Niman Ranch recently announced its new partnership with Blue Ribbon Meats. Blue Ribbon Meats will add Certified Angus Beef® brand Natural by Niman Ranch for the first time, in addition to Niman Ranch Certified Humane® pork, lamb, and prepared products to top chefs and restaurants throughout Ohio, Michigan, and Pennsylvania.
“The family at Blue Ribbon Meats are part of our growing network of family-owned premium meat purveyors who care deeply about where their products come from. It is an important connection we all share with our family farmers and ranchers and the livestock they raise for Niman Ranch,” said Niman Ranch Vice President of Sales, Kay Cornelius.
Niman Ranch is third-party-certified under the Certified Humane program and its meat is raised by a community of more than 720 independent U.S. family farmers. According to a press release, Niman Ranch products are all sustainably raised without the use of antibiotics or hormones. Similar in its quest for high-quality meats, Blue Ribbon has been family-owned and operated since 1948, and has dedicated itself to the highest standards in the wholesale food industry.
“As we continue to grow and appeal to today’s progressive chefs and consumers, we wanted to have not only the best tasting meats, but a sustainable product that also supports our country’s rural communities and independent family farmers,” said David Radis, Owner of Blue Ribbon Meats.
The Niman Ranch beef program has been elevated by some of the highest rankings in the industry for USDA choice and prime, including Certified Angus Beef brand Natural by Niman Ranch, the press release noted. With the national average for prime beef between .5 and 5%, Niman Ranch is consistently between 50-70%.
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“We’re pleased to have Certified Angus Beef brand Natural by Niman Ranch with one of our long-standing independent distributers, Blue Ribbon Meats. Together we have created the best tasting, consistently delicious beef in the market and made it available to the highest quality partners,” said Clint Walenciak, Director of Packing for the Certified Angus Beef brand. “Certified Angus Beef brand Natural by Niman Ranch is a welcome addition and elevates the program here in the Upper Midwest.”
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