Pigs (Sus scrofa domesticus)
We have two sets of pigs at the farm: our resident Kune Kune pigs who are very old (some people say they’re a little bit ugly…) and Gloucester Old Spot cross Oxford Sandy and Black weaners.
The Kune Kune breed was originally imported from New Zealand but is thought to originate in South East Asia. Known as a friendly breed, they traditionally lived in and around Maori homes. Kune Kune means ‘fat and round’ in Maori – a title which our pigs certainly live up to.
Our Gloucester Old Spot cross Oxford Sandy and Black weaners are being raised for meat: a first for the Farm. You can buy a meat box in December: sign here to our newsletter to keep in touch. We hope to keep two rare breed gilts to becoming the Farm’s breeding sows, giving us piglets of our own.
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