Become a Niman Ranch Farmer

Please refer to our raising protocols for hogs, cattle, and lamb to determine if your operation works within our program.

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

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

  • Illinois
  • Iowa
  • Indiana
  • Michigan
  • Minnesota
  • Missouri
  • Wisconsin
  • Eastern Nebraska
  • Eastern South Dakota
  • Eastern Kansas

Want tips on how to become a hog farmer? Watch these videos.


Practical Farmers of Iowa 

Iowa Pork Industry Center Niche Production 


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

  • Minnesota
  • Nebraska
  • South Dakota
  • Wisconsin


We only work with ranchers who pasture-raised, young lamb from the following states:

  • Northern California
  • Oregon
  • Washington