Michigan Mini Juliana Pigs is a very small hobby breeder of the smallest breed of pig- the Juliana. We have just a few sows, one boar and only have two or three litters of piglets each year. Our goal is definitely quality over quantity. We purchased high quality breeding stock years ago and waited until the sows were over two years of age to breed them. We have only purebred Juliana pigs; no mini/teacup/potbelly pig mixes.
Our pigs are raised primarily indoors in the home but also spend time outdoors and in their heated "pig barn". They are socialized with people and other animals and litter trained. Piglets are kept with their mothers and then gradually weaned between 4 and 6 weeks of age. Once they're 6-8 weeks old, have been away from mom and eating solid food for at least a week, they are ready to go to their new homes. All of our piglets are sold on spay/neuter contracts unless they are specifically purchased for breeding. Click HERE for pricing info. All piglets are vet checked, have their first vaccination and are microchipped before leaving. Shipping is available and costs about $300 for an 8 wk old piglet within the continental US.
All of our pigs are registered with the Juliana Pig Association & Registry (JPAR).
2.10.17 Lucy gave us five new babies today! This is her first litter with us and we are thrilled to have five healthy cutie pies. Three males and two females. Currently contacting folks on the waiting list before announcing availability.
12.30.16 Three new piglets arrived today! The females will go to folks on the waiting list; the male is staying here.
11.15.16 Unfortunately Daisy's breeding this summer didn't take and she is not pregnant. Miele was bred in August, so fingers crossed for a December litter!
7.25.16 Daisy and Gunther had a date today. We're hoping for piglets in 113 days, November 16th. Click here for more info about getting on our waiting list.
6.20.16 We are incredibly excited to announce that we have added some new pigs to our little herd! Welcome Daisy and Lucy!
4.30.16 Miele gave birth today- we have three new little spotted babies. These piglets are already sold. We're taking deposits for our next litter which will probably be the end of '16. These piglets are worth the wait though! Quality over quantity.
3.7.15 Miele gave birth to FIVE piglets today! Three males and two females.
11.1.14 We are now taking deposits on Miele's upcoming litter! Send in your deposit now to hold a spot on our waiting list.
3.12.14 Our piglets are featuring on the Huffington Post along with their puppy friends.
1.25.14 Litter Announcement! Miele just gave birth to five new piglets.
Please do your research before buying a pig. You can pay more, but you are not going to find a Juliana pig that is only 20 lbs full grown. Believe me, I know from experience. I purchased all three of my pigs from three different breeders, paid FAR more than what I sell my piglets for and was told they would be about 20 lbs full grown. Miele is about 35 lbs and both Gunther and Nupig are right around 45 lbs, which is really about average for purebred Juliana pigs. There may be a runt of the litter that could be a bit smaller, but considering my focus on quality, I would not consider keeping a runt for breeding purposes. Pigs do the majority of their growing in their first year of life, but continue to grow until three years of age. However, they can reproduce as young as 4-5 months of age! So when a breeder is claiming the parents weight just 10 lbs, chances are the parents are just not done growing.
Located in the Battle Creek/Kalamazoo area of southwest Michigan. Visitors welcome by appointment only, please see details below.
Because we have so many people wanting to visit the pigs, it has become necessary to set up some guidelines. It takes up a great deal of my time to host visitors and answer questions and my time is valuable. To ensure that folks are respectful of my time, there is a $20 fee for a visit up to an hour. Now if people do end up purchasing a pig from me, this fee goes towards the deposit/purchase price. For the families that have already put down deposits, there is no fee for visiting. Again, this is not meant to deter people from visiting, simply to make sure I'm not spending hours of my time hosting 'tire kickers' that have no intention of actually purchasing a pig.
Please keep in mind that I only have a couple pigs, so this is not a 'petting zoo' type scenario. Visiting my pigs means that you are guest in my home, so please immediate family only, no large groups. My schedule is pretty flexible, but I do require appointments made ahead of time so that I can schedule my days accordingly. The one hour visit starts at the scheduled appointment time whether you are here or not, so I would encourage you to arrive on time. Thank you for your understanding!
Feel free to call or email to set up a visit; my pigs love visitors (especially Gunther!) and I am happy to share information about owning them.