We offer long-term agreements and competitive returns, as well as support with a high welfare, straw-based system, working in a fully integrated supply chain for premium retailers.
At all times throughout the process of becoming a BQP partner farmer, specialist BQP staff provide support and guidance to ensure the farmer is proceeding in the right direction. By being very thorough in this process we ensure the farm will operate successfully later.
Due to continued growth we are looking for more farmers to join our successful operation.
BQP now has over 150 buildings that follow a similar proven design that provides the optimum conditions for pigs from weaning to finishing. It‘s based on a high welfare, straw-based system assured to Red Tractor and RSPCA standards as a minimum, working in a fully integrated supply chain for the premium retailers
Field Staff Support
Veterinary Support and Medicines
Dead Stock Collection
Labour and Machinery
On farm costs
Within BQP farms we have buildings that were previously used for other purposes operating successfully. These buildings have been converted to suit pig finishing. Buildings that have previously been converted include cattle yards, dairy housing, broiler sheds and laying sheds.
If you think you have a building with potential, BQP will come to the farm and assess its suitability for conversion.
A layout will be drawn up to work out how many pigs can be held in the building along with a cashflow to assess if the venture is feasible. We always encourage potential partners to visit some of our existing partners to understand how we work with them.
The BQP Agriculture business has been successfully operating since 1979 and over that time has developed a culture of long-standing relationships with our farmers, customers, suppliers and employees. I have worked for the company for more than 33 years, Richard, our Grower Farms Manager for over 27 years, and Mark, our Grower Fields Person for over 25 years. Across our teams of field staff, vets, technical and trials, admin and finance employees you find a similar picture.
We have also invested strongly in employing a number of talented youngsters in the business, some of whom have made it through to management level and some starting on their way as apprentices.
The UK-wide BQP Fields team is the link between the farming partners and the business. They have been setting up and maintaining production partnerships since 1979. Each farm has a dedicated fields person and vet working with them.
The team members have extensive experience of the industry with many long-standing employees. Backed up by the Veterinary and Technical teams, they are the first point of call when it comes to supporting our farmers in achieving high standards of pig welfare and high performance.
Mark has guided farmers through the process of setting up with BQP for 25 years. Once an interest has been expressed, Mark will visit the farm to discuss the opportunity and to understand if contract pig growing is mutually beneficial for both parties. Mark is then on hand to guide all farms through the process until the buildings are filled with pigs.
Pig health and welfare are core to our business, which is why BQP farmers are supported by a team of knowledgeable and hands-on vets. Every BQP farm has a vet assigned to them.
We have dedicated veterinary surgeons supported by administration and dispensary staff alongside additional independent vets to cover our extensive range of pig farms.
Our veterinary team has a wealth of experience and members have individually obtained high standards of professional qualification and recognition within the industry.
Our team is actively involved in industry initiatives such as the Responsible Use of Medicines in Agriculture Alliance (RUMA), Pig Veterinary Society (PVS), Food Industry Initiative on Antimicrobials (FIIA) and the Pig Health and Welfare Council (PHWC).