Further Study

New Mexico

More General Livestock Industry

  • A Value Chain Analysis of the U.S. Beef and Dairy Industries. Marcy Lowe and Gary Gereffi.
    Center on Globalization, Governance & Competitiveness Duke University. February 16, 2009. 
  • Evolving Standards and Industries in an Era of Market Integration: Opportunities and Obstacles within the North American Livestock Complex Rhonda Skaggs, Andreas Boecker, and Terry Crawford. Fifth Annual North American Agrifood Market Integration Consortium Workshop New Generation of NAFTA Standards May 21—23, 2008
  • Righteous Porkchop: Finding a Life and Good Food Beyond Factory Farms by Nicolette Hahn Niman. 2009 Collins.
  • What’s the Beef? The contested governance of European Food Safety
    Edited by Christopher Ansell and David Vogel2006  •  400 pp  •  $28  •  MIT

Alternative Beef Value Chains

  • Where’s the Beef? The alternative beef market: a slow start or real barriers National Small Farms Conference September 15-17, 2009 Springfield, Illinois Jeff Schahczenski
  • Greener Pastures: How grass-fed beef and milk contribute to healthy eating. Kate Clancy. Union of Concerned Scientists, March 2006
  • Revolution on the Range: The Rise of a New Ranch in the American West by Courtney White, Island Press, 2008
  • Mobile Meat Processing Project. Nebraska Environmental Action Coalition.


Grassfed & Organic Livestock Operation

  • Socorro (poultry)
  • Trementina
  • Newkirk
  • Tucumcari
  • Milnesand
  • Taos
  • Maxwell (beef and lamb)
  • Santa Fe
  • Leyba
  • Edgewood
  • Ribera
  • Folsom
  • Pecos
  • Los Ojos
  • Capitan
  • Lincoln (beef, lamb, pork, cabrito, chicken, buffalo)
  • Mountanair
  • Corona

Organic operations

Beef Cattle & Beef Products

  • Watrous, NM
  • San Lorenzo, NM
  • Ramah, NM
  • Los Ojos, NM
  • Las Vegas, NM
  • Magdalena, NM

Sheep, Wool, Lamb & Mutton

  • Tierra Amarilla, NM
  • Goat Cheese
  • Pietown, NM

Dairy Cattle & Bulk Raw Milk (No Retail Milk)

  • Portales, NM
  • Clovis,  NM
  • Cheese
  • Melrose, NM