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Commercial Rabbit Raising Rich

Commercial Rabbit Raising Rich

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Commercial
RABBIT
RAISING
Agriculture
Handbook
No.
309
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Agricultural
Research
Service
UNITED
STATES
DEPARTMENT
OF
AGRICULTURE
 
From
the
collection
of
the
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jinger
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San
Francisco,
California
2008
 
Contenh
INTRODUCTION
1
CHOOSING
A
BREED
2
SELECTING
FOUNDATION
STOCK
4
SYSTEMS
OF
BREEDING
4
THE
RABBITRY
AND
ITS
EQUIPMENT
8
Buildings
8
Hutches
8
Feeding
equipment
14
Equipment
for
watering
17
Nest
boxes
18
FEEDS
AND
FEEDING
21
Feed
requirements
21
Hay
23
Green
feed
and
rootcrops
24
Grains
and
milled
feeds
24
Protein
supplements
24
Miscellaneous
feeds
25
Pelletedrations
25
Salt
25
Water
26
Preparing
and
storing
feeds
26
Methods
of
feeding
26
Feeding
dry
does,
herd
bucks,
and
juniors
27
Feedingpregnant
and
nvirsing
does
27
COPROPHAGY
28
REPRODUCTION
28
Germ
cells
and
fertilization
28
Gestation
period
29
Age
to
breed
29
Breeding
schedule
30
Lactation
30
Factorsthat
limit
conception
31
Artificial
insemination
32
MANAGING
THE
HERD
33
Methods
of
handling
rabbits
33
Making
matings
34
Determiningpregnancy
35Kindling
36
Complications
at
kindling
time.
37
Care
of
young
litter
38
Causes
of
losses
in
newborn
litters
39
Page
MANAGING
THE
HERD—
Continued
Weaning
39
Determining
the
sex
of
young
rabbits
39
Marking
for
identification
40
Castration
40
Care
of
herdduring
extreme
temperatures
41
F*r
eventing
injuries
43
Preventing
sore
dewlaps
43
Sanitation
and
diseasecontrol.
43
Fur-eating
habit
48
Preventing
fur
block
48
Gnawing
wooden
parts
of
the
hutch
49
Disposal
of
rabbit
manure
49
Earthworms
in
the
rabbitry
49
Records
and
recordkeeping
49
TYPES
OF
PRODUCTION
52Fryerproduction52
Roasterproduction
54
ANGORA
RABBIT
WOOL
PRODUCTION
55
Equipment
for
grooming
and
shearing
56
Grading,
preparing,
and
mar-
keting
wool
57
MARKETING
58
Slaughtering
and
skinning
58Cutting
and
packaging
rabbit
meat
60
Crating
and
shipping
live
rabbits
60
RABBITSKINS
63
Curing
63
Marketing
64
Grades64
Packing
and
shipping
65
ECONOMICS
OF
RABBIT
PRODUCTION
66
Records
66
Labor
66
Investment
67
Returns
and
expenses
67
LITERATURE
CITED
69
Washington,D.C.
Issued
July
1966
Slightly
revised
October
1971
For
sale
by
the
Superintendent
of
Documents,
U.S.
Goverrunent
Printing
Office
Washington,
D.C.
20402
-
Price35cents
Stock
Number
0100-1376

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