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Discussion in 'Rabbits' started by slfisher, Jul 14, 2005.

  1. slfisher

    slfisher Well-Known Member

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    When should I have the babies slaughtered?

    Where do I find a processor?

    Thanks.
     
  2. kisota

    kisota Active Member

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    Slfisher,
    How many do you have, and where are you located.

    Kisota
     

  3. Pat Lamar

    Pat Lamar Well-Known Member Supporter

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    You'll find the most current listing of participating rabbit processors and buyers complete with locations and prices being paid and for what weights on the PRMA web site at: http://www.prma.org/ .

    I would also advise you to visit the "Commercial Rabbit Industries" web site for information on selling to processors, and which includes the different categories of meat rabbits by age. Go to:

    http://revolution.3-cities.com/~fuzyfarm/

    Pat Lamar
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    http://www.prma.org/
    Chairperson, ARBA Commercial Department Committee
     
  4. slfisher

    slfisher Well-Known Member

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    I have nine and I'm in Idaho.

    Thanks, Pat. Boy, there's nobody within a thousand miles of me.
     
  5. Pat Lamar

    Pat Lamar Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Whole Foods For Pets in Cowiche, WA? NickyUSA in Portland, Oregon? Are you in eastern Idaho, then?

    Pat Lamar
     
  6. slfisher

    slfisher Well-Known Member

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    No, Western. I guess Portland is less than a thousand miles away, but the notion of driving nine rabbits to Portland to get slaughtered seems pointless.
     
  7. Pat Lamar

    Pat Lamar Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Didn't you see the listing of Runners after the listing of processors and buyers? You don't really think that every rabbit breeder has to haul their own rabbits to the plant, do you? Check this out, then:

    Kesko Rabbitry Hauling rabbits from Utah, Idaho, Nevada and parts of California to The Rabbit Barn in Turlock, CA.
    Daniel Kent Olsen
    Tel. (435) 283-4882
    270 N. 100 W.
    Ephraim, UT 84627
    keskorabbitry@hotmail.com

    Just contact him and find out how close he comes to you, where and when to meet up at, and any other details.

    Pat Lamar
    President
    Professional Rabbit Meat Association
    http://www.prma.org/
    Chairperson, ARBA Commercial Department Committee
     
  8. slfisher

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    Why not find a local breeder who butchers and learn? It'll save you a lot of trouble(and processing fees) in the long run. 9 rabbits shouldn't take you but two hours at the most(including set up and clean up)
     
  10. slfisher

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    If it was just one, I would, but I think nine would be a bit much. thanks though.
     
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    Reauxman Well-Known Member

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    Or maybe you can ask around the feed store for hunters or the like, someone may be willing to help you in return for a rabbit or two.
     
  12. Terri

    Terri Singletree & Weight Loss & Permaculture Moderator Staff Member Supporter

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    slfisher, my MIL used to do 2-3 every couple of weeks, until they were all done up.

    One would be for the table, the other one (or two) would be frozen for later. That way the job was done fairly quickly.