Kunekune pigs - Grass Fed pork
We raise Kunekune pigs - also called "the grazing pig". Our pigs primary source of food is pasture. During the growing season, they are not confined and are free to graze rotationally in the pasture alongside the rest of the animals. During the winter they are supplemented with Cloud 9 Farms grown hay and a soy free and non-GMO grain mix. They are a slow growing breed and generally take between 14 and 18 months to be ready for processing. The result is an exceptional quality meat, with rich coloring and a good meat to fat ratio.
Why Kunekune pigs?
Kunekunes are a unique and versatile breed of pig. We are able to raise Kunekunes on pasture because they do not root and tear up the land like most other pig breeds. They are friendly, docile, and enjoy human interaction. They are a smaller breed of pig, only reaching 250 pounds at maturity. These traits make them enjoyable to raise and a great choice for anyone looking for a pig they can interact with. They also produce delicious, high quality meat with low input!
Diet & Health
Our pigs are primarily grass fed and finished. We care for our animals like family to make sure they are healthy and comfortable. Their tails are not docked, and they are not forced to wean. They are rotationally grazed through a diverse irrigated pasture. We use no synthetic fertilizers or pesticides of any kind on our fields. When needed, they also eat natural alfalfa and grass hay grown by Cloud 9 Farms, as well as a soy free and non-GMO grain mix.
How to Buy Cloud 9 Farms Pork
Our pork harvest is seasonal, and due to the smaller breed size of Kunekunes, it is also limited. Currently, we only offer pork by the cut or as part of special meat packages. Availability of these packages is always announced first via our newsletter. Visit our Contact Us page to sign up for the newsletter and hear about any pork we have for sale first.
CURRENTLY SOLD OUT OF INDIVIDUAL CUTS
- Cured bacon - $12/lb
- Fresh side (uncured bacon) - $10/lb
- Fresh ground - $9/lb
- Chops - $12/lb
- Arm roast (uncured) - $10/lb
- Fresh hocks - $5/lb
- Ribs - $10/lb
- Ham (cured) - $12/lb
- Lard - $8/pint, $15/quart