Troy Fuelberth, of Nebraska, is a cattle rancher for Niman Ranch.
How many generations in your family are farmers?
How many family members are involved in your ranch?
My wife and I, my oldest son Aaron and his wife Heather, and our sons Alec, Jared and daughter Dana.
How many cattle are on your ranch?
450 mother cows and their calves. We also purchase approximately 450 head of Niman Ranch approved cattle to raise.
What crops are produced on your ranch?
Corn, soybeans, alfalfa and pasture land.
Do you raise other animals?
I have a cow-calf herd with mainly Angus breeding and some Hereford; and sell 50-75 head Angus cattle to Niman Ranch. We also have some laying hens for fresh eggs, as well as some broiler chickens in the summertime for butchering.
What’s the history of your family’s operation?
Our family has been farming for over 100 years, starting with my great-great-grandfather. We are still living on the original homestead.
What sustainable farming practices are a part of your ranch?
We practice crop rotation and conservation farming.
How long have you sold cattle to Niman Ranch?
"Our family has been farming on this land for over 100 years, starting with my great great grandfather."