Pastured Rabbits

Project Overview

Project Type: Farmer
Funds awarded in 2004: $5,437.00
Projected End Date: 12/31/2004
Region: Northeast
State: West Virginia
Project Leader:
Cindy Welch
Mountain Berry Farms


  • Agronomic: rye
  • Additional Plants: native plants
  • Animals: rabbits


  • Animal Production: housing, animal protection and health, feed rations, manure management, grazing - rotational
  • Education and Training: extension, on-farm/ranch research
  • Farm Business Management: feasibility study
  • Soil Management: soil analysis, soil quality/health
  • Sustainable Communities: sustainability measures

    Proposal summary:

    Due to the high cost of pelleted rabbit feed, rabbit farming ventures are often unsuccessful. This project will examine the feasibility of pasturing rabbits to sustain a rabbitry, allowing the producer to consider a seasonal approach to rabbit production. Outreach will be through publications and presentations.

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