Cactus Family Farms headquartered in Osceola, Iowa, is the pork division of Cactus Feeders, a 100% employee-owned company. We produce over a million fed cattle and 850,000 market hogs annually.
Cactus Family Farms is a strong and diverse agriculture business with a reputation for doing what’s right. We are uniquely positioned to weather the volatility and uncertainty in livestock markets, especially the hog market.
We specialize in support, offering more than 30 years’ experience, guidance, and assistance with financing, permitting, construction, environmental, legal, and public relations issues.
We provide 24/7/365 access to excellent pig production training and support. You will find a live person on the phone when you call for feed ordering, pig flow scheduling and other communication with Cactus Family Farms.
Contract hog growing is a way to generate additional income and build equity in your farming operation without being exposed to the ups and downs of commodity hog and grain prices. A contract wean-to-finish hog growing business can generate enough income to bring a son or daughter back to the farm. It can also provide tax benefits* that may be used in the wider farming operation.
Cactus payment rates will pay off a typical barn loan in 12 to 15 years and the facilities have a proven track record of holding their value. This builds equity quickly.
Cactus Family Farms rents pig space in industry-standard hog barns, which are owned by our contract growers. Rental payments are paid monthly for the duration of the contract.
We provide the pigs, feed, vaccines, transportation and 24/7/365 support to our growers. In exchange, our contract growers care for our pigs, and maintain the facilities.
Our contract growers retain the ownership of the manure from the hog barn. They use the manure on their own cropland, or sell it to other farmers.
Based on one 2,450 wean-to-finish barn, our partner growers can expect:
Potential additional on-farm income -- Over $20,000 per year.* Our regular pig-space rental payments make this a lower risk income stream compared to the exposure to the livestock and grain commodity markets.
Use it on your own farm to reduce fertilizer costs or sell it to other farmers.
* Cactus Family Farms makes no guarantee of dollar values or benefits described herein. Income potential dependent on financing details. Consult an agronomist for the value of manure on your land and consult your tax professional for your tax benefits.
Cactus will help ensure you that build a high quality barn that will last for 30-40 years.
This business model is ideal for the farm operation that includes 200 to 500 farmed acres. Contact us for a confidential farm visit to help you evaluate the possibility of adding contract hog growing to your farm business, or to assess any existing hog growing facilities for a Cactus contract.
*Cactus does not guarantee project costs, or finance approval
We will answer all your questions and share the lessons we have learned over 30 years of contract hog growing. We will review the operating cashflow and the other financial benefits of the CFF contract and help you evaluate if it is a good fit for your operation
A Cactus Family Farms care team will be on-site the first few days of the growing cycle to help you complete chores and manage the hogs.
A Cactus Family Farms early pig care team will be on-site the first few days of the growing cycle to teach you on the basics of pig care and help set you and the pigs up for success. You will have ongoing 24/7/365 access to your wean-to-finish manager who will continue to train, answer questions and bring all of Cactus' resources to the table to help you be successful.
Our project development team has more than 30 years of experience in the pork production industry. Together, we will work through the details of adding another income stream to your farm business.