Our Family Farmers

What started with one rancher, a shepherd and a hog farmer is now a thriving network of more than 740 independent U.S. family farmers and ranchers.

Niman Ranch started with one farm.

Today, we still work with one farm family at a time, but we are proud to support a large network of U.S. family farmers and ranchers – more than 740 and growing! Many are second- and third-generation farmers who inherited the land from their parents and grandparents. These family farmers’ passion for the land and raising livestock provides the foundation for Niman Ranch’s finest tasting meat.

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A-Frame Acres

Ron Mardesen is the patriarch of the fifth generation to farm the land at A-Frame Acres. Actually, there are currently three generations working on the farm.

Get to Know A-Frame Acres


Alderland Farms

Paul Brown raises 1,200 to 1,500 hogs for Niman Ranch each year. After the 1998 hog market crash, they started looking for options for their hog operation and found Niman Ranch

Get to Know Alderland Farms


Crowe Family Hog Farm

Adair Crowe raises hogs like his father before him - traditionally in pasture. More than anything, he enjoys raising his two daughters on their farm.

Get to Know Crowe Family Hog Farm


Edelman Family Cattle Ranch

Lynn Edelman is a fourth-generation cattle rancher in Northeast Kansas and sells approximately 250 head of cattle to Niman Ranch each year.

Get to Know Edelman Family Cattle Ranch


Fuelberth Family Cattle Ranch

Everyone in the Fuelberth family helps out on the ranch. All of their children - Aaron, Alec, Jared and Dana - work on the ranch, and even Aaron's wire, Heather.

Get to Know Fuelberth Family Cattle Ranch


Heun Family Hog Farm

The Heun family farm was bought by Steve Heun's great-grandfather in 1917 and has been run by the family ever since.

Get to Know Heun Family Hog Farm


Jaca Family Cattle Ranch

Elias Jaca and his wife, Inez, are both fourth-generation ranchers and descendants of immigrants from the Basque region of Europe.

Get to Know Jaca Family Cattle Ranch


Kendig Family Farm Ranch

Larry Kendig is the fourth-generation rancher on his land, which was homesteaded back in 1870.

Get to Know Kendig Family Farm Ranch

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Krause Family Cattle Ranch

Robb Krause is a third-generation rancher in his family. He works side-by-side with his children on the ranch.

Get to Know Krause Family Cattle Ranch

All-natural Meats Raised by Small Family Farmers Committed to Sustainable & Humane Practices

Niman Ranch and its network of U.S. family farmers and ranchers raise livestock humanely and sustinably to deliver the Finest Tasting Meat in the World™.

Learn more about Raised with Care®

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