Sunday, September 9, 2012

Rabbit Hunt Koreana

Rabbit Hunt: Koreana Plaza International Market, Rancho Cordova, Calif. Upper pic: Frozen rabbit Product of USA, Iowa producers, $6.99 per pound. Lower pic: Frozen rabbit, not labeled for country of origin, $5.99 per pound.
Well, you can't really see from this picture but I can tell you the Iowa rabbits have bigger hindquarters where the unmarked rabbit are rather slender.
Have a good day! 

Saturday, September 8, 2012

USDA Bulletin 309

from 1966, USDA Bulletin 309 "Commercial Rabbit Raising"

A guide to raising rabbits commercially, for production of meat, fur, and wool.

Here we see the emphasis on using pelleted feeds.

You can read it at Univ. North Texas archives

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USDA Bulletin 1730

from 1934 - USDA Farmers Bulletin No. 1730 Rabbit Production. This is old school! 
"This bulletin sets forth the essential principles of rabbit raising and tells how to apply them in practice." -- p. ii. Topics discussed include necessary equipment, different breeds, feeding practices, and breeding practices, and preparing rabbits for market.
You can view this document at University of North Texas archive
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Sunday, September 2, 2012

Frozen Rabbit - Corti Bros

At Corti Brothers market in Sacramento, frozen rabbit sells for $10.99 per pound, so a 2.85 lb rabbit costs $31, which is another good reason for raising your own.

Have a good day!

Edited to add: Label says "Product of USA" Durham Ranch is in Wyoming.