Raising Pastured Rabbits for Meat Book
New! An all-natural, humane and profitable approach to rabbit production on a small scale.
The first practical resource for sustainable pasture-based rabbit production for the beginning to market-scale farmer.
- By Nichki Carangelo
- 215 pp, Softcover
- 6"L x 1"W x 9"H
Raising Pastured Rabbits for Meat is the first book to address the growing trend of ecological rabbit husbandry for the beginning to market-scale farmer. Inspired by Daniel Salatin, who has long been considered the pioneer in integrated rabbit farming, Nichki Carangelo proves that a viable pasture-based rabbitry is not only possible and user-friendly, it’s also profitable.
In Carangelo’s approach, happy, healthy rabbits are seasonally raised outside on pasture, using a pasture and wire hybrid system that promotes natural behaviors and a diverse diet, while effectively managing the associated risks. Raising Pastured Rabbits for Meat offers valuable information on how farmers can build their own rabbit enterprise from scratch and includes tips on breed selection, breeding techniques, nutrition guidelines, record keeping tools, slaughtering and butchering instructions, marketing advice, and enterprise guides to help farmers plan for profitability. This is an essential guide for anyone interested in integrating rabbits onto a diversified farm or homestead.
- Why Rabbits?
- Rabbits on the Farm
- Choosing Your Production Method
- Choosing Your Breed
- Handling Your Rabbits
- Breeding Basics
- Record Keeping
- Feeding Your Rabbits
- Health and Disease
- Processing Your Rabbits
- The Economics of Sustainable Rabbit Production
- Preparing Rabbit
Waterers and Accessories
Abbey Cage Cup (violet)Item #540000 -
Provides 3/4 cup of water and/or feed for caged birds or rabbits. Handy for state or county fair show season.$1.42
Treatments - Remedies
Theracyn Poultry Wound & Skin Care, 8 oz sprayItem #540392 -
Wound and skin spray for cleaning pecking sores, lacerations, skin rashes, foot injuries and abraisions in both backyard and farm environments.$25.00
Butchering BookItem #985114 -
Step by step photography of the farm-to-table process shows exactly how to slaughter and butcher small livestock in a humane and sustainable way.$27.95