Yorkwold Pigpro is one of the most progressive pig production businesses in the UK, with 8,000 breeding sows housed across 13 breeding farms. These sows are split across the following categories:
Nucleus Sows: 200
Multiplication Sows: 700
Commercial Sows: 7,100
This closed breeding pyramid produces all of our own replacement breeding stock. The genetic pool originates from PIC, the leading global pig genetics Company, who we work closely with to ensure continued genetic improvement from one generation to the next. The commercial sow herd is split between Breeder/Feeder Units that sell slaughter weight pigs and sow herds that are classified as Breeder/Weaner Units that produce 40kg pigs that are transferred to Finishing Units.
Most of our Finishing Units are recent additions to the business and are on 3rd party arable farms. On these farms our arable farming partners have invested in modern pig finishing accommodation and are looking after our pigs on our behalf on a contract or B&B basis. The commercial herd supplies 190,000 pigs per year to our long standing customers.
Continuous improvement of our practices and our facilities is key to the strength and future prosperity of the business as we aim to supply our customers with the quality of pigs that they require, produced in a way that is sustainable and meeting the expectations of our ultimate customer, the British shopper. These principals ensure that the conditions on our farms are of the highest standard and enable our Company priority of creating a working environment that is great for our people that allows them in turn to take great care of our pigs.