The Risks & Joys Of Starting A Rabbit Farm

Rabbits are cute and furry and every kid wants one as a pet. It is not as easy of what you think to raise a rabbit at home. You have to take considerations for few things before planning to purchase one. Victorian Animal Welfare Advisory Committee made guidelines and requirements approved by the Minister for Agriculture and Food Security. It is to ensure that everyone will apply the proper ways how to raise rabbit at home correctly.

Aside from being a pet, it can also be a great source of income and one of the smart ways of employment. Commercial rabbit production is one of the leading meats in demand along with poultry, beef and pork. Few of the well-known importer countries are Italy, Belgium, France, Germany and many more from Western Europe. It is a proof that the rabbit meat is very highly consumable. By the demands of this meat, rabbit farming does makes sense that is one of the worthy businesses that you must give a try.

The Risks & Joys Of Starting A Rabbit Farm

In every business venture, you need capital to start with. There are a lot of agencies offers small loans for start-up businesses. You may find a nearest one at your area. You can raise two options of breed, whether for a pet or meats, both requires the same proper and careful handling to grow them healthy. Actually, this business is also good for farmers who have a limited land area. Rabbits only need small space for living and less food for surviving. It also became an ideal solution to prevent malnutrition in Uganda. Rabbit meat contains high ratio of protein, energy, calcium and only has a little of fats compared to other types of animals meat. Much healthier! I will start eating rabbit meat.

Rabbits are delicate creatures that need comfortable housing and enough food to feed. If there’s overbreeding at your farm, disease is more likely to occur. You should maintain cleanliness and good ventilation to help keep rabbits healthy. Once the rabbit get sick, it will become infectious between animals and human so it must be euthanized to prevent suffering and spread the disease to other animals. Once they overbreed, you can sell them straightaway either as a pet or to a butcher to slaughter it.