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Female - Kunekune - $200 (Semmes)

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Kune Kune Sow, 2 years old, pure breed, not registered. Very sweet and friendly. text or call show contact info . The name of this breed of pig is Kunekune. The typical Kunekune nature is of a sociable placid pig that likes close human contact. They are intelligent, resourceful, and affectionate, with a passion for food and a good scratch. KuneKunes are continuing to grow in homesteads and farms across the country. They are gaining in popularity and quickly becoming an alternative to commercial pork. KuneKunes are a true multi-purpose pig. They are friendly, docile, smart, true grazers, do not tend to root or test fencing like the bigger commercial swine breeds. Although boars can be aggressive to each other or if a sow is in season, Kunekunes are usually very trustworthy, easy to handle, and safe to have around children. The pig makes a great pet or is an excellent meat source. This is why they are winning over the hearts of America.
Kunekunes have an excellent ratio of meat to fat. The nicest pork is that killed before a year old. Kunekunes are considered by many to be nicer eating than the faster grown commercial pig. Your harvest will yield about 67-75% of a pig's weight. KuneKunes produce a marbled red meat that is surrounded by fat which helps keep the flavor in better. I absolutely love and prefer this pork over all commercial pork. If you are a pork lover I highly recommend giving this a try.
The great value of this smaller size pig is that it grazes and fattens on grass alone, needing to be fed only during the winter months. They like crushed or soaked grain, spuds or anything at all. Household scraps may, in fact, be all that is required in winter. Some Kunekunes root the ground in winter. Kunekunes make excellent lawnmowers for your orchard as they do not harm trees and shrubs. It is not recommended that these little pigs be kept in a sty and fattened on grain as they become too fat and are slower to mature. But they do need a small shed or a drum to shelter them from the wet and cold. Losses from pneumonia will occur if this not provided. Initially you may put some hay into their shed but they will soon make their own nest.
Boars become fertile at 6-7 months. Gilts can get pregnant as early as 5 months but it is recommended that they should not be mated until they are at least one year old giving them time to grow. Infertility is rare but is sometimes caused by boars and sows being too fat. If a male and female are brought up together they may not mate until they have been separated for a couple of weeks and put back together again. Litter numbers vary considerably. The piglets require access to a heat lamp in colder weather for best results. Piglets can be weaned at six weeks and the sow mated again after about a week of weaning her piglets.

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