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BF Farm KuneKunes & Therapy Pigs

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Maintaining a high standard of quality and dedication

When you offer a quality animal, provide excellent customer support,​ they will beat a path to your door

Serving our community and giving back

BF Farm Pig Therapy Program • BF Farm Community Service Project

“ The greatest rewards come when you give of yourself. It's about bettering the lives of others, being part of something bigger than yourself, and making a positive difference ”

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 ​KuneKune Pigs

We are committed to providing exceptional KuneKune pigs to those interested in raising their own pork on their farm or homestead. Our breeding stock is of the highest quality to guarantee strong genetic integrity.

 ​KuneKune Therapy & ESA Pigs

We provide visits with our piglets to 4H clubs, assisted living facilities, and nursing homes. Through our charity, BF F​arm Therapy Pig Program

 ​​​Communi​ty Service

Help our local community by supporting its Food Bank, Meals on Wheels program, and Senior centers.

Our Breeding Program

We here at BF Farm have been breeding quality KuneKunes Pigs for nearly 12 years. We are one of the largest KuneKune Farms in the USA, our pigs enjoy access to 40ac of fen​ced in safe and secure grazing pastures. We sell and ship our pigs all over the United States and can assist in securing a re​liable transporter. We now ​have 16 sow​ lines and 10 boar lines that enables us to offer Outcrossed and very low COI br​eeding stock . Our policy is to remain engaged with our customers and are always available to assist you with any issue that may come up. We can be reached anytime via Facebook, Email or Phone

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KuneKunes have a unique following in the United States.

Many Zoos throughout the United States house these special Pigs like the National Zoo, Zoo Atlanta, Minnesota Zoo, & the San Francisco Zoo to name a few

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The American KuneKune Pig Society

International Kunekune Pig Society

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About The KuneKune Breed

Although genetic testing has shown that the Kunekune pig originated in Asia, the modern-day two-kunekune pigs evolved in New Zealand. For the most of their time in New Zealand, these pigs were known only to Maori communities; Europeans knew very little about them. They were likely brought to Europe in the early 1800s by whalers or merchants, marking their probable arrival at the dawn of the European era. Staglands Wildlife Reserve and Willowbank Wildlife Reserve went on an expedition together in 1984, and they brought in 18 animals to start a breeding program in captivity. From those 18 ancestors, the majority of New Zealand's Kunekune pigs have sprung. With the help of an engaged community, they have expanded throughout New Zealand, where an estimated 5,000 animals (registered and unregistered) were present in 2004. Additionally, kunekunes have been sent all the way to Europe, the US, and the UK.

An erect-ear pig with patches of black and orange.Although they are tiny in stature, kunekune pigs are easily identifiable by their short legs, round bodies, pot belly, short snout, and overall spherical look. (The word "kunekune" means "plump" in Polynesian.) Approximately four centimeters long pire pire, or tassels, dangle from the Kunekune's lower jaw, giving the animal its distinctive appearance. You won't find tassels on every purebred, however. Their bodies are small and spherical, and their legs are similarly little. You may choose from a variety of colors, including black, white, gold, tan, and brown. In terms of temperament, they are wonderful; they are quiet, sociable, and low-maintenance. They are quite popular as pets since they love being around people.

This small pig is very valuable since it can subsist only on grass for its diet, which means it only requires feeding during the winter months in Southland. Everything, including soaking or crushed grain, potatoes, and anything else will do. In fact, throughout the winter, you may not even need much more than household leftovers. In the dead of winter, some Kunekunes dig into the earth. Kunekunes are great for cutting grass in your orchard since they are gentle on plants like trees and bushes. Because they become overweight and develop more slowly, these small pigs shouldn't be confined in a sty and fed grain to gain weight. However, to protect themselves from the cold and rain, they will want a little shed or a drum. Without this, pneumonia-related losses will ensue. They will quickly build their own nest, even if you provide hay in their shed at first.

A small group of Kunekune pigs nibbling on some grass.Fecundity in boars typically occurs between six and seven months after birth. Although gilts may get pregnant as early as five months of age, it is best to wait at least a year before mating them to give them enough of time to mature. Although infertility in boars and sows is uncommon, it may occur when they are overweight. It is possible for a male and female to wait a few weeks after being separated before mating if they were raised together. There is a wide range in litter sizes. In colder weather, a heat light is necessary for the piglets to have access to the greatest outcomes. At six weeks of age, piglets are ready to be weaned, and the sow mated again about one week later.

