Pasture Raised Kunekune Pork
$5 per pound
We are proud to raise pastured Kunekune pigs. They live their lives on pasture and eat a non-GMO, no-corn, no-soy diet made up of barley and peas. The Kunekune pigs originated in New Zealand, but are growing rapidly in the United States because of their rich, deep red pork and their gentle nature with people and on pastures.
Our Kunekunes cost a little bit more because they take 12-13 months to finish verse the 6-7 months for our heritage pigs. They get up to about 175-200 pounds, when they will be processed at Odenthal Meats in New Prague or Lonsdale Country Market in Lonsdale.
They are $5 per pound plus processing (which will range from $0.93 to $4 a pound, depending on what you want and if you want it smoked). They will average about 100-130 pounds processed weight per hog, 50-65 pounds per half. (Looking for more information on purchasing meat in bulk, click here for some great information from the University of Minnesota.)
With the Kunekune pigs, we like our customers to understand that Kunekune pork has more fat than heritage or conventional pork, as well as small cuts. But the flavor is extremely rich and delicious, it can even go unseasoned with its amazing flavor. Try it before you commit to a whole pig by buying individual cuts. Click here to shop our cuts.
You can reserve a whole hog or half a hog. We have some ready each month (besides June through August).
Pasture Raised Hertiage Pork
We also raise heritage pigs on pasture, where they spend their days in the grass, dirt and sunshine, adding natural fertilizer to our pastures and helping us maintain soil health. They enjoy munching on grass, branches and whatever else they can find. They also eat waste produce (like waste apples from a local orchard and pumpkins from a local pumpkin patch), cracked eggs from our chickens, and a barley and pea grain mix from our local feed mill (they enjoy a corn and soy free, naturally non-GMO diet).
We no longer sell 1/2 or whole heritage pigs, but we do have individual cuts.