Matthew Stevenson

Livestock and Pasture Management

Matt Stevenson

Assistant County Extension Agent,
Livestock and Range Programs

University of Hawaiʻi Cooperative Extension Service

Kauaʻi Extension Office

3060 Eiwa St., Rm 210

Lihue, HI 96766


Phone: (808) 274-3472

Fax: (808) 274-3474

Areas of Interest

Livestock production and nutrition, pasture and rangeland ecology and management, plant identification, smallholder livestock production systems, slaughter and processing

Hawaiʻi is blessed with highly productive pastures and rangelands which have the potential to produce quality animals ready for market or home use. My extension programs focus on minimal input systems to optimize production efficiency and profitability while mitigating impacts on the environment. My goals are (1) to help identify and eliminate bottlenecks in commercial and smallholder livestock production and marketing, and (2) to transfer research-based information and technology useful and meaningful to stakeholders so they can meet their production goals. For my programs to be meaningful for your needs, I need your input. Please do not hesitate to contact me with questions and concerns.

Current Projects


Selected Publications

Stevenson, M., Kim, Y.S,. and G. Fukumoto. Effects of Wet-Aging and Age at Slaughter on Kaua‘i Grass-Finished Ribeye Steak Tenderness. CTAHR, University of Hawaii at Manoa, FST-53, 5 p. Nov 2012.

Stevenson, M., Stokes, A. and L. McNeal. An Introduction to Sheep and Goat
Parasite Management in Hawai‘i
. CTAHR, University of Hawaii at Manoa, LM-24, 9 p. Oct 2012.

Stevenson, M., Kim, Y.S,. and G. Fukumoto. Evaluation of the Tenderness, Size, and Marbling of Kaua‘i Ribeye Steaks, FST-40.

Stevenson, M. and G. Fukumoto. 2011. A review of mobile/modular slaughter and processing technology. CTAHR, University of Hawaii at Manoa, FST-44, 6 p. June 2011.

Norman, A., M. Thorne, and M. Stevenson. 2007. Monitoring Heifer Development
and Diet Quality of Kikuyu/Pangola grass Using NIRS and NUTBAL PRO. M.
Thorne and L. Cox, editors. Proceedings of the 2007 Mealani Forage Field
Day, September 28-29, Kamuela, HI. CTAHR, University of Hawaii at Manoa.

Thorne, M. and M. Stevenson. 2007. Stocking Rate: The Most Important Tool in
the Toolbox
. Cooperative Extension Service, CTAHR, University of Hawaii at
Manoa, PRM-4.

Thorne, M., L. Cox, and M. Stevenson. 2007. Calculating Minimum Grazing
Lease Rates for Hawaii
. Cooperative Extension Service, CTAHR, University of
Hawaii at Manoa, PRM-3.

Thorne, M., G. Fukumoto, and M. Stevenson. 2007. Foraging Behavior and
Grazing Management Planning
. Cooperative Extension Service, CTAHR,
University of Hawaii at Manoa, PRM-2.



The Kauaʻi Livestock Library is a collection of hard copy publications available for use at the Kauaʻi Extension Office, State Office Building, 3060 Eiwa Street, Room 210, Lihue. Many titles are available for loan, but owing to limited resources only Kauai residents may borrow publications. This Microsoft Excel file is a catalogue of titles currently available.