Eco Farming Daily has this to say about Kunykuny pigs!
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. Gourmet chefs in Los Angeles have declared Kunekune pork outstanding.[piglets and sow]
Kunekunes are odorless, quiet, and safe for children. This keeps the neighbors happy, and both kids and adults love to visit.
My husband and I raise our Kunekunes in a semi-rural environment within the growth management boundary of Olympia, Washington. We have more than a dozen neighbors surrounding our 4-acre parcel. Our county conservation district has advised us that our pastures can support two boars, eight sows, and their piglets. One boar can easily keep eight sows in pig, though.
Kunykuny pet pigs 6-8 weeks old
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HOUSING KUNEKUNE PIGS
Pigs on pasture still need shelter from rain. We had the good fortune to obtain scrapped sections of a carbon-fiber rocket fuselage from a developing space travel company; these make excellent shelters. We have a section in each of our pastures and over part of the paddock. The pigs usually sleep in the open unless it is raining. They generally stay in a pile to remain warm and conserve energy
Shelter from rain can be created for minimal cost from recycled materials.
During winter months, our pigs sleep in the barn with access to an exterior gravel paddock. Taking them off pasture during the rainy season prevents soil compaction. Pigs do not soil their bedding like ruminants in confinement. Kunekunes do not need extra heat unless piglets are born in cold temperatures. Heat lamps should be installed with the utmost caution so that a poorly hung or defective lamp does not burn down the barn.
FROM THE TEAT TO THE TABLE*
*SPECIALIZING 100 % CERTIFIED FED-GRASS FED
BEYOND ORGANIC ANGUS BEEF
Nudge and Bentley
Husband and wife. Mom and dad
Pastured from teat to table
Truly a pastured pig