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Fowlman

  • Joined Apr 2012
  • Wiltshire
Re: Kune kune for meat ?
« Reply #15 on: November 05, 2013, 05:32:16 pm »
Thanks everyone for there input, enough to convince me they are worth a go as i'm in no hurry because for me it's about quality. Interesting point about the abbatoir Bodger  :thumbsup: 
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Womble

  • Joined Mar 2009
  • Stirlingshire, Central Scotland
Re: Kune kune for meat ?
« Reply #16 on: November 05, 2013, 07:16:10 pm »
We fed them 11 20kg bags of feed costing £95.59, so about £1 per kg deadweight. Plus veggies and fruit from the garden and the local greengrocer plus one bag of brock potatoes at £10.

So how did that compare with the other breeds you've had in the past Rosemary?
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HappyHippy

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Re: Kune kune for meat ?
« Reply #17 on: November 06, 2013, 09:12:12 am »
The only problem with rearing the smaller breeds of pigs, is that unfortunately they cost the same amount as their larger bretheren to slaughter and butcher.
Our abattoir charges the same price for slaughter for most pigs - £18 odds, if they're so big that they have to go through the cattle lines (to stop them trailing on the floor once hung) then we pay a higher fee but that's mainly for cull sows.
All the butchers we use work on a price per kilo for butchery so it doesn't work out any more expensive having a smaller pig cut - but generally by 10-12 months our Kunekunes are around 80-85Kg live weight anyway.

Rosemary

  • Joined Oct 2007
  • Barry, Angus, Scotland
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Re: Kune kune for meat ?
« Reply #18 on: November 06, 2013, 09:38:11 am »
We fed them 11 20kg bags of feed costing £95.59, so about £1 per kg deadweight. Plus veggies and fruit from the garden and the local greengrocer plus one bag of brock potatoes at £10.

So how did that compare with the other breeds you've had in the past Rosemary?

I usually budget for 19 bags per pig.

thenovice

  • Joined Oct 2011
Re: Kune kune for meat ?
« Reply #19 on: November 06, 2013, 09:57:30 pm »
Good thread this, a question I was pondering over. Thanks folks  :thinking:

Fowlman

  • Joined Apr 2012
  • Wiltshire
Re: Kune kune for meat ?
« Reply #20 on: November 06, 2013, 11:20:21 pm »
Certainly convinced me thenovice  :thumbsup:  you thinking of doing some ?



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Dan

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Re: Kune kune for meat ?
« Reply #21 on: November 07, 2013, 07:42:56 am »
Rosemary wrote up our experience this year with Kunes:

http://www.accidentalsmallholder.net/diary/kunekune-pigs-for-meat/

The pork joints look fab, just the right amount of fat and really nice meat.  :thumbsup:

Rosemary

  • Joined Oct 2007
  • Barry, Angus, Scotland
    • The Accidental Smallholder
Re: Kune kune for meat ?
« Reply #22 on: November 07, 2013, 09:21:36 am »
The only thing that makes me slightly uncomfortable is that we're not supporting British Rare Breeds.

If I could get two Middle Whites, I'd give them a go.

Fowlman

  • Joined Apr 2012
  • Wiltshire
Re: Kune kune for meat ?
« Reply #23 on: November 07, 2013, 02:19:05 pm »
I agree Rosemary i would love some middle whites myself.
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thenovice

  • Joined Oct 2011
Re: Kune kune for meat ?
« Reply #24 on: November 08, 2013, 10:18:13 pm »
Yep, considering kune kunes. I had Middle whites last time, and the pork was superb, really tasty and succulent. Early finishers too!  :thumbsup:

Fowlman

  • Joined Apr 2012
  • Wiltshire
Re: Kune kune for meat ?
« Reply #25 on: November 17, 2013, 04:13:30 pm »
As i was unable to source any kune kunes locally i have settled for some lovely GOS. A breed i'm familiar with. Maybe next time once i've sourced some locally.
Tucked away on the downs in wiltshire.

thenovice

  • Joined Oct 2011
Re: Kune kune for meat ?
« Reply #26 on: November 17, 2013, 05:38:54 pm »
Funny you should say that, im in the same boat, and going for large blacks next week!  :thumbsup:

Fowlman

  • Joined Apr 2012
  • Wiltshire
Re: Kune kune for meat ?
« Reply #27 on: November 17, 2013, 07:57:18 pm »
Good luck with your large blacks.  :thumbsup:
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thenovice

  • Joined Oct 2011
Re: Kune kune for meat ?
« Reply #28 on: November 17, 2013, 08:23:58 pm »
You too matey  :fc:

 

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