focused impact investing firm.

Carlsmith Ball advised and assisted in the formation and structure of Paniolo Cattle Company, a joint venture between the two parties. The marriage of Ulupono’s intellectual capital and Parker Ranch’s cattle management expertise resulted in a pasture-to-plate entity that aims to feed Hawaii’s growing demand for locally raised, grass-feed beef.