Guidelines to Always Consider When Rabbit Farming
In most cases people start rabbit farming as a hobby. But if taken seriously rabbit farming can earn you millions. There are so many successful rabbit farmers who are reaping the benefits of this venture. So how do I turn my hobby to a profitable business?
First you must research. There is a lot that is required for you to attain success in this venture. You need to know the various rabbit breeds, their characteristics, needs and advantages. Will you rear rabbits for research, skin, urine or meat? Buy from a known breeder.
The breed should have good meat to bone ratio. This is vital to ensure you get the right meat volume you desire. Breeds like Canada Giant, California White, Flemish Giant and ILRI Giant. When buying rabbits buy a breed that has been crossbreed having considered considering benefits of crossbreeding.
You must get rabbit training to get the right information on rearing them. In case you are contract farming you get a local firm that will serve the rabbit mothers before they sell them to farmers.
Once the rabbit has given birth ensure that the bunnies are kept well and the mother is well fed. This stage is very crucial in rabbit farming.
You must put up the right structures for your rabbits. These structures are not only simple but occupy very little space since they are storeyed. You must consider the right specifications when building them. The rabbit hutch must fulfill the following:
· Should be spacious
· The hutch must be well ventilated
· It should be leak proof
· Must have a good drained floor.
Here are some rabbit breeds
New Zealand White
New Zealand white is bred for its fur and meat. They have fast growth rates and can grow to 5 kg in weight. They have got thick fur, straight up long ears and shorter fur around the ears. They have bright eyes with red or pink colors. These breed is resistant to most diseases.
This is a breed that is a cross of New Zealand white and Himalayan. They are plump with round bodies. They have good bone to meat ratio. They have a black nose, feet, tail and ears with white fur that is dense. Their eyes have a bright pink color.