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Mark Zuckerberg’s high quality livestock feasts on beer and macadamia

By Sammy Waweru January 10th, 2024 2 min read

Mark Zuckerberg has announced his venture into livestock farming, integrating it with the macadamia crops and beer production on his ranch at Ko’olau, Kauai, United States.

The Meta founder shared this development on Wednesday, January 10, 2024, through his official Facebook page.

Zuckerberg expressed his goal of contributing to the production of the highest quality beef globally.

According to Statista 2023 data, the average volume of beef production worldwide increased from 317 million metric tons (MT) to about 350.5 million metric tons between 2016 and 2023.

“My aim is to create some of the highest quality beef in the world,” Zuckerberg emphasised.

In an interesting twist, he mentioned that his cattle would be drinking beer produced on his ranch.

As commercial feed costs rise globally, the tech entrepreneur plans to mitigate expenses by feeding his animals with the macadamia meal he processes.

“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,” he explained.

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Zuckerberg highlighted the importance of a local and vertically integrated process, ensuring that the entire production chain, from feed to beer, remains on the ranch.

He stated, “Each cow eats 5,000-10,000 pounds of food each year, so that’s a lot of acres of macadamia trees.”

The father of three—Maxima, August, and Aurelia—revealed that his daughters would assist in planting macadamia trees and caring for the family’s various animals.

“We’re still early in the journey, and it‘s fun improving on it every season. Of all my projects, this is the most delicious,” he expressed with confidence, accompanied by a photo seemingly taken in a restaurant or hotel, showcasing a plate with pieces of meat.

Mark Zuckerberg, married to Dr Priscilla Chan, appeared jovial in the photo as he broke the news about his foray into livestock farming.