Brentwood Colony | Focusing on Improvement

Mar 06, 2023

Brentwood Colony of Faulkton, South Dakota, has placed a specific focus on profitability in business. The pig entity of Brentwood Colony, ProPork, takes a community perspective, with a swine business mentality. This allows the team to track accurate financial information & remain a profitable business.

ProPork is a farrow-to-finish operation, raising 3,200 sows in two barns on-site. Pigs are finished off-site, finshing 80,000-85,000 per year.

The Hutterian Brethren is a community of family focused individuals who live and work on the Hutterite colony. The communal lifestyle finds its roots in the biblical teachings of Christ and the Apostles.

“In my mind, the value of a colony is the trust of others in an environment of those who care for each other,” said Nathan, hog boss. “On the colony, we try to raise kids right. We have our own school, provide a roof over our head, and we have meals together.”

In addition to ProPork, the pig business, Brentwood Colony operates a grain farming operation and on-site feed mill, and has a manufacturing business, building houses, closets, and cabinets.

Nathan started managing the East Sow barn in 2000 and took over management of the South Sow barn in 2011. “I enjoy the business aspect of pig farming,” Nathan said. “My mind is always going, constantly looking for opportunities to improve. If something doesn’t work, then something is missing.”

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