Lazy Paw’s Ranch is excited to announce that we are now breeding Registered KuneKune Pigs! We are registered with the International KuneKune Society.
KuneKune pigs are easy on the environment and prefer grass instead of rooting up the earth. They are made to graze with a short snout, unlike other breeds making them very efficient grazing machines. The fact that they do not require much in the way of supplementary grains makes them very cost-effective as well.
The pork that they produce is a succulent red marbled meat, locked in a layer of fat around it keeping it juicy and locking in the flavor. Sure, they are slower to mature, but if you’re raising pigs for meat, their pork is so worth the wait. From bacon to BBQ, feeding your family from the KuneKune pigs that you raise yourself gives you a great sense of pride.
Their temperament is wonderful. They enjoy human interaction and will plop for a belly rub at a moment’s notice. They are fantastic with chickens, ducks, goats, cats, and dogs. Children are delighted to hear them “speak” to you during feeding time.
Unlike most other breeds, KuneKune pigs have wattles. They are called Piri Piri in their original land of New Zealand. These are similar to goat wattles and hang just under the jowl. They are born with and without wattles.
KuneKune pigs are mid-size pigs weighing 200-400 pounds (boars would be on the higher end and females on the lower end) and 24-36 inches tall. This is usually about to your knee. (Of course, this can vary depending on how much you feed them.) Kune Kune means “fat and round” in the Maori language and that is exactly what they are!
Unlike most pigs, they are not rutters and will not disturb the ground!