We pride ourselves on producing high quality kunekune pigs for breeding stock with the emphasis on pasture pork production.
Known for their short upturned snout and less prone to rooting than other swine breeds!
Very well known for their docility and friendly outgoing personalities, including Sows with piglets and Boars.
Kunekune Pigs (pronounced “cooney cooney”) is a rare, heritage small breed of pig that are recently a new import into Canada. We are a local registered breeder situated near Didsbury, Alberta.
Kunekune's are very well known for their docility and friendly outgoing personalities, including sows with piglets and boars. Due to their docility, they have little desire to test fencing and roam which makes them a breed suitable for first time pig owner. They are a smaller breed of pig averaging 180-400 lbs.
Kunekune pigs are known as the grazing pig with their upturned short snout, they are less prone to root as found in other swine breeds. They do well on pasture grasses and legumes and need very little supplementation (though some is recommended). Their pork is very tender and juicy with dark rich red color. It is nothing like we have ever tasted before and probably will never be able to eat commercial pork again.
Our breeding program concentrates on high quality, diverse breeding stock that will do well in all programs but especially the pasture pork aspect. We concentrate on breed standard, conformation, daily weight gains and good growth rates.
All our Kunekunes (over 300 head) follow strict animal healthcare protocals with respect to vaccinations and deworming in partner with our vets, Prairie Swine Health Services located in Red Deer, Alberta and Didsbury Veterinary Services located in Didsbury, Alberta.
With close to 200 Kunekune litters born at our Farm to date, we started our breeding program in 2017 for the emphasis of pasture pork. Our program offers very diverse bloodlines in Western Canada and according to both IKHR (AKPR) and AKKPS Herdbooks, we are the second largest Registered Kunekune Breeder in Canada (Ivanleigh Farms being the largest in Canada and North America). Our program includes 25 breeding females from ten different female lines and 19 breeding boars from seven different boar lines. We are also proud to have nine Kunekunes residing in our herd that are direct imports from the United States!
We are honoured to have three Grand Champion Market Hog titles in the IKHR Virtual Hog Shows (Royal Christmas Show 2021, Lock Down Hog Drive 2022 and Lock Down Hog Drive 2023) between Canadian and United States Breeders. We also could not be more proud of our home raised WN Te Whangi 8 "Magnetar", the first Canadian Kunekune Pig, to earn a Supreme Champion title at the IKHR Lock Down Hog Drive 2022 Show between Canadian and United States Breeders.
We are a proud supporter of International Kunekune Hog Registry (formerly American Kunekune Pig Registry) and proud to be on the Board of Directors . Their mission to their members and breeders have always been preserving the Kunekune breed and supporting Kunekune Pasture Pork.