A female pig is called a sow and a male pig is called a boar. We have 1 sow here on the farm.
Pigs have a monogastric digestive system just like humans; this means that they have a single compartmented stomach. They are omnivores meaning that they eat plants, animals, algae and fungi. They also love foraging through the ground for insects, their snout has much more control than you think!
A pig is pregnant for 3 months, 3 weeks and 3 days!
A pig's sense of smell is more than 2000 more sensitive than a human's!
Pigs actually say way more than just oink! They can make over 20 different sounds to communicate different things to each other.
Pigs have excellent memories and can remember people's faces. Make sure you make a good impression with our piggies!
Pigs need need to wallow in mud in summer to cool down and prevent sunburn. When pigs are happy the are known to wag their tails, just like a dog!
Pronounced Cooney Cooney, Kunekune is a breed of pig originally kept by the Maoris in New Zealand. It is a mystery how they got there though as they are not indigenous. Kunekune means fat and round in Maori.
They are a friendly and hairy pig. It might be hard to believe but they are the smallest domesticated pig globally, which is why they are often kept as pets.
Penelope and Truffles joined the farm in March 2022. When they arrived on the farm it was hard to believe that they could grow to over 75cms! It wasn't long before they were too big to pick up.
Sadly Truffles passed away in August 2023 after a short illness. Penelope might currently on her own, but not for long! We have reserved two new Kunekune pigs from somewhere in Derbyshire, lets hope they're not football fans! If all goes well they will be here by the end of September.