Welcome to Red Roof KuneKunes!
Welcome to RED ROOF KUNEKUNES located in Lynchburg, Virginia! We offer piglets and adult pigs that are bred for show stock, pork production stock and grazing (pets).
My name is CAROLINE MALOTT and I have been raising KuneKunes since 2013. I am a member of both of the KuneKune registries - AKKPS and AKPR. I served on the Board of Directors of AKKPS for a little under 4 years serving as Vice President and Treasurer. I decided not to rerun for the BOD so that I could concentrate on my farm and family however I currently volunteer for the registry as the Step Plan Coordinator.
I offer a MENTORING SERVICE to all of my clients. This is my personal commitment and one of my passions. This service starts the minute you put a deposit down on a pig/piglet and lasts as long as you need or want my help. I am available to you 24/7/365 via phone, text, PM or email. I encourage farm visits for clients that are close enough to drive to Red Roof KuneKunes. For those that are not close I will provide FaceTime calls and videos to help you. I have clients that I am still in contact with years after their pig went home. I have gotten up multiple times in the middle of the night to reassure clients during farrowing. I want to mentor and help clients learn the right way!
Red Roof KuneKunes operates on 6 acres of land and currently has a herd of 6 boars and 16 gilts/sows. Several pigs in our herd were bred and born here in order to improve the KuneKune. We have 4 heated farrowing areas, 6 boar paddocks, a sow/gilt field and 3 weaning areas. In addition, we have cameras in all of our farrowing areas to keep a close eye on sows and piglets as well electric for lights, fans and heat lamps.
All KuneKunes from Red Rood KuneKunes are registered animals which includes DNA verification and a microchip or ear tag. All pigs are dewormed and vaccinated. I do not sell any unregistered pigs.
I sell pigs all across the United States. Shipping is very safe and relatively inexpensive. Please do not let your location stop you from contacting me. I have several ground shippers that ship all over the USA and I will also fly piglets if weather permits.
THE TAKE HOME FORM
By: Caroline Malott
Red Roof KuneKunes
When I first started breeding, it did not take me long to realize the importance of record keeping - not only for myself but also for my buyers. I came up with the idea of a form that all information would be kept on for each individual piglet - both breeding piglets and pet piglets.
It took me many different drafts of my “Take Home Form” to get it to where I was satisfied. There are still changes that I am making for the next time the forms are printed. The forms are carbon paper - one for me and one for my buyer. This “Take Home Form” also serves as my contract for both new piglets and pigs that are being transferred. This form has all the pertinent information needed for me, the seller to register the pigs. The form gives buyers the information they will need for feed, shots, heat lamps, to run COI’s etc. When a litter is born, I start a new form for each piglet. If I have a piglet that passes away I mark the form accordingly. As each piglet sell and has a depositor, I email this form filled out and continue to add to the form until the pig goes home with the original client portion of the form.
I can not tell you how many times this form has truly saved me time and helped me be as organized as possible. I use this form to keep all of my vaccination and DNA records so it is super easy to know which piglet has had what and when. I attach one of the labels that comes with each microchip to this form - this is very useful in identifying piglets easily when you have piglets that look similar. When I register or transfer the pig, this form has everything that I need to do the registration papers correctly and it definitely saves a lot of time having everything in one place and on one piece of paper. I have also used this form with existing clients to run COI’s with currently owned piglets to new ones I have for sale.
I hope that sharing this form will help other buyers with ideas for their own form if they choose to create a “Take Home Form.”
Pictured below are the farrowing quarters at Red Roof KuneKunes. Inside this barn there are 3 farrowing stalls each with its own outdoor paddock. In addition this building has 2 weaning stalls and an outside paddock to go along with each. The feed room and office is also inside this building. The adult pigs have a separate barn as well as sleeping huts in each of their paddocks.
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