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Welcome to the IKKPS Bookstore

KuneKune Bookstore

Welcome to the KuneKune Bookstore - a unique place where you can find exclusive books about KuneKune pigs written by Kathy Petersen of Virginia KuneKunes for the International KuneKune Pig Society. With over 10 years of experience in the industry, Kathy is passionate about sharing her knowledge with everyone who wants to learn more about these beloved pigs. Our books cover a wide range of topics including breed characteristics, health and nutrition, housing and environment, training and behavior, and much more. We are continuously updating our collection with new titles so that you can always explore something new. Don't wait any longer, purchase your eBooks today and start your journey into the fascinating world of KuneKune pigs!

KuneKune Books

KuneKune Books - Knowledge is power. Let us empower you!

In our KuneKune Bookstore our KuneKune Books are available to purchase. Once you complete the form you can expect to receive your flip book (eBook) in 1-7 days. We are consistently working on new books and if there is something you are looking for, please do not hesitate to reach out to us. As this is a work in progress for our KuneKune Books, please check back often to see what new books have been added.

IKKPS members can purchase our eBooks at a discounted price. So if you are not yet a member, consider joining us today. Non-members can also order.

Success in Swine: Business Planning and Strategy for KuneKune Pig

Success in Swine: Business Planning and Strategy for KuneKune Pig Farmers

$12.99 for non-members

$8.99 for Regular & Extended Members

$6.99 for All Inclusive Members


KuneKune Book Details

16,473 words. 70 pages, 10 Chapters, published 02/09/2024, Flipbook format and printed copies available

Success in Swine: Business Planning and Strategy for KuneKune Pig

Farmers, Have you ever dreamt of rolling in the mud with adorable pigs, basking in the glow of a thriving farm, and bacon-scented profits? If so, then raising KuneKune pigs might be your sweet spot! These gentle giants, with their charming corkscrew tails and docile nature, are more than just cute farm animals – they're an emerging goldmine in the sustainable meat market. But before you dive headfirst into the sty, let's face it: farming isn’t all sunshine and snorts. Turning your KuneKune passion into a profitable business requires a keen snout for strategy and a well-honed business plan. This book is your trusty truffle pig, rooting out the secrets to success in the wonderful world of KuneKune pig farming.

Set your KuneKune Business up for Success with this awesome book.

Here's a taste of what awaits you within this book.

  • From Farmyard Dreams to Financial Freedom: We'll guide you through the crucial steps of crafting a rock-solid business plan, from market research and financial projections to legalities and marketing strategies.
  • Kune-Kune Set up: Delve deep into the specific needs and quirks of KuneKune pigs, from their breeding and healthcare to housing and pasture management. Learn how to raise happy, healthy pigs that produce top-quality meat.
  • Profitable Pork Pointers: Discover the secrets to maximizing your income, from exploring niche markets and value-added products to navigating the world of ethical and sustainable farming practices.
  • From Farm to Fork and Beyond: Defining Your Farm's Vision, Mission, and Objectives and Finding Your Potential Customers, Creating a Marketing and Sales Strategy, and more.
  • The Sweet Smell of Community: Tap into the vibrant network of KuneKune farmers and industry experts, gleaning invaluable insights and support along your journey.
  • And so much more

Raising KuneKune pigs isn't just about bacon (although that is pretty darn tempting). It's about building a fulfilling, sustainable business that aligns with your values, connects you with nature, and allows you to create a positive impact on the world. So, grab your boots, sharpen your business acumen and let's get ready to truffle up

some success!

Are you ready to snort your way to swine-tastic prosperity? Dive in and discover the secrets to KuneKune pig farming success!

From Farm to Forever Homes: Marketing KuneKune Pigs

Selling and Marketing KuneKune Pigs

$12.99 for non-members

$8.99 for Regular & Extended Members

$6.99 for All Inclusive Members

Marketing is an important aspect of raising KuneKune pigs. As the breed continues to grow in popularity it is becoming increasingly difficult for some pig farmers to sell their pigs. This book was created to give you an edge in your marketing efforts.


KuneKune Book Details

110,400+ words, 50 pages, 17 Chapters, published, 10/16/2023 Flipbook format only or purchase a paperback.

