Niman Ranch Beef has been committed to sustainable, humane ranching since its inception. Niman Ranch works exclusively with family farmers and ranchers based in the United States. Niman Ranch maintains a vast network of over 700 ranchers and farmers throughout the country.
All of our ranches allow their animals to roam outdoors or in comfortable, spacious pens. These excellent living conditions prevent disease and keep their consumers happy and healthy. Our animal welfare practices are some of the strictest in the country. They were developed in part by the well-respected animal welfare expert Dr. Temple Grandin.
Although the definition of true sustainability changes over time, Niman Ranch Beef holds all of our farms and ranches to the same set of sustainability practices that are designed to help prevent damage to the environment and promote future profitability for our ranches and farms in the future. One practice is pasture coverage for livestock, preventing soil erosion and maintaining the pasture land for future herds and ranches.
All farms affiliated with Niman Ranch use buffer strips and grassed waterways to help absorb damage to the pasture land and the natural environment around it. Our practices are designed to balance resource demand with economic, environmental and human cost. There is a balance between economic viability and ecological concerns, and Niman Ranch strives to protect that balance for all of its ranchers, farmers, and the crops and livestock they raise. Niman Ranch Beef sources all of its cattle from sustainable ranches that treat their cattle fairly and humanely.