A Comparison of Heritage Breed Rabbit and Commercial Breed Rabbit in Two Different Production Systems

Project Overview

Project Type: Farmer/Rancher
Funds awarded in 2006: $6,000.00
Projected End Date: 12/31/2008
Region: North Central
State: Kansas
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  • Animals: rabbits


  • Animal Production: animal protection and health, heritage breeds, pasture fertility, commercial breeds

    Proposal summary:

    This project will determine if there is any difference in rate of gain, hardiness and the content of conjugated linoleic acids (CLA) in three different breeds of rabbit on pasture supplemented with oats, pasture supplemented with commercial pellets, and strictly a commercial diet.

    Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the U.S. Department of Agriculture or SARE.