Livestock producers raising pigs, sheep, goats and cattle on Hawai‘i Island are now invited to apply for membership in the Hawai‘i Island Meat Cooperative (HIMC). HIMC will begin offering mobile USDA-inspected slaughter services in April 2017. Membership provides priority scheduling, reduced fees, access to HIMC’s marketing program, and the opportunity to join a new and exciting local business owned and operated by and for island meat producers.
Informational Brochure for New Members
This trifold brochure gives an overview of the Cooperative for prospective members. It includes a description of services, fee schedule for members and non-members, processing site requirements, and step-by-step membership application procedures.
Description of Agricultural Producer Cooperative Membership Opportunity
This document provides detailed information on the costs, benefits, risks and responsibilities associated with HIMC membership.
To apply for membership online, please follow the instructions below:
- Complete a HIMC Application for Membership
- Submit New Member Scheduling Form. This gives HIMC an estimate of the number and type(s) of animals a producer wants to slaughter and proposed time for slaughter.
- Submit $600 application fee to HIMC ($500 for one share of Membership Common Stock; $100 recurring annual membership fee). Please make checks payable to Hawai‘i Island Meat Cooperative and send to P.O. Box 371, Pa‘auilo, HI 96776.
- If you’re interested in participating in HIMC’s marketing program, please review and sign the Production Standards and Owner Certificate (not required for membership)
Note: all forms are fillable PDFs. Please fill out, save to your computer, and email to firstname.lastname@example.org, or download and mail to P.O. Box 371, Pa‘auilo, HI 96776.
For questions or help filling out the Membership Application, contact email@example.com or (808) 776-1870.
If you are a producer interested in joining the Co-op, please sign up for updates below: