Question for the Experts.

Discussion in 'Rabbits' started by james dilley, Jun 4, 2006.

  1. james dilley

    james dilley Well-Known Member Supporter

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    What would be the best breed/type to raise here in south Texas outside, Remember we get Alot of days over 100 degrees And it lasts for months.Any ideas I see that there are A few rabbit raisers in the area. It seems that they might be A good place for stock. What do you think. I plan on using misting equiptment on the pens..
     
  2. Pat Lamar

    Pat Lamar Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Depends on what the purpose of breeding and raising rabbits is for. The important thing is to acquire stock which has already been acclimated to your climate and environment, and this can pertain to all 47 recognized breeds plus some extra "commercial" ones. If you are not planning to sell to Pel-Freez, but want meat for your own table, don't overlook the Altex, which was created specifically for raising meat rabbits in the warmer climates.

    Pat Lamar
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  3. james dilley

    james dilley Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Just found out ,The Altex rabbits are for sale from Texas A&M in Kingsville Texas for $15.00 each. Sounds good.
     
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    James-
    Do you have contact names and phone numbers for these purchases? I have been trying to find who to contact on the Altex for a LONG time now. Any help would be appreciated.

    Tim B.
     
  5. james dilley

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    No contact imfo. Yet. I looked up there web sit And typed in Altex rabbits Texas A&M and got the prices..
     
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    Well, James, you got farther than I did. Thanks for the help!!

    Tim B.
     
  7. james dilley

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    Texas A&M university Kingsville. For the Altex rabbits, Phone 361-953-3699, Or Fax 361-953-3788. And the contact person According to the web site is Steven Lukefahr. His Email is s-lukefahr@tamuk.edu I hope this helps othere find the breeding stock they need..