Rabbit Farming - Lucrative
Business If You Know What You Are Getting Into
can actually become a very lucrative business if you know what
you're getting into. Of course, as with any other kind of
business, the general idea is that the more you know about it
then the better you will be. The most important thing to
understand here are the basics and how much work a rabbit
farming business would actually entail. After all, you
wouldn't want to bite off more than you can chew and end up
having to give up even before you've had any success with it.
So, what should a first time rabbit farmer know when
Rabbit Farming Facilities and Various Equipment Needs
Of course, the facilities and tools are your business'
greatest assets. Rabbitry would require a modest amount of
investment as it only needs simple facilities and a fairly
small land area. An average rabbit farm would have around 15
to 100 rabbits at any given time and this would require around
$5,000 to $10,000 in startup capital. This is a relatively
small amount compared to other kinds of businesses, obviously.
For a meat producing rabbitry, basically one that sells
premium priced rabbit meat, an investment return of around 45%
during the first of year of operation is actually possible.
When it comes to building your rabbit farm, you would need to
create a rabbit hutch that is well ventilated, well lit and
has proper cooling and heating systems. To make things easier
for you when it comes to cleaning, metal cages are
recommended. Once you have the cage properly set up, you would
need to have a feed hopper, a good watering system and a nest
box in placed in it.
The next thing you have to consider when it comes to
would be the rabbit breed. Rabbits are often used for their
fur, wool and even their meat. Their use often depends on what
breed they are and as such, even before starting your farm;
you would need to consider what your rabbits would be used
for? Once you've figured that out, only then would you be able
to choose the kind of rabbit breed that you would require.
Breeding stock for a rabbit farm can be purchased from various
local breeders. Typically, female rabbits are actually capable
of producing up to 50 live rabbits annually. Rabbit farming is
a relatively easy business to handle once you have gotten the
groove of how things work. You will eventually learn other
tips and tricks along the way so listen, observe and take note
when you learn about
how to raise