Just a few of the things you can expect to find inside this KuneKune Book
Strategies for marketing KuneKune Pigs
Understanding your audience
Creating a unique identity
Social Media Marketing
Creating visually appealing content
Images and tips
Worksheets and more

Complete Guide to Keep 'em Healthy: Feeding your KuneKune pig

Complete Guide to feeding KuneKune pigs

$12.99 for non-members

$8.99 for Regular & Extended Members

$6.99 for All Inclusive Members


KuneKune Book Details

10,000+words. 62 pages, published 02/09/2024, Flipbook format and printed copies available

Keep 'em Healthy: A Complete Guide on Feeding KuneKune Pigs

Forget Bacon Bits, It's All About Kale Chips: Your Kunekune's Guide to a Happy (and Healthy) Belly!

Ever dream of owning a pet that's full of personality, loves a good mud bath, and can charm the socks off anyone they meet? Look no further than the adorable Kunekune pig! But with these cuties comes a big responsibility: keeping them happy and healthy. And what's key to that? Their diet!

Ditch the confusion and ditch the internet rabbit hole. This book, "Keep 'em Healthy: A Complete Guide on Feeding KuneKune Pigs," is your one-stop shop for everything you need to know about nourishing your curly-coated companion. No more endless searches, no more conflicting advice – just years of experience and Kunekune knowledge packed into one handy guide.

Think of it as your Kunekune's cookbook. Inside, you'll find:

  • Feeding secrets straight from the experts: Learn from years of experience in the Kunekune business, ensuring your pig thrives through every life stage.
  • No more scattered information: This book brings together all our best articles on Kunekune nutrition, creating a convenient and comprehensive reference.
  • A chart that takes the guesswork out: Discover the perfect diet for your piglet, growing Kunekune, and even your senior swine citizen.
  • Knowledge is power: Learn about the good, the bad, and the surprising when it comes to Kunekune food, so you can make informed choices for your furry friend.

Stop stressing and start spoiling! With "Keep 'em Healthy," you'll have the confidence to nourish your Kunekune like a pro, keeping them happy, healthy, and full of life. So grab your copy today and watch your Kunekune blossom!

Raising KuneKunes for Culinary Excellence: A Homesteaders Guide to Success

Raising KuneKunes for Culinary Excellence eBook

$12.99 for non-members

$8.99 for Regular & Extended Members

$6.99 for All Inclusive Members


KuneKune Book Details

14,000 words. 52 pages, 8 Chapters, published 9/21/2023, Flipbook format only.

Just a few of things you can expect to find inside this KuneKune Book

Butchering and Processing

Humanely and Ethically Harvesting KuneKune Pigs

Proper Handling and Storage of KuneKune Meat

Basic Butchering Techniques for Different Cuts of Meat

Processing KuneKune Meat for Culinary Excellence

Culinary Delights with KuneKune Meat

Exploring the Unique Flavors and Qualities of KuneKune Meat

Pairing KuneKune Meat with Gourmet Ingredients and Flavors

Recipes and Cooking Techniques for KuneKune Meat

Showcasing KuneKune Meat in Gourmet Cuisine

Marketing & Selling KuneKune Meat

Branding & Packaging KuneKune Meat for Culinary Excellence

Exploring New Markets and Opportunities for KuneKune


KuneKune Meat Production Plan

Order any of these books in paperback books.

Great reference materials! IKKPS paperbacks are done using a thermal binding process. A secure way to keep the book together.

Printed Books in this section is $10 regardless of membership levels to cover cost of binding, printing and postage.

kune kune breeding
KuneKune Breeding

Breeding KuneKunes is a complex process, but with the right knowledge and resources, it can be a fulfilling and often profitable endeavor. This guide offers valuable insights and tips for breeders of all levels.

Learn about COI's and how they can help you as a KuneKune Breeder
Deep Dive into COI's

This book is an in-depth look at COIs. Understand what the co-efficient of inbreeding is and how it can help you to improve your breeding program.

In Depth look at the history of the KuneKune Breeder and Bloodlines
KuneKune Bloodlines

This book is a deep dive into the various KuneKune Bloodlines and what they track back to in the UK and New Zealand. Learn how some bloodlines were renamed here in the United States.

