Mink Farming has a long history in U.S. agriculture.

See the sections below for easy access to the Who, What, When, Where, Why and How of Mink Farming.

The Animal

Farmed, domesticated, mink are different than wild mink.

The Fur

Farmed mink fur comes in many different colors.

The Market

U.S. mink farming is a $200+ million agricultural sector.

Animal Husbandry

Proper care for all domesticated farm animals is simply the right thing to do.

Animal Rights

Animal Rights are different from Animal Welfare. Support is shown in many ways.

Fashion

Real mink has proven to be the greenest fur material in couture and casual fashion.

News

Additional current and relevant information on mink farming and the fur industry.

More Information on Mink Farming

Anti Fur Activists Use Faked Video – the IFF Investigates

Who says video doesn’t lie? Animal rights activists have been using an old video from China that supposedly shows inhumane treatment (“skinning alive”) of animals used for fur. We found the men in the video and we now know it was staged. They were paid to abuse an animal. This video was put on YouTube…

Standard Guidelines for the Operation of Mink Farms in the United States

In 1985, the Fur Farm Animal Welfare Coalition published the nation’s first set of operating Guidelines for the benefit of domestic mink and fox producers in the United States. These Guidelines were designed to assist farmers in assuring a humane environment for the animals under their care. They were prepared by leaders in the U.S.…

Ag is #1 with SAGES Students

Students attending School for Agriculture and Environmental Studies (SAGES) in Fox Lake can rattle off at least a dozen commodities in which the Badger state ranks No. 1 including cranberries, mink pelts and milk goats.
Now in its fourth year, the Fox Lake-based charter school has set aside a day during National Ag Week to give students in grades 4K through 8 an up close look at a diverse cross section of the state’s agriculture industry thanks to a host of presenters representing the diverse face of agriculture.
Presentations this year centered around the theme “Agriculture: How we rank #1 in the Nation”. Students rotated among seven stations that promoted hands-on exploration of Wisconsin commodities including cranberries, cheese, beets for processing, cabbage for sauerkraut, milk goats, mink and ginseng.

Mink Industry Thrives Despite Threats

Sustainable Mink Ranches Targeted The fur industry finds the need to increase security to cope with threats of animal rights activists.

Fur Ethics

An Interview With a Mink Farmer There are many factors to take into account when considering the ethics of raising animals for fur.

Mink Farming is a Family Affair

Third Generation Still Caring for Mink Bob Zimbal, president of Zimbal Minkery in Sheboygan Falls, WI believes in providing quality care to produce the highest-quality mink pelts.