Thursday, 22 February 2024 14:00

Cows meta to Zuckerberg

Written by  Milking It

OPINION: Mark Zuckerberg's multimillion- dollar housing project on Hawaii is attracting a lot of interest.

The property, known as Koolau Ranch, will, according to planning documents, include a 5,000-square-foot underground shelter, have its own energy and food supplies.

But Zuckerberg’s activities there extend far beyond mere refuge. In a recent Instagram post, the billionaire divulged his newest venture: cattle farming.

“Started raising cattle at Ko’olau Ranch on Kauai, and my goal is to create some of the highest-quality beef in the world,” Zuckerberg announced. “The cattle are wagyu and angus, and they’ll grow up eating macadamia meal and drinking beer that we grow and produce here on the ranch.”

Zuckerberg is determined to keep the entire process “local and vertically integrated.”

“Each cow eats 5,000-10,000 pounds of food each year, so that’s a lot of acres of macadamia trees. Of all my projects, this is the most delicious.”

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