Meet Our Growers

We care about our growers and are proud to partner with many Midwestern farms.

Our growers are an important part of the Wakefield Pork family. We are committed to helping to keep our growers sustainable for years to come. Hear what a few of our growers have to say about working with us.

the Engles family

“I have been contracting finishing hogs for Wakefield Pork since 2012. WPI has allowed my family farm to grow and expand without the risk of owning the hogs. And, WPI has helped me become a better pork producer through many different training events, grower meetings, and weekly visits from one of their field staff to fine-tune my pig care, facility, and my marketing performance. I would recommend contract growing for Wakefield Pork to anybody that is interested in finishing hogs.”
– Brian Engles


the Franta family

“I started contracting with Wakefield in the fall of 2011. I have learned much about the challenges and the future of the pork industry. I have been working in the pork industry all my life and have embraced the changes that have come along the way. What I enjoy most about being with Wakefield is that I can trust them to keep me informed on changes that need to be made in either my operation or within the general pork industry as a whole so we can make a difference and better improve the quality and control of our operations. Wakefield is always there to help me improve each step of the process so I can be successful and, in turn, help Wakefield become more successful. I would definitely recommend to anyone who is thinking about contract growing to contact Wakefield. They have great leadership, which is reflected in their field staff who are always there to help and answer any questions you may have along the way. I have great trust in Wakefield and I know I will keep a good working relationship with them long into the future so I can help them expand their company and, in turn, be able to grow my own farming operation.”
– Ryan Franta


the Prins family

“Wakefield Pork is a great company to work with. I have been involved in the Wakefield system since 2009 and have experienced first hand many of the great services Wakefield has to offer. From a friendly field staff that treats people with respect, to the organizational skills of the office personnel; everyone is in tune with their role. It’s also a good feeling to know that Wakefield cares so much about the product they produce. As a wife and mother of three, I’m thankful for safe, healthy and nutritious pork.”
– Carolyn Prins