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.


KuneKune Vaccines and Worming


I am not a big fan of vaccinations; this is a controversial topic and many breeder’s religiosity vaccinate and others do not.  Most people who raise KuneKunes do it on a small scale and I believe it not necessary. Vaccines need a heavy medal like Mercery to work.  I believe the cost benefit is not there to subject my pigs to toxic mental that never leaves their system. If you feel strongly about vaccines, consult your local Vet. about their recommended vaccine program

I do feel very strongly about worming. I believe it’s the most important preventive measure you can do to keep your pigs healthy. We use Dectomax injectable. This is a relativity new class of wormer and there less parasitic resistance. Not only does it treat internal parasites, it very affective controlling external parasites like mites and lice.  It’s a long acting and stays in their system for 22 days. We recommend at least 2 times a year for adults.  We also like to give it to pregnant sows 3 weeks prior to there due date.  This helps the mom and piglet with any external parasites.