Meat Rabbits wanted in NY or close by...

Discussion in 'Rabbits' started by NoRoomAtTheInn, Dec 30, 2003.

  1. I need meat rabbits, both for the market and breeding. I prefer New Zealands, but will consider Californians, Satins, etc.

    We have a small family farm approx. 65 miles NW of New York City. In marketing our pastured goats and poultry, we have found a *huge* market for fresh bunnies, which we will attempt to (somewhat) fulfill.
     
  2. farmmaid

    farmmaid Well-Known Member Supporter

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    We are also in Upstate New York and looking for meat rabbits for our own use. If you are "making a rabbit run" to buy rabbits, please keep me in mind...Joan
     

  3. Patty0315

    Patty0315 Well-Known Member

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    I am in Jeff county NY. I have a limited amount forsale.
     
  4. rabbitgal

    rabbitgal Ex-homesteader

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    Here's a link to a list of rabbit breeders in NY state: http://www.bunnyrabbits.org/rabbitbreeders/usa/newyork.htm

    I live in Virginia and raise Californians for meat/show. If enough folks are interested and can pay for gas, we could probably run some up.

    If you're thinking about buying some rabbits, it's well worth joining the Professional Rabbit Meat Association (of which our own Pat Lamar is prez) or the American Rabbit Breeders' Association. These folks can provide you with a lot of useful information, help you "network" with other rabbit people, and refer you to folks raising your particular breed. It's well worth it, and membership fees are very reasonable. www.arba.net , http://www.prma.org/

    Anyone looking for rabbits should also do an online search first, and you'd be surprised at what you can find. The American Rabbit Breeder's Association (show rabbits) has a page listing all the breeds they recognize (http://www.arba.net/photo.htm) and links to individual breed specialty clubs. You can then contact your respective breed club and obtain contact information for breeders in your area.

    There are many breeder referral lists online including:
    http://www.bunnyrabbits.org/

    http://bunnyconnection.homestead.com/intro.html

    http://www.bunnyrabbit.com/ (different site from one listed above)

    http://slturner55555.tripod.com/rabbitandcavybreedersdirectory/index.html

    Good luck, folks.
    -Rabbitgal
     
  5. Pat Lamar

    Pat Lamar Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Here's another one which lists lots of breeders by breeds and state:

    http://www.stibbar.com

    Pat Lamar
    President
    Professional Rabbit Meat Association
    http://www.prma.org/
    Chairperson, 2005 ARBA Commercial Department Committee