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Old 12-18-2011, 10:57 PM
 
Location: Maui County, HI
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There are 83 pictures in this album so I'll only direct link a few here
Oskie Rice Memorial Rodeo 2011 - Imgur














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Old 12-18-2011, 11:05 PM
 
Location: Big Island- Hawaii, AK, WA where the whales are!
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Nice pics! Love rodeo!!
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Old 12-18-2011, 11:21 PM
 
Location: Macao
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Interesting for sure.

I'm surprised Maui can support all the grain necessary for large animals like horses and cows and bulls and such.
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Old 12-18-2011, 11:23 PM
 
Location: Kahala
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Interesting for sure.

I'm surprised Maui can support all the grain necessary for large animals like horses and cows and bulls and such.
Maui is huge compared to Oahu - and if Oahu can have horses and cows, certainly Maui can.......
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Old 12-19-2011, 10:43 AM
 
Location: Maui County, HI
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I'm guessing most of the livestock feed is imported, just like most human food is. From what I see, the animals don't live on enough acreage to support them, and we don't grow much grain. Maybe they should feed them sugar cane foliage instead of burning it, and then return the manure to the fields before planting.
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Old 12-19-2011, 11:38 AM
 
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I'm guessing most of the livestock feed is imported, just like most human food is. From what I see, the animals don't live on enough acreage to support them, and we don't grow much grain. Maybe they should feed them sugar cane foliage instead of burning it, and then return the manure to the fields before planting.
That was the reason why i did not bring my horse to the big Island because of not having enough room to let it roam and graze freely on the land i own there .
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Old 12-19-2011, 03:13 PM
 
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winkosmosis wrote: "I'm guessing most of the livestock feed is imported..."

Even though I know nothing about ranching in Hawaii, I was going to guess the exact opposite: when you have year-round pastures with grasses growing in the tropical sun and rains, do you still need grain? Grasses are better than grain for ruminants anyway.

I see cows and goats grazing all over Kaua'i, on large parcels and small ag lots alike. And they really are grazing, they are not standing by some feeder where the owner dumps the food every day. There are some serious ranches that grow beef for the mainland market (I read once they "finish" them at California feedlots) and local organic meat. I always thought it worked because there is so much rich pasture here.

In fact, I thought it was precisely because there was so much free ranging that cowbow culture was still very alive in Hawaii, because you need to round them up and drive them to loading pens, etc.

Anybody know more about how it works?
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Old 12-19-2011, 06:48 PM
 
Location: Macao
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winkosmosis wrote: "I'm guessing most of the livestock feed is imported..."

Even though I know nothing about ranching in Hawaii, I was going to guess the exact opposite: when you have year-round pastures with grasses growing in the tropical sun and rains, do you still need grain? Grasses are better than grain for ruminants anyway.

I see cows and goats grazing all over Kaua'i, on large parcels and small ag lots alike. And they really are grazing, they are not standing by some feeder where the owner dumps the food every day. There are some serious ranches that grow beef for the mainland market (I read once they "finish" them at California feedlots) and local organic meat. I always thought it worked because there is so much rich pasture here.

In fact, I thought it was precisely because there was so much free ranging that cowbow culture was still very alive in Hawaii, because you need to round them up and drive them to loading pens, etc.

Anybody know more about how it works?
That surprises me too. It must be 'just right' in numbers though. If too much over-grazing, which happens easily, they would have to be put into the crowded pens/feeders.

Interesting that it goes under the term 'organic' at this time. That's healthy. But if being send to California, because too much is produced, it seems that potential overgrazing could happen to meet a market elsewhere.
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Old 12-20-2011, 10:56 PM
 
Location: Dublin, Ohio
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Great pictures Wink.

I'll say it again, go to Lulu Self Publishing, Book Printing & eBook Publishing | Lulu.com and get them published in a book and/or calendar. Take a look under art & photography and see what others have done with Hawaii photos - and what they are selling for.

Also pick a couple and put them up on Cafe Press Custom T-Shirts, Unique Gifts, Posters, & Personalized Mugs | CafePress . Both could bring in some extra cash.

On both sites search on Hawaii to see what others have done.

You may have to get signed model releases for pictures with people, but that is just technical stuff to work with.

Mickey
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Old 12-20-2011, 11:17 PM
 
Location: PORT ANGELES, WA
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Looks like a great time for all ages!
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