Howdy...and welcome to arkansas!. I live in SW Arkansas and sell minitures as well as meat rabbits. I do not advertise I simple have a sign i painted and posted at the end of my driveway. I do fairly well but I must say the most of my rabbits I sell are for dog training. I f I were you I would pick up a local paper...The american classifis is a good paper to look into and see how many folks your way are selling rabbits.....good luck...dale anneheadintodawoods said:My family is considering on moving up to N. Centra lArkansas and are looking for ways to help support the family. How profitable is raising and selling rabbits.
Thanks for any help you can provide.
Hi, Chuck. I live in NW Arkansas and raise my own meat rabbits, pigeons, and chickens. I would definitely advise you to follow up on the recommendations that Pat Lamar made on checking out alternate markets or try to talk to some of the major breeders in the area. If Pel-Freez has a waiting list, then the chances of making any profit on meat rabbits are slim, in my opinion. I go to swap meets (Fordland, MO) and auctions frequently and can buy as many 4-6 week old rabbits for $1 - $3 each as I want. Then, the seller is paying the auction house 20% of that in fees. I can buy them much cheaper than I can raise them. I only raise my own because I enjoy it and I am sure of how and what they were fed and how they were cared for. Not meaning to discourage you, but as Pat and others have suggested, do some homework before you decide.headintodawoods said:How profitable is raising and selling rabbits. Chuck