Pastured Rabbit Cage Development

Project Overview

Project Type: Farmer
Funds awarded in 2001: $1,570.00
Projected End Date: 12/31/2002
Matching Non-Federal Funds: $1,133.00
Region: Northeast
State: New York
Project Leader:


  • Agronomic: corn, grass (misc. perennial), hay
  • Animals: rabbits


  • Animal Production: grazing - continuous, free-range, manure management, pasture renovation, range improvement, feed/forage
  • Education and Training: extension, farmer to farmer, mentoring, on-farm/ranch research
  • Farm Business Management: new enterprise development, budgets/cost and returns, marketing management, market study, risk management
  • Natural Resources/Environment: habitat enhancement
  • Pest Management: physical control
  • Production Systems: holistic management
  • Soil Management: soil quality/health
  • Sustainable Communities: sustainability measures

    Proposal summary:

    Raising rabbits on pasture is viable, but the rabbits tend to chew, dig, and escape. The farmer will experiment with different cage designs that will allow her pastured rabbits to feed but will also contain them effectively, improving their condition and saving capture time.

    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.