We started our journey with kunekune pigs in 2014 and have learned a lot! Our family's goal in raising these beautiful pigs is correct conformation, friendly personality, and keeping the kunekune as the pasture based pig that came over from New Zealand. We absolutely love that they come in different sizes and colors. Yes, we eat them and yes, they produce a tasty red pork that has more flavor than any other pork we've eaten. Is it hard? Absolutely. But we know that they've been loved and very well taken care of while they are here.
Hedwig joined our herd from Kunekune Preserve in NC. We are thrilled to be adding some new genetics to our herd - we loved the look of this little boar and after talking with Cyndi, we decided he should come and live in Iowa. Look at his gorgeous topline! (photo credit to Cyndi Berry)
This is a 2019 picture of Hedwig - he has filled out nicely. He is a gorgeous boar and he has such a sweet temperament. He has grown into a large and handsome boar and we can't wait to take him to the Heartland Kunekune Show in September!
Black Valley Farm Tapeka 24 - Valley Girl Sow DOB: 4/7/18
We bought Valley Girl as a bred sow in early 2021. We love her size, her head, her color, and her personality.
Mkono Rona 7 - Mika Sow DOB: 2/3/19
Mika came to us from Mkono Farm in Maryland via the Heartland Kunekune Show in 2019. Look at her gorgeous topline and solid structure. She has a nice growth rate and sweet personality - we love her so much. Mika is a wonderful mother and we absolutely adore her.
East Island Farm Jenny 3+ - Charlotte Sow DOB: 7/6/18
Charlotte is bred to a Whakanui and is due mid-August. She is boarding here temporarily and is such a sweetheart!! She has a beautiful head and is so easy-going - we can't wait to see her babies!
Painted Oak Ridge Tuahuru 4 - Zeke Boar DOB:7/21/20
Zeke was bred and born here - he's a nice stocky boar with a good growth rate. He has a gorgeous curly coat and a sweet personality! We can't wait to take him to the Heartland Kunekune Show in September!
Zeke will be up for sale or trade after the Heartland Kunekune Show in September!
Painted Oak Ridge Rona 1 - Josie Gilt DOB: 7/21/20
Josie was bred and born here - she's a sister to Zeke with the same good growth rate and wonderful personality. She has the same curly coat as her brother and we can't wait to take her to the Heartland Kunekune Show in September!
Painted Oak Ridge Tonganui 1 - Oscar Boar DOB: 4/13/21
This is one of Valley Girl's piglets - and he is a cutie! Look at his wide little head and his nice topline. He is a solid little piggie and we can't wait to see what he produces for us!