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.


Pigs are very prone to heat stress, and need a way to cool themselves down when the weather is very hot. They don’t have sweat glands like humans and some other animals do, so they use water or mud to help keep themselves cool. The mud layer can also help keep off pesky flies and other annoying biting insects.During summer, make sure that they have access to plenty of drinking water.