What Makes a Kune Kune Pig Special?
The New Zealand Kune Kune pigs are quite charming! You could say I have a prejudice toward them since they have quickly become my favorite pig breed. However, my prejudice toward the Kune Kunes is not without reason. To start, I've had experience with both Kune Kune pigs and micro small potbelly pigs. Of the two, the Kune Kune is the most intelligent and gregarious of the two, in my opinion. It took me four days to train the tiny potbelly pigs, but my Kune Kune pig "Pigsie" just required two days to learn how to use the litter box.


The fact that Kune Kune pigs are so social and love attention is just one more reason why I prefer them to pot belly pigs. They do not flee when approached, but rather remain close by, always interested in your whereabouts and activities. When it's time to pack up for petting zoos, I never have to chase the Kune Kune. When it's time to load up for petting zoos, I have to corner them and suffocate them because the tiny pot bellies need a few weeks to trust you, generally run away when you approach them unless you have food in your hand, and I can't catch them.

The fact that the Kune Kune have hair is just one more reason why I adore them! Yes, you read it correctly; these cute little swine can be found in a rainbow of colors and patterns. You can get them in a rainbow of colors, from black and white to ginger and black with spots, tricolor, and more! Most of them also have wattles at birth. Wattles are just cosmetic and do not have any practical use for Kune Kune pigs. Although some Kune Kune are born devoid of wattles, those that do tend to be far more attractive. I suppose it's simply a trait of the breed; I have no idea why. Whether or not they have wattles, I find Kune Kune pigs endearing. Neither of them is more appealing to me than the other.

In my view, a Kune Kune pig is the superior pet pig, despite its size compared to a micro small pot belly pig. They are more attractive, respond to commands, won't trample your grass, and are the superior option in every way. I want to clarify that I am not implying that micro small pot bellies are not wonderful companion animals. The fact that they are compact and light makes them a popular choice. But please understand that I am simply sharing my thoughts and feelings regarding the New Zealand Kune Kune pigs.

What is COI

What is COI?

COI (Cofficent of Inbreeding) is a measure of how closely related your KuneKune’s parents are. The higher the inbreeding coefficient (%), the more closely related they are to there parents. In general, higher inbreeding coefficients are associated with increased incidence of genetically inherited conditions, reduced Fertility, and reduced life span.

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Overfeeding causes your KuneKune to lose its fertility and suffer from bad health. To be sure you are feeding to the right weight for your animals, check online visual instructions. I have also witnessed instances of underfeeding, where owners believed that pigs just required bread or grass, etc. Please research the nutrition of pigs. With a brand of feed designed specifically for pigs, you can't go wrong unless you feed the wrong amounts.

Feeding Your KuneKune Pigs

We rotate our KuneKune pigs through nine pas­tures, moving them every time we rotate our goats dur­ing the Spring and Summer. Depending on the quality and quantity of pasture available you may need to supplement. We supplement our pigs with soy meal mostly in the Winter

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Breeding KuneKunes

Breeding Your KuneKune Pigs

Kunekune pigs are slow-growing and take their time before getting saddled with a bunch of piglets. While they are sexually mature, between five to eight months, they may not be up to reproduction for another six months. It takes some time before the males build up confidence in their seduction. 

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KuneKunes as Pets

KuneKune Pigs as Pets

One of the reasons Kunekune Pigs make great pets is their colorful personalities.  They are gentle, loving and affectionate animals that thrive on social interaction. They have personality plus. They adore tummy rubs. As well as human company, these little creatures love interaction with other animals. So it's a good idea to buy two at a time, even better if they are from the same litter. Don't be afraid to cross graze them with other species.

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>It is important to keep KuneKune Pigs sheltered from winter winds, ice and snow storms. Adding straw will add additional protection

Housing your KuneKune Pig

Sheltering your KuneKune Pigs can be as simple as a lean-to made of plywood or a Doghouse.  We have a main barn where most of our KuneKune house during the year.  In our outlying Paddocks we have a combination of doghouses and lean-tos.  It is important to keep them sheltered from winter winds,  ice and snow storms. 

