Become a Niman Ranch Farmer

When you partner with Niman Ranch, you get a partner who is committed to family farmers, ranchers, and their local communities.

Already a Niman Ranch farmer?

Please refer to our raising protocols for hogs, cattle, and lamb to determine if your operation works within our program. Want tips on how to become a hog farmer? Watch these videos.

Additional helpful resources: Practical Farmers of Iowa Iowa Pork Industry Center Niche Production

Hogs

Niman Ranch works with family farms that are involved in all phases of all natural hog production. Currently, we are considering interested producers from the following states:

  • South Dakota

  • Nebraska

  • Kansas

  • Minnesota

  • Iowa

  • Missouri

  • Northern Arkansas

  • Wisconsin

  • Illinois

  • Michigan

  • Indiana

  • Western Ohio

Cattle

We only work with ranchers who produce 100% pure genetic Black Angus from the following states:

  • North Dakota

  • South Dakota

  • Kansas

  • Oklahoma

  • Missouri

  • Iowa

  • Illinois

  • Minnesota

  • Wisconsin

  • Wyoming

  • Colorado

Lamb

We only work with ranchers who pasture-raise lamb from the following states:

  • Northern California

  • Oregon

  • Washington

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