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Four, 100% grass-fed, humanely raised steers for beef are available! Make your deposit for this succulent meat now!

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​May 12, 2019

The Question and Answer Page

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Frequently Asked Kunekune Pig Questions

​​3.Question    Are the Piglets Vaccinated

 1.Question How Much does it Cost to Reserve a Piglet

​2. Question   What Kind of Animals Do
Kunes Get Along With

​​4. Question   Can Any Pig Fly on the Airlines

​​5.Question  What Will Your Piglet's Tempermant be Like

​​6. Question    Are Kunekunes Fast Growers

1. Answer
The cost to reserve a piglet is $250. 

2. Answer
Kunekunes get along with all types of animals very well! Our piggies love our cats and dogs! 

3. Answer
Yes, all piglets will be vaccinated with Invomectin and Rhini Sheild TX4  before going to their new homes!

4. Answer
Yes, any pig can fly on an aiplane! Contact us for more information.

5. Answer
We raise our pigs with the utmost love and respect. Running on a "Kindness Matters." Our Kunes are gentle and easy to handle, with abounding personalities!

6. Answer
No, Kune pigs are not fast growers. But, the are well worth the wait!!

​7. Question   What Does it Mean to Have Registration Papers

​​8. Question  What Food
Do my Kunes

9.Question     Do Kunekune Pigs Need Mud

12. Answer
Yes, a Kunekune most definetly needs a mud area. We did not want to dig a big hole in the ground so we use kiddy pool and fill them with garden soil! Pigs don't sweat so they need mud to cool down.

7. Answer
To have Kunekune registration papers means that you have a quality, 100% Kune pig. Many  people cross breed with Kunes and then lose their wonderful traits.  Make sure your Kune is registered at AKKPS.

9. Answer
My Kunes are 100% grass fed in the summer and fed hay, local grain and alfalfa in the winter.  They also get fruit, veggies and organic cereal. 


Contact me for more questions with the following:

Phone: (970) 769-4004

Facebook: @ColoradoKunesAndCows

Frequently Asked Yearling Calf Questions

​1. What is a Angus Cow Breed

​2. Are the Cattle on OUr Ranch Vaccinated

4. What Steps are needed to Get My Beef

6.Why is Local Meat Better

3. HOw much Should Everything Cost in the End

​5. What Beef Cuts Can I Choose From

1. Answer
In the U.S.A, the Angus cow is the most highly used breed for beef production. It is nown for its tender marbled meat, Angus beef is favored among many. 

2. Answer
Our calves are vaccinated at birth to ensure a healthy life.  They are never given hormones or any kind of growth feed/medication.

Below are four articles and information answering questions 3, 4 and 5 (Portraying Beef Cuts, Purchasing Steps, Costs and What Makes My Local Meat Better)!

3. Beef Processing/Cost Information
By: Lilly Figueroa
Figuring out the total cost of a beef can be confusing. I am going to give you some information and examples. If it is still confusing, then please let me know, and I’ll be happy to explain more. Sunnyside Meats processes meat as “for sale” and “not for sale.” Your cost will be at the “not for sale” price because I am delivering your beef live and not selling you packaged beef.
You can purchase a half or whole beef from me, however, you can also include as many people you want to share in the cost. You will just need to have one contact person who will pay Sunnyside Meats and me. The cost is $3 per pound hanging weight (sometimes called carcass weight).  This is the weight of the beef minus the head, hooves, hide, organs, etc. (about 60% of the live weight).  I will need a nonrefundable deposit of $250 for a half or $500 for a whole to reserve your beef. The rest is due the day Sunnyside weighs your beef(October 8, 2018). The steers will weigh about 900-1000 pounds live weight.
Here is an example.  If your whole beef has a live weight of 1,000 pounds then the hanging weight will be about 600 pounds. Your total cost to me is then 600 lbs. x $3 = $1800.  Next, you will pay Sunnyside Meats for processing. They have an $80 harvest fee and a “not for sale butcher’s choice cut and wrap” that is .90 cents a pound (or $1/pound custom cuts). Therefore, a whole beef would be 600 lb x .90 = $540 + $80 = $620 to Sunnyside. The total cost would be 620 + 1800 = $2420 (½ beef = $1210).  
The final cut/packaged weight of your beef will be less than the hanging weight because Sunnyside has trimmed the fat and deboned some of the meat. The final weight will depend on whether you want bone-in or boneless, 10% fat or 20% fat and how long you age it (2 weeks normally). On average, a 1000-pound steer will be about 390 pounds of take home meat (about 65% of hanging weight). This will be about $6.20 per pound ($2420/390 lbs). Remember, this is an average for all of you meats combined (hamburger, steak, briskets, ribs) and a $6.20 T-bone steak is a great deal!
Furthermore, my steers are 100% grass-fed, in pastures, from start to finish. Their meat is higher in healthy omega-3s, vitamins and minerals because their diet is highly nutritious grass. Most meat, in grocery stores, comes from cattle that receive antibiotics, hormones and are rapidly fattened with a diet of grains and meat/bone meal (gross!).  This isn’t healthy for the cow or you, so the choice is easy!  Call, text or email me with any questions and I look forward to talking with you ([email protected] or 970-769-4004).


