February 10th, 2012 at 2:00 pm (survival skills, urban survival, the human path, texas outdoor education, wild food sources, green homesteading, self sufficiency farming, long-term food storage, readiness, health and nutrition, self sustainability, homestead livestock)
Today is our 100th podcast! Sam talks with rabbit breeder/homesteader Rick Worden of Rise and Shine Rabbitry about raising rabbits as a food source. Until recently, rabbitry was an under-publicized source of excellent meat and compost material. With rabbits' quick reproductive turnaround, rabbits are being recognized as an efficient and cost-effective source of food.
Sam and Rick discuss:
- Rabbits as a meat source
- How to get started
- What a beginner might need
- Why are rabbits a good option compared to other livestock?
- Breeds of rabbits
- Wild vs. domestic
- Rabbit manure as compost
- Keeping bucks separate from females
Rick Worden of Rise and Shine Rabbitry: I have been raising rabbits for 30 + years. My passion is promoting rabbits for homestead use: meat, fur, manure and all that goes with those 3. I grow as much of our own food as possibly canning , drying, and freezing it, and buying local what I can not produce.
Additional Reading Resources
Raising Rabbits the Modern Way by Ann Kanable
Storey's Guide to Raising Rabbits, 4th Edition by Bob Bennett
Rabbit Production by Peter R Cheeke
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