Manitoba’s First Importer and Breeder of New Zealands KuneKune Pigs
Devon Woodward and Terri Decock run BBS Ranch, a 40 acre hobby farm in the RM of Grey, located in central Canada at Haywood, Manitoba. Close to the North Dakota border.
They have been raising and selling cut & wrapped beef and pork for a number of years now. They also run a small Gravel Hauling Business.
A little over a year ago the KuneKune venture began. After settling on a KuneKune breeder in Ohio and purchasing a breeding group of 4, the importation process began. Once it became clear just how lengthy the importation would be it was decided to purchase an additional breeding group and bring them at the same time.
Fredericka Wagner and her staff from Flying W Farms, Ohio USA, were incredibly patient, helpful and amazing through out the many months it took to accomplish our goal!! We can’t thank them enough!!
OUR BREEDING PROGRAM WILL HAVE THE FOLLOWING IN MIND:
- Picks of the litter/best confirmations will be registered and sold to serious registered breeders looking to sell breeding stock themselves, or will be registered and retained for our own breeding program.
- 2nd picks/good breeding stock will be sold to small breeding operations. Families looking to raise pets or meat for themselves, friends and neighbours.
- Prettiest Markings lacking confirmation will be reserved, males neutered and sold as pets.
- All residual animals will be held back and raised for our very own line of pasteurized pork, sausage and burgers.
We are very excited about this project.
BBS Ranch Fun Fact:
All our KuneKunes are named after Manitoba towns with the exception of our herd sire.
“Manitoba” (Manny for short)
“Fannystelle” is our oldest gilt (Fanny for short)
Then there are Button, Birtle, Carman, Dakota, Deloraine, Brandon, Sanford, Bethany, Shilo, Dyce, Somerset, Sperling, Sundance, Roseisle, Justice, Hartney, Boyd, Winkler and Morden.
All our KuneKunes are Registered with the AKKPS.