Ancestor Loss Coefficient for KuneKunes
Ancestor Loss Co-efficient

inside this eBook, you will learn more about Ancestor Loss Coefficient and what it is, how to use it, and how it can improve your herd. Learn how this tool can help you improve your KuneKune pig breeding program.

The business of raising KuneKunes
Business Aspect of Raising KuneKune Pigs

Inside this eBook, you will find answers to questions on the Business Aspect of raising KuneKune Pigs.

Included in the book: Marketing, Taxes and the Expenses You Can Claim for your farming business.

Essential Guide to Raising KuneKune Pigs for Small Scale Farms
Raising KuneKune Pigs for Small Scale Farming

A comprehensive guide for farmers, meat producers, and homesteaders looking to raise KuneKune pigs. This book is an essential resource for those new to KuneKune pig breeding and for experienced breeders looking to improve their practices.

About the Author, Kathy Petersen of Virginia KuneKunes

Kathy Petersen is a passionate advocate for small-scale farming and homesteading. She has been working with KuneKune pigs for over a decade, breeding them for their meat and using them as an important part of her homestead. She has also worked with other livestock animals such as chickens, cows, and goats. Kathy's

love for animals began in her childhood, when she began to bring home every stray cat, kitten, and dog she came across. Her parents were none too happy with this as you can imagine. It did not seem to deter her. Later in life, she managed a vet clinic for 5 years which gave her a vast number of animals to be able to work with. 

Later she began a successful Austrian Shepherd breeding program for just over 12 years. Showing in conformation and competing in obedience was a family affair.

Longing for another incredible breed to raise led her to research into potential candidates. That is where she found the amazing breed of pig called KuneKune pigs. It was an immediate love affair with the breed as she thoroughly researched the interesting history of the breed. Not long after, she began to collect her herd. 

How she began with KuneKunes

Reaching out to some of the top breeders in the country, absorbing every bit of knowledge she could obtain. She became the 33rd KuneKune Breeder in the USA. These small, friendly pigs were perfect for small-scale farming and homesteading, with their easy-going temperament and their ability to thrive on pasture. Kathy saw the potential for KuneKune pigs to become an important part of sustainable agriculture, and she began to focus her work on breeding these pigs and helping others to do the same.

Over the years, Kathy has become an expert in KuneKune pig breeding and management. She has worked with breeders all over the country, mentoring many KuneKune owners, learning from their experiences and sharing her own knowledge. She has written extensively on KuneKune pigs, publishing articles in various agricultural publications and sharing her knowledge openly.

Working with KuneKune Registries

After teaming up with Matt Burton in 2013, as her mentor and dear friend, they along with Lisa Helfer and Christopher Rowley, created the American KuneKune Pig Society. She served many important roles for the organization over her 10 years. In fact she was the only founder that was active for 10 years, volunteering for 3 years to ensure the success of the organization. She was the founding, Vice President. She held many positions within the organization during her 10 years; President, Newsletter Editor, Webmaster, Treasurer and served as the only Registrar for 10 years. 

Later, seeing the need for improvement within the KuneKune Community and the need for an organization that is truly focused on member assistance, she began a new and improved registry called the International KuneKune Pig Society (IKKPS) to continue her passion for the breed and the breeders that raise them. Kathy’s goal is to help small-scale farmers and homesteaders to succeed in their farming endeavors. She believes that KuneKune pigs can play a significant role in sustainable agriculture, providing high-quality meat and helping to enrich the soil. Through her work, she hopes to inspire others to embrace the joys and challenges of small-scale farming and homesteading.


  • 33rd breeder of KuneKunes in the USA
  • Breeder of KuneKunes for 10+ years with a large herd of over 32 pigs, featuring 22 bloodlines
  • AKKPS Founder
  • Founding Vice President, prior President, Treasurer, Webmaster and Newsletter Editor of the American KuneKune Pig Society
  • KuneKune Registrar for 10+ years
  • Founder of the International KuneKune Pig Society
  • Author of many articles for the American Livestock Magazine, Grit Magazine, Hobby Farms Magazine and Countryside Magazine.

Kathy will be offering more KuneKune eBooks in the KuneKune Bookstore as they are published.

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