"Wakefield has a great staff of employees that are helpful and fun to work with."
"The WPI organization is a hands-on group of knowledgeable pork people that I have been able to work with exceptionally well. They have given me excellent support both in production and record keeping. Do the best job you can, work with the people involved, and WPI will be there for you."
"WPI has a philosophy that if everyone pulls their own weight, everybody can achieve success. They strive for neat sites to keep an upstanding public image of the pork industry. They have excellent personnel and resources available for any problems that I may have."
"WPI has been great to us! Communication is always high. If you put forth your best effort, you will reap the rewards. With the help of WPI, we were able to expand our business."
"I have been with Chuck and Steve since 1993. They were just getting started as a company and I believe even they did not, at that time, imagine what WPI would become.
While economic factors are important in any business deal and terms must be competitive, equally as important is dealing with good people. Chuck & Joanne and Steve & Mary are good people who treat people as they'd like to be treated. That is reflected throughout the rest of the staff at WPI. WPI has performed exactly as promised from the beginning. They don't 'nit pick' every letter of the contract. If there is a gray area, they will give the benefit of the doubt in the grower's favor as often as not. When a contract is designed and drawn up, every eventuality cannot be thought of in advance and covered in the contract. That's why it's important to deal with good people that you can trust to treat you as they would like to be treated.
WPI management style is a good mix of guidance from the field people without being intrusive.
WPI helped my business by relieving me of the burden of managing the market risk of owning hogs. The cash flow has helped enable the farm to grow and be sustainable. It's helped by relieving the burden of finding healthy feeder pigs to fill the barns. Its helped by providing cutting edge knowledge and technology with regard to actual management of the hogs.
I recommend WPI to anyone considering contracting to grow or finish hogs."