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Aussakita Acres is owned by Tracy Longoria and DJ Lupacchino and we look forward to being your hosts when you come and visit. We are a small family run farm nestled in the woods of Manchester, CT.
One of the most popular things that we offer is our hands on, educational farm tours. where folks can feed, pet, interact and learn all about the many animals that we have here.
We also have a fully stocked Farm Store where you can purchase locally grown and made products plus agriculural feeds and supplies.
We strive for the best in everything we do, may it the best farm tour or shopping experience, raising happy healthy livestock, breeding for great genetics, confirmation and temperment, producing incredible fiber for our alpaca products or providing the healthiest meats for our consumers.
Besides the fun farm tours and the farm store we also raise and sell our livestock, Alpaca fiber products, duck eggs and Alpaca meats.
When purchasing livestock, What makes us diffrent from the others is that we will be here for you when you need us the most. Before a sale to educate you and after the sale to help you through any questions you may have.We want you to be sucessful with your new animals. We love our animals like family and raise them with the utmost respect. At Aussakita Acres our animals are our passion and our customers are always treated like friends.
Alpacas have been around for centuries. Orginally from south america they were prized by the incas for thier luxurious fiber that comes in 24 natural colors and their delicious lean and healthy meat. Alpaca fiber can be made into several products such as socks, hats, scarves, mittens, sweaters, bags and rugs. Not only is their fiber warmer than wool it is also stronger and more resilant.
Very docile and easy to handle these animals are the perfect livestock. Not only do the provide amazing fiber and meat but they are very easy on our lands. Only having bottom teeth and toes instead of hoofs. Alpacas only eat 3% of their body weight and need minimal shelter as they prefer to be outdoors. They are very hardy and disease resistant.
Because of thier calm and easy going personalities they make great pets, therapy animals or are the perfect livestock to raise for consumption.
The Kunekune pigs originated in New Zealand. They were kept by the Maori people who allowed them to roam free. Kunekune means fat and round. This is the name the Maori people gave to thier beloved pigs. They choose these pigs because of their docil sweet natured temperment and natural desire for human companionship.
In the late 1970's these amazing little pigs were close to extinction. There was estimated only to be about 50 purebred Kunes left in the world. Two men, Michael Willis and John Simister started a Kunekune conservation program that saved the breed from extinction. After more herds were established they knew that it would be best to export some of the breeding stock to other countries to preserve the breed in case of a natural disaster or disease struck New Zealand. The first Kunekunes to be exported went to the UK in 1992.
Kunekunes first arrived in the US in 1996 and have been gaining in popularity for thier wide diversity. Kunekune pigs are unlike any other breed of swine. They are a small heritage breed. They are not a mini or a micro pig. Adult intact boars average from 150lbs to 200lbs while sows average from 75lb to 150lbs. Covered in hair they come in all colors. Having outstanding personality they are very calm, gentle and love human companionship. They are non aggressive in every way, getting along with all other types of livestock, pets and safe with children. Kunekunes are true grazing pigs which have short upturned snouts. This make them less prone to root and tear up your pastures. They are easy on fences and dont challange gates.
If kept as pets, They are very very smart and clean. They can be easily trained to be house broken, harness walked and obedient.
These are great muti-purpose pigs. Keep them for Breed, Show, Pet, Therapy, Consumption, or Pasture Maintenance.