We raise a small heritage breed of pig called KuneKune for meat, conservation grazing, and farm fertility.
Pronounced “Coo-Knee” it means “fat and round” in the Maori language. These tasseled, sweet-tempered, medium-sized pigs hail from New Zealand and are known for their extremely docile and friendly personality with particularly short and upturned snouts which make them great grazers and less prone to destructive rooting.
As grazers, our pigs are one piece of our silvopasture system and are rotated through the orchard seasonally to gobble up abundant tree-fodder after the fruit has fallen. This “clean up” helps break pest cycles and improves soil fertility. They also enjoy excess farm produce and kitchen scraps year-round.
As a heritage breed, their meat is RED and deeply marbled, almost like fine steak. We utilize their lard for cooking, baking and soap making.
All livestock here have access to protective shelters with clean bedding with fresh food and water each day.