The KuneKune Pig breed (pronounced cooney-cooney) was once near certain extinction. These delightful pigs were only found near the Maori Islands of New Zealand. They were kept by the Maori people and were allowed to roam around their villages.
Trainability, Sustainability and Quality
KuneKunes are the only true grazing breed of swine. They can be maintained on grass alone without supplementary feeding – although we do recommend a minimal supplementary feeding of grain ration and/or hay to maintain breeding stock and/or stock housed in conditions that cannot be supplied with grass year round. One acre of grass can sustain as many as 6 full sized KuneKunes!
KuneKunes are a highly sustainable and environmentally friendly breed.
KuneKunes are not prone to rooting, roaming, or testing fences. Their upturned snout and short faces make them the only breed of swine not prone to rooting.
KuneKunes are extremely docile and have easygoing temperaments, making them a great choice for beginner and experienced swine keepers alike both young and grown!
KuneKunes are a medium size of pig ranging from 150-350 lbs on average. KuneKunes are extremely intelligent and highly trainable.
KuneKunes have a wide variety of uses and roles from pets, therapy animals, petting zoos, zoo displays, hobby farming to larger scale farming operations, sought after for specialty pork sales to high end restaurants and freezer pork, cherished by homesteaders, and valued for orchard clean up.
KuneKunes are known for their highly flavourful pork with deeply marbled red meat that is intense with rich and delicious flavour highly sought after by high end chefs and restaurants around the world. KuneKune pork is exceptional for roasting and charcuterie meats.
KuneKunes produce clean lard – highly desired in baking!