We are proud to produce IKHR Certified Purebred Kunekune Pork. Our pork producing Kunekunes are registered and pedigreed with the International Kunekune Hog Registry (formally American Kunekune Pig Registry).
*pictured, Kunekune shoulder roast
Our Favorite Kunekune Cuts
Bacon- especially jowl and cottage!
Hams/ Ham steaks
Pork Chops with 1/3″ fat cap
Whole Loin Roast
We utilize as much of our Pastured Kunekune Pork as possible. We request hocks and shanks, liver/ heart, as well as leaf lard for rendering. Since the Kunekune pig is a smaller lard breed, many times you have to forgo larger primals (the main cuts of pork: shoulder, leg, loin, belly) in order to produce large amounts of bulk sausage. Shoulder roasts, neck bones/ spare ribs, and hams can all be used to add to bulk sausage totals, but don’t forget to add cottage bacon (shoulder) to your cut sheet!.
We LOVE Kunekune summer sausage!!
Why Pastured Kunekune Pork?
Sunshine + Pasture + No Stress = Happy Pigs
Our pasture raised Kunekune pigs have dark red meat with marbling throughout, giving Quarter Circle Kunekune pork its flavor, tenderness, and juiciness. Kunekunes are a lard breed rather than a lean, muscular bacon pig. Lard breeds, including pasture raised Quarter Circle Kunekunes, tend to have rich, succulent meat thanks to marbling and lacing of flavorful fat along the edge of many cuts.
Kunekune pigs are true grazing pigs and are able to meet their dietary needs by eating lush and diverse pastures. Our Kunekune pigs spend their stress-free days grazing and rummaging through grass, clover, and alfalfa, yet they are gentle on the land. During the winter and low growth months, we supplement our herd with locally sourced non-GMO feed and home-grown hay. We raise our pigs in an ethical, compassionate way, and give them a natural pig life when compared to the commercially raised, “other white meat”.
While slow to grow in comparison to commercial hogs, this extra time gives Kunekune pork its taste, texture, and color. Time in the sunshine and allowing our pigs to be pigs results in healthier animals and more nutritious food for people. Pastured pork is juicier and more flavorful than commercial pork. It is rich in Vitamins E and D, selenium, and Omega-3 fatty acids.
Try pastured pork- the other red meat!
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