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Winter Care of your KuneKune Pig

Winter Care of Your KuneKune Pigs

What could be more enjoyable and thrilling than seeing a group of KuneKune piglets romp across the summer's warm, green grass? Do you, on the other hand, shudder at the prospect of wintering pigs on pasture and providing cold-weather care?

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KuneKune Meat

Pasture Raised Pork

Most pigs today are raised entirely indoors and are fed a diet exclusively of corn and soybeans. Pigs raised outdoors on pasture and in wooded areas are able to eat a diverse diet of plants, insects and nuts, in addition to being fed silage and grain. They are exposed to sunshine and are able to forage, run, jump and root in the soil. This results in healthier animals … and more nutritious food for people as well.

Studies show the nutritional value of pork from pastured pigs that consume grass and forage is higher than pork from conventionally-raised pigs.

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KuneKune Pig Farrowing

KuneKune Pig Farrowing

The gestation period for Kunekunes is 116 days, 2 days longer than most other pig breeds.The first indication that a sow is ‘in pig’ is failing to come back in season after being mated. Sows will cycle every 18-21 days, but as the signs that a sow in season shows can vary considerably, it can often be hard to determine if a sow has come back into season again after a successful mating.

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Worming Your KuneKune

Vaccines & Worming your KuneKune Pigs

I am not a big fan of vaccinations; this is a controversial topic and many breeder’s religiosity vaccinate and others do not.  Most people who raise KuneKunes do it on a small scale and I believe it not necessary. Vaccines need a heavy medal like Mercery to work.  I believe the cost benefit is not there to subject my pigs to toxic mental that never leaves their system. If you feel strongly about vaccines, consult your local Vet. about their recommended vaccine program

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Trim KuneKune Boar Tusks

Trim a Kunekune Boar's Tusks

Male pigs, both intact and castrated, have tooth-like projections called tusks that grow from both the top and bottom jaw. The thick, hard, armor-like skin that covers the shoulders of boars is due to their tusks, which are utilized for fighting other boars.I strongly support routine tusk trimming even though it isn't one of my favorite KuneKune activities. Although boars can be housed together and kunekunes are a placid breed, a hierarchy must still be formed through sparring. It may get fairly rough, and having tusked boars makes it more dangerous.

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Trim KuneKune Boar Tusks

Pasture Pigs

Livestock raised on pasture has been around for a while, but as meat production became industrialized, hens, cows, and pigs were brought inside and separated from nature. Intensely confined animals living in artificial settings, together with feed, water, and medications, somehow became the standard. Many farmers and customers now want to get these animals back outside.

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Trim KuneKune Boar Tusks

Signs of KuneKune Pregnancy

Wondering whether your kunekune is pregnant? Not sure about the due date? Here are indicators of kunekune pregnancy to watch for in your pig.

All the kunekune groups and mentor groups are full of one question. Is my pig pregnant? When is she due? There are various symptoms to check for to discover whether your gilt or sow is bred.

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We sell our KuneKune Piglets and Pigs throughout the United States

We are Currenly Shipping Our KuneKune Pigs and Piglets to the Following States & Territories

Alabama • Alaska • American Samoa • Arizona • Arkansas • California • Colorado • Connecticut • Delaware • District of Columbia • Florida • Georgia • Guam • Hawaii • Idaho • Illinois • Indiana • Iowa • Kansas • Kentucky • Louisiana • Maine • Maryland • Massachusetts • Michigan • Minnesota • Mississippi • Missouri • Montana • Nebraska • Nevada • New Hampshire • New Jersey • New Mexico • New York • North Carolina • North Dakota • Northern Mariana Islands • Ohio • Oklahoma • Oregon • Pennsylvania • Puerto Rico • Rhode Island • South Carolina • South Dakota • Tennessee • Texas • Utah • Vermont • Virginia • Washington • West Virginia • Wisconsin • Wyoming  

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KuneKunes for Sale

Therapy Pig Program

What is COI?

Feeding your KuneKune

Breeding Your KuneKune

KuneKunes as Pets

Vaccines & Worming

Hoof Care

Fencing

Farrowing 

Pasture Raised Pork

Learn Before Your Buy

Do KuneKunes Root?

Potty Train your KuneKune

Treating Mites

Treating Pneumonia

KuneKune Pig Size

Blood Lines