Wayland Farms Ltd is one of the largest, outdoor reared pig producers in the United Kingdom. Based in Norfolk in East Anglia, utilising the light free draining soils and relatively dry climate, our business operates a closed breeding herd and prides itself on its high health status, professional management and absolute focus on the highest standards of pig welfare.
All our pigs are reared outdoors and then moved into large straw filled, naturally ventilated barns. We own a number of in house finishing farms, however we also have a large number of local contract pig finishers and always have opportunities for local farmers across East Anglia who would like to diversify into pig farming.
ANIMAL HEALTH AND WELFARE - OUR RESPONSIBILITY
We work closely with our farmers and landowners to meet rigorously high standards of animal welfare, through excellent sanitation, nutrition and housing practices which support the health and well being of our pigs, all of which are raised to Red Tractor standards and RSPCA Freedom Food Assured standards.
As all of our own units and third party producers are based in Norfolk and Suffolk, there is minimal travel involved, further improving welfare standards.
We are able to further improve welfare standards through the employment of our own dedicated Wayland vet who travels between our farms ensuring continuity of care and that animal health remains paramount. Our farms are independently audited on an annual basis by accredited, highly experienced individuals and we are proud to have been awarded the highest performance ranking of Tier One in the global Business Benchmark on Farm Animal Welfare standards (BBFAW) for the third consecutive year, cementing our position as a global leader in the sector. Find out more.
We have just over 100 employees whose hard work and dedication have been key to ensuring the success of Wayland Farms, through their commitment to achieving the very highest standards across all areas of our business.
Our people work in a variety of roles within Wayland Farms from the Stockmen and Stockwomen working daily with our farmers and land owners and Breeding and Finishing Managers overseeing our pig finishing units to our Office Staff who manage the administrative side of the business.
We are always keen to employ experienced people within our teams and we are also committed to ensuring the continuity of our business through the development of future generations; we partner with City College Norwich to run Stockperson Standard apprenticeship schemes for students studying within their agriculture department and many of our apprentices have carried on to become permanent staff members.
We are always looking for enthusiastic people to join our team. Please click here for more information about vacancies at Wayland Farms.