KUNEKUNE PIG KEEPING COURSES with Lori Enright

Now Offering Kunekune Pig Courses JUST FOR YOU!

SHORT COURSE

This is a "mini" workshop tailored to your needs.  If there are particular aspects of Kunekune Pig keeping that especially interest you or if you aren't sure whether pigs are the right fit for your farm, your time with us will be well spent.  Enjoy a tour of The USA Herd, learn through hands-on lessons and demonstrations presented by Lori Enright, Founder of the American Kunekune Pig Registry, and get all of your questions answered.

The short course can be arranged for a "one on one" lesson or for small groups.  Refreshment or small snacks will be included.  Times and dates by appointment - Saturdays or any day of the week are available.  No Sundays.  Early mornings are preferred during the hot summer months.  $50 per hour, 2 hour minimum, includes snack and educational material to take with you.

If you have questions or would like to book a Short Course, please see the information on our "Home Page" and click on CONTACT US.

DAY COURSE - Kunekune Pig Keeping

This is a "one day" course that runs from 10am until 4:30pm covering everything you need to get started in Kunekune Pig husbandry.  Topics will include:

Choosing Seed Stock or Meat Pigs

Breed Standard

Housing/Fencing

Feeding

Health/General Care

Handling/Injections/Identification Methods

DAY COURSE - Kunekune Pig Breeding

This is a "one day" course from 10am until 4:30pm covering all topics related to breeding.  This workshop will give you what you need to get started in producing animals for improved seed stock, show stock, and/or meat pigs.  Topics will include:

Goal Setting

Selecting A Boar

Estrus Detection/Mating

Farrowing/Lactating

Piglet Weaning/Piglet Care

Marketing

Day Courses are $150 per person, minimum of 5 attendees.  Price includes morning refreshment, lunch of Kunekune Pork, and educational materials to take with you.  Half price for youth 16 years and under - none under 10 years - sorry!

If you have questions or would like to book a Day Course, please go to our "Home Page" and click on "CONTACT US".

CREDENTIALS:

The main instructor for all courses will be Lori Enright, Founder of the American Kunekune Pig Registry.  Mrs. Enright is most known as the premier steward of the breed, pioneering the way for the Kunekune Pig breed in America and Canada, having the longest running breeding program in North America, establishing the American Foundation Herd Book and leading the path to preservation, improvement, and promotion of the breed.

*Founder - American Kunekune Pig Registry, Est. 2006

*Kunekune Pig Keeper/Breeder for over 15 Years

*Pig Keeper for over 20 Years

*Award-winning Producer

*Owner/Farmer of The USA Herd at Olde Reminisce Farms - est. 2005

*Life-Time Achievement Award Recipient - 2013

*Author of the Breed Standard of Perfection

*Led Research Trip to New Zealand in 2003, met with officials of the New Zealand Kunekune (Breeders) Association

*Conferenced with Michael Willis on breeding genetics (2009)

*Partnered with Swine Genetics International, Ohio State University, & Iowa State University on pig buying trip to England - 2005

*Headed Research Trip to England (2010 & 2014)

*Honored by the New Dishley Society - 2014

*Importer - 2005 (UK) & 2010 (NZ)

*Exporter - 2015 & 2016 - Canada (largest export of the breed worldwide)

*Author of articles on the breed in various publications including Hobby Farms magazine, American Livestock magazine, and Storey's Guide to Raising Miniature Livestock (First Edition - 2010)

*Leading Promoter of the breed since 2005

*Established the American Foundation Herd Book (2006)

*One of the world's largest producers.

*Pioneered the market for Kunekune Pork

*Created Kunekune Pig Projects in 4H, FFA, & Grange for youth

*Member of AKPR, The Livestock Conservancy, British Kunekune Pig Society, New Zealand Kunekune Association, Weston A. Price Foundation, New Dishley Society.

*Pastured Pork Workshop - University of North Carolina

*Boar Semen Collection Workshop - University of Missouri (2005)

*Pork Bridge - Iowa State University (online)

*Sow Bridge - Iowa State University (online)

*Agricultural Courses - Oregon State University (online), Mt. San Antonio College

*AKPR Sanctioned Kunekune Pig Judge

*Consultant to various Pig Registry starts

*Kunekune Pig Show Host - So Cal Kunekune Pig Show, West Coast Heritage Classic, Royal Christmas Show

*AKPR Sanctioned Herd Evaluator for the Unified Scorecard (2016)

*Exhibitions - Orange County Fair, Los Angeles County Fair, World Pork Expo (2015), National Heirloom Expo, Schools/Churches/Farmer's Markets, Educational Farm

*Founder, Steward, Pioneer, Preservationist, Farmer, Mentor, Consultant, Judge

 

 

The Grazing Pig

Kunekune Pigs are the only breed of swine known to fatten on grass with so very little needed in the way of supplementation.  Their wide head, dished face, and short, upturned snout speak to their ability and tendency to graze rather than root.

Philosophy

True preservation can only come through utilization of the animal as food creating a demand in perpetuity.  True Kunekune preservation can only come through an understanding of correct Kunekune type which speaks to their purpose as a grazing pig.....