Raising Rabbits for Meat
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Raising Rabbits for Meat

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169 Pages
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How to raise rabbits for a steady source of meat and income


  • Rabbits are one of the most sustainable, nutritious meat sources available
  • This book provides the basic information to begin a home rabbitry, whether as a source of food for the family or a market product
  • Raising Rabbits for Meat contains information on the history of the domestic rabbit, breeding, housing, and harvesting, and provides the tools to help you succeed
  • Rabbits are quiet, thus able to be raised in a variety of locations, and with proper management, can succeed in a variety of climates
  • Rabbits require less space and infrastructure than many other species of livestock, and can provide a steady source of meat for a family
  • Callene is the Senior Zookeeper, Children's Farms, Sedgwick County Zoo and writes for Grit Magazine
  • Eric is the owner/operator of the Rare Hare Barn, the largest heritage- breed meat rabbit enterprise in the country
  • Eric and Callene won the 2011 Bixby-Sponenberg Conservation Award for their work with heritage rabbits and both are involved in The Livestock Conservancy
  • Intended audience: People wanting to start a small rabbitry for home use; people wanting to market a few fryers to supplement income, homesteaders, DIYers

How to raise rabbits for a steady source of meat and income

Rabbits are one of the most sustainable, nutritious, and economic meat sources available. They can easily be raised in a variety of locations and climates, and require less space and infrastructure than many other species of livestock.

Raising Rabbits for Meat is the how-to guide to help you succeed in starting and running a home rabbitry for a steady source of meat or income. Coverage includes:

  • The history of the domestic rabbit
  • Information on breeding, housing, and harvesting
  • Tools to help you succeed with your program
  • An emphasis on heritage breeds.

Raising Rabbits for Meat provides a solid foundation for success in raising rabbits and is ideal for anyone interested in starting a small rabbitry for home use or to market rabbit meat as a business opportunity.


Acknowledgments

1. The History of Rabbit Keeping
2. What's Your Plan?
3. Rabbit Biology
4. Rare Breeds and Conservation Breeding
5. Selecting and Handling Rabbits
6. Housing and Environment
7. Basic Rabbitry Equipment
8. Diet and Nutrition
9. Hands-On Evaluation of the Rabbit
10. Breeding and Reproduction
11. Kindling
12. Milestones and Management — Birth to Harvest
13. Processing, Storage and Distribution
14. Cooking with Rabbit Meat
15. Rabbit Ailments and Health Problems

Appendix: Rabbit Breeds
Endnotes
Index
About the Authors
About New Society Publishers

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Published 13 November 2018
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EAN13 9781771422789
Language English
Document size 1 MB

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