what breed for meat?

Discussion in 'Rabbits' started by tat, May 7, 2004.

  1. tat

    tat Active Member

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    I am planning on raising some rabbits for meat, what breed is best for this. Also I will be using 30"x30"x18" cages how many does/bucks can I keep in each cage.
     
  2. james dilley

    james dilley Well-Known Member Supporter

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    the nzl is the most popular meat rabbit followed by the calif. you keep 1 rabbit per cage,you might want to get a book on breeding rabbits , interstate publishers has a very good one its titled commercial rabbit production ,and is at the library, a lot of good reference material in it. also you could ask some rabbit people . Pat Lamar is a very good person to check with . she posts here also.
     

  3. tat

    tat Active Member

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    Thank you very much!
     
  4. Robin Pundzak

    Robin Pundzak Active Member

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    Pat Lamar has a great website that I'd consider a "must read":
    http://revolution.3-cities.com/~fuzyfarm/
    Rabbit Production is the rabbit industry "Bible" and is worth purchasing if you're seriously considering getting into rabbits.
    Dean Goforth has an excellent website with tons of information-definitely worth checking out:
    http://www.rabbitfarming.com/menu2.htm

    My best suggestion is to get informed-read, read, read!!
    Robin
     
  5. Pat Lamar

    Pat Lamar Well-Known Member Supporter

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    "Rabbit Production," 8th Edition, by McNitt, Lukefahr, Patton and Cheeke is a *must* for every serious rabbit producer. Now available from Prentice House at the lowest price of $28.82. Go to: http://www.phschool.com/ , click on "TOnline Catalog," then "Career & Technology Education," then "Agriscience Animal Systems."

    Rabbits are highly territorial animals, which is why it will be necessary to keep the adults one to a cage and not mix the litters, either.

    If you are planning to sell to a processor, please be sure you have a market lined up before investing in rabbits. Do the research, first!

    Pat Lamar
    President
    Professional Rabbit Meat Association
    http://www.prma.org/