Did you ever decide you wanted to start raising your own small livestock like chickens, geese or goats but a little research brought you to the conclusion that it was too difficult, costly and time consuming? I’m here to tell you that I’ve done all the research for you about raising meat rabbits and I know you will not disappointed by just how easy it is.
Food prices are constantly climbing skyward and the production chain seems to be getting worse; but YOU can control all of that by raising your own meat and other food at home.
You’ve considered chickens, geese, goats, pigs, mini-livestock and more, but in the end you find yourself worried that they require too much time, space, money and other know-how in order to successfully raise them to regularly feed your family. Maybe you think hunting is your answer, but wouldn’t it be more reassuring to know that you can just open your back door, pull a rabbit out of the cage and have it ready for cooking a few minutes later? Raising meat rabbits not only will produce a healthy food source for you and your family, but it is also easy and you might even find it fun.
The price of raising chickens, pigs, cows and other livestock continues to rise because most of their own food source (corn) is now going into ethanol production. Rabbits eat hay, oats and other grains – nothing used for ethanol. Plus you can grow all of these elements yourself to make your own completely organic rabbit feed. I’ll tell you how it’s done.
Rabbits can also survive on table scraps, lawn clippings and tree branches – people who lived through the Great Depression and in third world countries can confirm it.
The U.S. Agricultural Department expected food prices to have been rising 4 – 5% every year. The average price for one pound of chicken has tripled since 1998 and the average price for beef is also up almost 50% since 1996. Do want to keep giving your money to big business for their sub-par foods grown on factory farms or would you rather keep your cash at home where it belongs? If you grow your food yourself you’ll never have to worry about the next bacterial outbreak that streams through the news headlines because you already know your food source is safe.
Pound-for-pound, rabbit meat has FAR MORE protein and LESS fat than other meats. This means you’ll not only be spending less for food, but you’ll have the extra health benefit too!
Calories, Protein & Fat Values for Meat per 100 grams (3.5 oz)
|Pork chops (grilled)|
|Pork leg (roast)|
|Lamb breast (roast)|
|Lamb chops (grilled)|
|Lamb cutlets (grilled)|