Pigs called kunekune, which are pronouced "cooney cooney," are a wise choice for small farms. Kunekune is a Maori word that means "big and round." These medium-sized, tasseled, sweet-natured pigs are native to New Zealand. Although no one is certain, it is believed that they are a hybrid of pigs from Indonesia and Berkshire, Poland China, and possibly Gloucester Old Spots.


Any pigs maintained outside, regardless of breed, require high-quality pig fence. Whether you have a KuneKune or another breed of pasture pig, it's critical that you get your fence in order to avoid escapees and other issues. There are several options for containing your KuneKune pigs. We like to use field fence, Like a goat or sheep fence. Many use electric fence, however you need to train your Kunekunes early to respect the fence.

Hog panels are a quick and easy way to get

started. They come in 20ft lengths and you can set up a pen in no time. We use them for farrowing pens during the warm months.