Rabbit production: Caring for rabbits – the basics

Question: How do I raise rabbits, starting with the best way to house them and what their nutritional needs are? Rabbit farming is gaining popularity for a number of reasons. They can be kept in a relatively small space, it is not expensive to keep them, they eat almost anything,…

Continue ReadingRabbit production: Caring for rabbits – the basics

Rabbit production: Focus on breeding for successful outcomes

Fast growth and a high reproductive rate make rabbits suitable as meat-producing small livestock in developing countries. Good breeding practices and diligent management are the key to successful rabbit farming. THE MATING PROCESS Female rabbits, or does, are more productive in spring, summer and early autumn. Most breeders don’t breed…

Continue ReadingRabbit production: Focus on breeding for successful outcomes

Rabbit production: Get into the microstock market

It’s no surprise that rabbits are getting more popular among small-scale commercial farmers. They are relatively cheap to feed and have low space requirements.  There is encouraging interest from readers of africanfarming.com about rabbit farming. Apart from the convenience of size and handling, rabbit meat has a high protein content…

Continue ReadingRabbit production: Get into the microstock market

End of content

No more pages to load