Females average 100 to 175 pounds, while males can reach the 200 to 250-plus range. They have short, upturned snouts that discourage rooting, and they do not challenge fences. Kunekunes are grazing pigs and are able to grow on low inputs, making them an ideal breed during periods of escalating grain prices.
What are KuneKune pigs used for?
They are excellent grazers and pasture managers in places like orchards and vineyards. They also make excellent quality meat. As a heritage breed, the KuneKune meat is RED and deeply marbled, almost like fine steak. They also produce fine lard which can be used in cooking, baking and soap making.
Cost of a KuneKune ranges from $800-$1,600, and an average litter is about eight piglets. At BF Farm we breed 2 times a year.
8 to 15 years
Kunekune have lovely temperaments. They love having a fuss made of them and will lie for hours while you rub their tummies. They live for 8 to 15 years. They have to be wormed every 6 months by giving an injection you can do yourself.
Kunekunes require 1/7 to 1/4 the amount of grain of standard pigs, but they do still need some grain in combination with their grazing to make sure their diet is complete. This is especially true of young (birth through one year), pregnant, and lactating pigs. Do KuneKune pigs smell? KuneKune pigs are usually very clean animals, with minimal smell and often do not affect those with pet allergies. They are generally quiet animals, but may scream if they are frightened or do not get their own way
How much space do Kunekune pigs need?
How much room a kune kune pig need is mostly determined by the grass-growing capacities of your soil. It is widely accepted that 5-6 Kunekune pigs may be kept per acre.
Kunekune pigs taste
Although the flesh is inherently fattier than normal pig, KuneKune lard is delicious, and the chops are nicely marbled
Do kunekune pigs root?
Because Kunekune pigs are Heritage Pigs, they grow more slowly than pigs bred to grow quickly and huge for commercial pork producers. To get something they want, they will use their upturned snouts to push around leaves and dirt.
Can KuneKunes Live Alone?
KunesKuns should always be kept together. They are social animals who will become lonely and suffer if left alone. A nice number is two or more. It's not a good idea to keep a solitary kunekune alone.
What are the Major Health Issues for KuneKune?
Obesity and parasites are the two most common medical conditions with kunes. Fortunately both are easy to keep in check. Obesity: Like people, some Kunes can turn air into fat. These pigs just don't need much grain, although they will (sometimes loudly) tell you otherwise.
Can K une Kune pigs live with goats?
Is it possible to keep Kunekune pigs and goats together? Kunekune can get along with a wide range of animals. Goats and pigs can get along well. Pigs are highly sociable creatures, therefore keeping at least two of them is recommended.
What to feed Kunekune pigs
KuneKunes can survive on pasture alone during the growing season, in winter supplement with Grain
How to train a kunekune pig
KuneKune pigs can be trained in the same way as dogs can: they can be taught to use the bathroom outside, walk on a leash, and perform basic tricks. Training a KuneKune pig is similar to training a dog; positive reinforcement is the most effective method.