Livestock

Farming Land Sustainably Is Our “Obligation to Preserve it for Future Generations

Niman Ranch farmers Paul and Andrea Brown find traditional, sustainable hog raising in the key to cultivating generations of family farming.

Raising Farm Animals in Mali: Taking Stock of the Benefits

Two articles from the West and Central Africa Council for Agricultural Research and Development (CORAF) highlight benefits of raising farm animals in Mali.

Camel Meat: From the Australian Outback to the American Midwest

Over the last twenty years, an spike in immigration from Somalia has had a surprising outcome for the American food system: an increased market for camel meat. This article explores the intricate connections for food economics that underlie this new market.

Farmer Friday: Producing Better Pork

Farmer Friday’s Phil Kramer comes from a long history of Niman Ranch pork production. Check out how he sees pork farming evolving and why food education is important for consumers.

Farmer Friday: April Wilson Wants People to Know Their Food

Niman Ranch farmer, April Wilson, talks about the importance of knowing where your food comes from, interacting with the animals and the land, and inspiring people to farm.

Farmer Friday: Aaron Williams on Local Farming and Young Farmer Opportunities

Farmer Friday’s Aaron Williams describes his gratitude toward Niman Ranch and the economic importance of supporting small local farmers.

Quality Meat from Quality Care: An Interview with Niman Ranch Farmer Randy Gadient

Randy Gadient, a Niman Rancher and hog farmer, explains why connecting with animals, involving more young farmers, and reviving small farms are key to changing the food system.

Organic Valley Farmer Emily Zweber on the Future of Food and Agriculture

Emily Zweber, an organic, sustainable dairy farmer, sat down with Food Tank to discuss changes in agriculture, the food system, and the role youth can play in transforming the landscape.

Integrating Livestock into Crop Rotation

Duffield and is integrating livestock into crop rotations and helps aspiring and transitioning farmers by drawing on more than 20 years of farming experience and a background in teaching.

Farmer Fridays: Scott Sibbel on Sustainable and Humane Farm Practices

Scott Sibbel, a Niman Ranch farmer, tells how sustainable, traditional, and humane farming techniques are transforming the U.S. food system.