Niman Ranch: Setting the Standard for Humane and Sustainable Farming
Niman Ranch, founded in Bolinas, California, in the early 1970s, is renowned for its unwavering dedication to humane and sustainable farming. Over the years, the brand has cultivated a legacy of raising livestock with care, utilizing traditional and ethical methods, and providing all-natural feeds. With a vast network of more than 740 small, independent U.S. family farmers and ranchers, Niman Ranch stands as an industry leader in its commitment to animal welfare, sustainable agriculture, and exceptional taste.
In collaboration with renowned animal welfare expert Dr. Temple Grandin, Niman Ranch has developed some of the most stringent animal-raising protocols in the field. Their livestock never receives antibiotics or added hormones, ensuring a pure, high-quality, 100% vegetarian diet. This steadfast commitment has resulted in a diverse range of Certified Humane® fresh beef, pork, lamb, and a tantalizing selection of smoked and uncured meats, offering discerning consumers the opportunity to savor the exceptional flavor while supporting ethical and sustainable farming practices.
Practices all add up to a stress-free life for each animal
|• They spend their entire lives with their litter mates and natural social groups to foster instinctive habits, like play.
|• They live outdoors or in deeply bedded pens for comfort, close to their natural habitat – they’re never confined to a cage.
|• They’re only fed a natural diet – 100% vegetarian feed without by-products – always.
|• They’re never given hormones or antibiotics – ever.
|• They’re cared for with great attention by the families that own the land.
|• The land they’re raised on is used in a way that honors and respects its resources.