As global demand for pork continues to grow, the Summit Pork Fund is benefiting from a renewed focus on commercialized pork ventures in the United States. Pork farms across the country are now undergoing structural transformations in order to keep up with fundamental changes in demand, available technologies and rigorous health and environmental requirements that favor large-scale producers over smaller operations.
The Summit Pork Fund is capitalizing on this transformation by leveraging our available capital and industry expertise gained through Summit Farms’ ongoing pork production operations and partnerships with national pork integrators. Over the past 30 years, hog producers have moved to an integrated model in order to better control variables and mitigate risk throughout the supply chain. In this system, piglets are born in indoor sow units and moved to finishing buildings to mature. As a leader in hog facility site selection, building construction and site management, Summit has found significant investment opportunity in contracting with hog owners to expand operations and capture a larger share of the commercial production market.