My favorite mama cow, Butterfly!

Kindness Matters           

4. Beef Processing Steps
By: Lilly Figueroa

1.  Thank you for your interest in buying a whole or half beef.  Not only are you getting delicious and healthy meat, but you are also helping me to earn money for college.  If you would like to proceed, here are the easy steps that we will follow.

2.  Please send your nonrefundable deposit to me through PayPal.  You can find me through "PayPal.Me/Colorado Kunes and Cows." A half beef is $250 or a whole beef is $500.

3.  At least a week before your meat is processed, (by October 2nd, 2018) you will need to call Sunnyside Meats at 970-385-0230 or fill out an online form at http://sunnysidemeats.com/?page_id=129 and choose your cuts. “Butcher’s Choice” is the easiest and least expensive option.

4.  Let them know that you are ordering a half or whole beef from Lilly Figueroa (producer). Since I am delivering your beef live, and not selling you packaged beef, you will get the “not for sale” pricing. For more information about beef cut choices go to http://www.beefretail.org/CMDocs/BeefRetail/efcdisplaytools/BeefMadeEasyCutChart.pdf (Below).

5.  I will deliver your steer to Sunnyside Meats on October 9th, 2018)

6.  The next day,  I will receive the hanging weight and you pay me the remaining amount of $3 per pound.

7.  Sunnyside Meats will call you when your order is complete (about 4 weeks after drop off). Please pay them at this time.

8.  If you need help picking up your frozen beef packages, please let me know.  We can deliver your frozen meat packages if you live in Mancos.

9.  I am happy to talk with you if you need more information or have questions ([email protected] or 970-769-4004).

10.  Thank you so much!


Lilly's Beef -vs- Grocery Store Beef

1.  Ownership
I am the 5th generation to raise cattle on our ranch. Our Bar 7T ranch recieved the Colorado Historic Centennial Ranch award in August of 2017.
Ranchers are paid by large corporations to oversee large herds.
2. Protocol
Kindness Matters! I treat my cattle with the utmost kindness and humane care.
Profit is put first to quickly produce beef.
3.  Birth to Market
18 months average.
As early as 13 months due to steroids, hormones, and unnatural diets that promote rapid growth.
4.  Grazing
Rotated on irrigated pastures.
Feedlots raise hundreds or thousands of cows in confinement.
5. Finishing
Our hay and grass are highly nutritious Timothy and Orchard grasses.
Antibiotics have to be given due to lack of space, atypical diets and quick growth.
6.  Herbicides or Insecticides
We do not use herbicides or insecticides.
Feedlot corn is genetically modified and sprayed with chemicals.
7.  Transportation 
Less than an hour trip to Sunnyside Meats.
Cattle are often transported on semis across state lines without food or water.
8.  Processing
Hight Quality: Sunnyside Meats operates using the Temple Grandin model which is low stress and humane harvesting.
High Quantity: 100’s of cows are processed every hour in order to increase profits. 
9.  Profit
The money I earn will help me to attend college as CSU.
Big business does not support your local ranchers. 
10. Your Health
Highly nutritious grass makes highly nutritious meat that is high in Omega 3's.
No grass, no nutrients! 
Chemicals and medications in the 
meat are what you will eat. 


 If you have additional questions leave me a message I will be happy to answer them!
 Please, come visit! We would love to have you come and see our cattle herd and KuneKune pigs and piglets!

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