The blog Raising Rabbits for Meat was created to help people educate themselves about the ease and importance of raising meat rabbits. Although rabbits are often thought of as pets, there is a growing number of people raising meat rabbits for profit as well as for their own personal needs. Rabbit meat is extremely healthy, low in fat and cholesterol and high in protein. Rabbit meat has only 795 calories/pound. Compare that to other meats: Chicken 810, Veal 840, Turkey 1190, Lamb 1420, Beef 1440, Pork 2050.
Meat rabbits cost a fraction of the price to raise versus other livestock, are very easy to care for and take up very little space. Whether you’re in an apartment in the city or a rural farm, raising your own inexpensive (and even organic) food is within reach. In just one year’s time, a 10 pound female rabbit can produce 320 pounds of meat in less than 15 cu.ft. This is more meat than even a cow produces and they require up to 2 acres of space.
Within this blog, you will find many rabbit recipes, news about meat rabbits around the world and helpful information about raising your own meat rabbits.