Become a Niman Ranch Farmer

We only work with farmers in the states outlined below. 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.


We only purchase hogs from farrow-to-finish producers who have already established their operation in the following states:

  • Illinois
  • Iowa
  • Michigan
  • Minnesota
  • Missouri
  • Wisconsin


We only purchase 100% pure genetic Black Angus from ranchers in the following states:

  • Minnesota
  • Nebraska
  • South Dakota
  • Wisconsin


We only purchase pasture-raised, young lamb from the following states:

  • Northern California
  • Oregon
  • Washington