kunekune pigs in Spain / South of France?

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drine
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kunekune pigs in Spain / South of France?

Post by drine » Sun Jan 03, 2016 3:41 pm

Hi all,
I became a member of the BKPS a few months ago, but just registered on this forum.
We (my husband is Dutch, I'm from Belgium) have been living in the north of Spain for a little over a year now, and we would like to get some kunekune pigs - to keep the grass short in between our trees and eat fallen fruit, mainly.
I recently visited a breeder in Belgium and loved what I saw there; I am inclined to buy our first piglets from him but as they are our first, I'd love some more advice (and maybe some alternatives). I am mainly concerned about the distance; it's about 1500km from his place to ours, and although we're used to travel that distance with our dogs, I assume piglets are something else entirely.
I've read in a very old topic here that there are plenty of kunekune keepers / breeders in France, but I can't seem to find any online. Does anybody know (of) anyone? Northwest of Italy and Southeast of Switzerland would be ok too (places we can drive to / from in 1 day).
I'm also wondering how people transport piglets? We have a dog crate, could fill it with straw, would that do?
Thank you for any feedback!

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Re: kunekune pigs in Spain / South of France?

Post by simon » Wed Jan 13, 2016 10:30 am

If you email the BKKPS secretary they should be able to put you in touch with members. There are some in france, and I think one in spain now.

Generally people transport very young piglets in dog crates. As they get bigger UK law says you need to transport them in a vehicle 'designed for the purpose'. You would need to check the regulations in your own country, and also those that you travelled through.

drine
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Re: kunekune pigs in Spain / South of France?

Post by drine » Wed Jan 20, 2016 10:11 am

Thank you Simon, I just sent her an e-mail - didn't think about that before!
Fingers crossed now...

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Re: kunekune pigs in Spain / South of France?

Post by Judith Jenkins » Sat Jun 04, 2016 5:17 pm

Hi
I wondered if you had any joy with finding kunekunes in France? We have just moved to the Lot et Garonne and would like to have a couple on our smallholding - we had 3 in UK and are complete fans! However, I have searched the internet in vain for French ones. If anyone could help out, that would be great
Thanks
Judith

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Re: kunekune pigs in Spain / South of France?

Post by The Rushbury Pig » Tue Jun 14, 2016 12:28 pm

Try posting on the BKKPS facebook page :D
Cheerio for now, Sam Jones :-)

BKKPS Chairperson
Email : samjonesbkkps@aol.com
Tel: 0845 489 5863, leaving a message for the secretary who will forward to me.

drine
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Re: kunekune pigs in Spain / South of France?

Post by drine » Thu Nov 03, 2016 9:51 am

So sorry, I'm only seeing the replies now (didn't get a notification, will look into that).
I was in contact with the secretary about 8 months ago; she was able to find a fellow member in Fougerolles (F), but data confidentiality prevented her from sharing their info with me. I asked her if she could give them my e-mail address, but didn't hear back after that.
I wasn't aware BKKPS had a Facebook page, I've posted there. Thank you Rushbury Pig for the tip.

Judith, if you're ever able to find kunekune pigs, please let me know at info@masencanto.com - Lot & Garonne is not that far from us (we actually just drove through it on Monday on our way to see my family), so we could definitely work together!

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Re: kunekune pigs in Spain / South of France?

Post by The Rushbury Pig » Fri Nov 04, 2016 5:09 pm

Hello there,

Sam Jones here (Chair and registrar and The Rushbury Pig :D )

We had a change of secretary a while ago so I am wondering if you didn't get a reply to your email regarding the breeder in France and your email address.

I will look up the member and send your email address to them - what email would you like me to use, the one in the above post.
Cheerio for now, Sam Jones :-)

BKKPS Chairperson
Email : samjonesbkkps@aol.com
Tel: 0845 489 5863, leaving a message for the secretary who will forward to me.

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