Welcome to Thorcrest Kunekunes! We are a small working farm and our kunekunes are for breeding and farrow to finish pasture raised pork. We fell in love with this breed after extensive research. Having raised landrace/yorkshire weaner to market pigs for many years, we wanted something a more sustainable size that would forage without so much land destruction from rooting. Kunekunes more than fit this requirement and they are gentle and love to interact with people. They love to graze grass. Dandelions and chicory are high on there list as well as sow thistle, quickweed, chickweed, sheeps sorrel and many other so called weeds. Of course they enjoy some concentrates for extra energy and minerals. They are perfect size for a smaller farms and for todays health conscious who want smaller cuts that are higher in over all nutrients from grazing grass. As well there is no concern about size if they need to be held longer before processing. This is a huge plus for small sustainable farms. We evaluate piglets to determine if they are breeding stock. If you are interested in our Kunekunes for breeding stock please click here to go to our waitlist and information page.
Thorcrest TApeka 3 Heart
THORCREST TAPEKA 3 HEART IKPR pedigree Heart is an outstanding sow, easily reaching 200lb in 12 months She is double wattled with 12 even teats. Her temperament is wonderful as she is easy to deal with and loves her belly rubs. She produced an outstanding litter in 2021 9 piglets at 9 weeks the collectively weighed 351 lbs! Several retained gilts and a boar easily reached 200lb at 12 months!
REFERENCE BOARs and Sows
REFERENCE BOAR BBS Te Whangi 11 Hammy
Hammy is one big boy! he has sired some fast growing piglets for us. He has gone to new farm as we are keeping a daughter and son. IKPR pedigree
REFERENCE BOar WN Ru 4 Madoc
WN Ru4 Madoc
WN Ru 4 Madoc has gone onto to a new farm. We kept three of his daughter and are SO impressed with their growth rate. Two produced outstanding litters (9 and 12 piglets!) AKPR pedigree Madoc is one big boy being long and wide, he moves easily and readily gallops through the pasture when he hears the gate open for breakfast or dinner.
REFERNCE Boar WN Mahia Love 12 Pepper
REFERNCE SOW WN TApeka 1 Tansey
Tansey is the dam of Heart and Missy. An amazing sow that produced outstanding breeding stock as well as fast growing piglets. All her piglets easily reached 200lb by 12 months.
REFERNCE SOW Thorcrest TApeka 5 Missy
Thorcrest Tapeka 5 Missy IKPR pedigree Missy has 15 teats and is long grass eating machine. She has great feet and legs and is always the last one in from the pasture. Her first litter was huge at 12!