Cabral’s Ranch is a small cattle operation started by the late Stephen Cabral in the beautiful pasture lands of Nahiku back in the 1960s. In 2014, his grandson Stephen “Jeremy” Cabral took over ranch operations now in Haiku. Since then, Jeremy has furthered his grandfather’s legacy by establishing best ranching practices for the cattle as well as for the land. By effectively utilizing prescribed grazing the pasture lands are even healthier than before. One of the primary conservation benefits of this method is enhanced soil quality. By controlling the location, concentration, and duration of grazing, we are helping to prevent overgrazing and soil compaction due to trampling. This in turn can improve both the water retention and soil health which can decrease the risk of water runoff and contamination. Jeremy also works hard to eradicate invasive flora while literally saving endemics such as Koa, Kukui, and ‘Ohi’a in the area. Our cattle are all grass fed and finished; meaning they only eat grass and forage their entire lives therefore our meat is naturally leaner than conventional meat. Mahalo nui loa for supporting our family business!