Our Favorite Media Moments of 2018

Can you believe 2018 is almost over? We can’t! As we look back, we wanted to reflect on Niman in the News and recognize our farmers and ranchers. They often do not have time to take stock of the national news they make from producing the finest tasting meat.

From a January feature on Dr. Oz about bacon that led to another invitation to come on again to talk about beef, we were thrilled to share vital information on the importance of sustainable, antibiotic-free meats that captured the attention of millions.

This year we were also featured in The New York Times for having one of the best bratwursts, Real Simple for hot dogs, and Southern Living for bacon, among many more.

Let’s take a moment to look back at our top 10 favorite media moments of 2018 and thank our farmers and ranchers who helped make it possible.

 

Niman Ranch’s Favorite Media Moments of 2018

Dr. Oz Show | The Bacon Show
In February, Niman Ranch Founding Hog Farmer, Paul Willis, spoke with Dr. Oz on the importance of antibiotic-free pork and animal husbandry in the pork industry.

Dr. Oz Show | Niman Ranch Beef
A few weeks after the pork episode, 5th generation cattle rancher and cattle handling expert, Mel Coleman, spoke to Dr. Oz on the importance of all-natural, antibiotic-free, humanely raised beef and following your beef from farm to table.

The New York Times | Finding a Better Bratwurst
The New York Times writer, David Tanis, looked at a few criteria, assessing flavor, authenticity, texture, and deliciousness, among other qualities to find the best supermarket bratwurst. Niman Ranch took the spot for one of the best-packaged brands.

Real Simple Magazine| We Taste Tested More Than 60 Kinds of Hot Dogs. Here Are The Best
Real Simple Magazine tested more than 60 kinds of hot dogs, and Niman Ranch’s Fearless Franks Uncured Beef Hot Dog were named the best beef dogs.

Bloomberg | Animal Welfare Helps the Bottom Line
Niman Ranch is setting the standards in the industry for humane animal care.

Tampa Bay Times | Pork’s Reputation is Better Than Ever. Here’s Why.
Award Winning Tampa Bay Times Food Critic, Laura Reiley, drilled down on precisely why pork has undergone a transformational reputation change.

Business Insider | Shake Shack is Dropping a Limited-Edition BBQ Menu and We’re Drooling
Shake Shack released a BBQ menu in May that featured a BBQ Cheddar and Niman Ranch bacon burger, BBQ cheddar & Niman Ranch bacon griddled chick’n, and a BBQ Niman Ranch Bacon Cheese Fries.

Bloomberg | It’s a Great Time to Be a Fancy Pork Farmer
The commodity market has had their ups and downs this year, but specialty pork remains steady, and Niman Ranch farmers are breathing a sigh of relief knowing they’ll be paid a premium price no matter what the market does.

Providence Journal | An All-American Prosciutto Cured in RI
After a year of following 20 prosciutto legs across the country, batch one leg 20 made its way back to Rhode Island where Niman Ranch charcuterie is produced.

The Des Moines Register | Niman Ranch Targeting Young Farmers to Double the Number of Pig, Cattle and Lamb Producers
Niman Ranch is working on doubling the number producers that are willing to raise free-range, antibiotic-free pork, beef and lamb and has invested $300,000 so far to get young farmers started nationwide.

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Southern Living | We Tried The Most Popular Bacon Brands – These Are Our 8 Favorite
Southern Living Magazine named Niman Ranch Maple Uncured Bacon the BEST maple bacon.

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