Rasing meat rabbits

Asked December 22, 2017, 1:55 PM EST

HI, I am interested in raising meat rabbits for meat but would like someone else to kill and only take the pelts off, maybe for a trade? Any breed you can recommend for meat and pelt quality? Do you know anyone that I can contact? Thanks! Irma Kapsenberg

Benton County Oregon rabbits

1 Response

Hi Irma, I suggest you check out this OSU extension publication which was just published last month, about raising rabbits for meat: https://catalog.extension.oregonstate.edu/ec1651. You could also try reaching out to Julia Sunkler, of My Pharm, who raises and sells rabbits direct to consumers at the farmers market. She has a lot of experience. She should be easy to find online. Best regards, Lauren