So, Who is a Grower?
At JWV, we seek out individuals who have an interest in raising pigs. These contracted partners collaborate with JWV to help raise pigs, creating a mutually beneficial relationship. We work with each partner to make sure they receive the support and resources they need.
The Role of a Grower
While JWV supplies the hogs, the grower is responsible for the investment of the barn that will house them. JWV expects the grower to complete daily chores at the site, which includes overseeing the care and treatment of the pigs, as well as general housekeeping.
How JWV Supports Our Growers
JWV aims to make the pig production process smooth for our growers and is responsible for providing the following items:
All Pigs, Transportation, and Feed
JWV owns all the pigs, manages the transportation to, from, and between barns, and at the chosen time, to market. We also supply our growers with the feed they need for each growth stage.
Assigned Site Manager for Your Location
When the pigs are transferred to your site, we will pair you with a site manager who is familiar with this flow of pigs. This site manager will routinely visit the site every 7 to 10 days and will offer insight for maximizing and maintaining the quality and health of the pigs.
Our site management team works as a line of support for our growing partners who take care of pigs in nursery and finishing production. Site managers are able to offer insight, advice, and support as well as act as another set of eyes to help see and evaluate any issues that may arise throughout the pigs’ growth period.
We want to give our growers the flexibility they need to enjoy time with their family. For an additional cost to the grower, we can arrange for our employees to cover daily chores while they are away.
Extra Income to Support You and Your Family
Partnering with JWV Pork as a contract grower gives you the ability to earn additional income, diversify your farm operation, utilize manure for cropland, expand your investment portfolio, and provide opportunities for future generations to join the family business.
Working with JWV has helped diversify my operation and bring my two sons back onto the family farm. They’ve provided me with a living.