WELCOME to GREEN ACRES
We are breeders of registered kunekune pigs. Breeding for preservation while concentrating on size for pork production, and adhering to breed standards. You can follow our farm on Facebook at Green Acres kunekune pigs. You are also welcome to read our farm reviews there. Our farm focus is to produce the best red marbled pork you have put in your mouth. Yes, it is red! Pork is not meant to be the other white meat; heritage pork is the other red meat. We want to wow you with this rare treat that takes so long to harvest. In talking to a wise man, he told me they have to have a purpose if they are going to be preserved. That purpose is food. It took me a while to understand this.
Preservation through Utilization!
These are not mini pigs. Lets stop right there if you think so. My herd is 350 lbs. tops for one breeding pair each weighing in at 300 to 350 lbs. On the smaller end, I have 200 lb pigs. I prefer the 300 lb range. These are slow growing so you will never reach a 300 lb size by 12 mo. which is about the time we want to harvest. 9 to 16 mo. is target depending on growth of pig. We shoot for 200 lbs at 12 mo but generally will settle for 180 lb grass fed pig.
Kunekunes are a docile, gentle breed, with minimal to no rooting. Yes, you heard that right. No Rooting! Come see my diva pig farm as some call it. Ha! They are a grass grazing pig growing into the most delicious tasty pork. It is the perfect size pig for the homesteaders growing their own food. They are also perfect for the 'nose to tail' chefs that love the ease of a smaller pig to butcher with the most amazing pork you will ever eat due to the slow growing nature of these pigs. The pork is not meant to be rushed and this is why it is so special. These pigs are rare which makes their pork that much rarer. There are still so many people that have never heard of them. That makes educating the public first and foremost with us.
Dottie and Tim Durrett
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