Rabbit Raising, Butchering, & Processing Seminar - FREE

  • January 13, 2013 · 10:00 AM
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For those interested in learning how to raise, butcher, and process meat rabbits I will go through the whole process. Rabbits will be available ($20.00 each) for those interested in participating and taking one home. People are welcome to watch and/or participate. I will also give a tour of our little rabbitry and explain how we set it up to successfully raise rabbits here in Southern California. Workshop is free.

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  • Debbie S.

    Next meet ups at our place will be Knife Sharpening and then Goat & Sheep Butchering in that order. Feb 3rd for the sharpening and I believe the date for the Goat & sheep is Feb 9 or 10th. Ron will post it.

    January 15, 2013

  • Mark B.

    What a terrific group of people and awesome class, learned a lot about raising and caring for rabbits. Ron and Debbie thank for sharing your plethora of knowledge; not just on rabbits, but living off the land as well. Please thank Carl and his wife (Cathy ?), her rabbit meat was delicious.—Mark

    1 · January 14, 2013

  • Sam M.

    Outstanding meet up. Gracious and generous hosts. A wealth of information. Thank you so much to Ron and Debbie, Carl and his wife and Matt. You are all a wonderful resource for us city dwellers.

    1 · January 13, 2013

  • Debbie S.

    Great to see all the interested people..Wow, I think there were about 50 people here. Wonderful to meet you all.

    January 13, 2013

  • DW

    Sounds like a great class. Can't make it, doesn't do me much good either..allergies towards rabbits ...and soy..go figure two plentiful food sources.

    January 12, 2013

    • Ron S.

      Are you sure it is the rabbits you are allergic to and not just the soy that is in all commercial rabbit pellets? Even the Modesto Milling organic rabbit pellets I feed have soy in them, unfortunately. Most of the year I pull grass and/or give tree leaves and branches and very little pellets, but this time of year I do feed a lot of pellets as there is not much forage material available.

      January 12, 2013

  • Ron S.

    Well it looks like it will be nice and clear tomorrow...no rain! I did want to mention that the weather forecast shows a high of 43° for tomorrow, so DRESS WARM!!

    Look forward to seeing everyone.

    January 12, 2013

  • Ron S.

    Hi All,

    Looks like a good chance of rain for this Sunday, but since I need to butcher anyway (and I've already rented the portalet), I have decided to make this a RAIN OR SHINE event. It looks like there are going to be quite a few people, though, and I don't have enough EZ Ups to go around...any volunteers?

    January 10, 2013

    • Ron S.

      Great, see you there!

      January 10, 2013

    • Ron S.

      Great Gary...it looks like we will have a few of them now.

      January 11, 2013

  • Debbie S.

    Raising Rabbits .pdf file that you can download and print for info:
    http://cru.cahe.wsu.edu/CEPublications/eb0975/eb0975.pdf

    Feel free to print out infomation and bring to workshop on Saturday. Also, check in the Files Section as I've uploaded additional information on the parts of a rabbit and cuts. Go to "More" in the Light Blue Menu Bar and then go to "Files" and look for anything rabbit.

    January 8, 2013

  • Ron S.

    Thanks Bill, and I agree completely. Being prepared, to me, just a byproduct of being self sustaining/self reliant. You can prepare for disaster without being self sustaining, but you cannot be self sustaining without being prepared.

    On another note...I think that the knife sharpening is important for both, and also ANYONE interested in survival skills. I'm surprised that nobody from this group has signed up for that one.

    1 · December 17, 2012

    • Ron S.

      Californians are a good meat rabbit, as are NZW's. I have a few of those, but mostly Standard Rex. I like them better because they have a nicer disposition and they are a dual purpose rabbit (meat/fur). Also, because of they have a nice disposition and very pretty colors, I can some of them for pets. They grow a bit slower (not as big when full grown) but the trade-off is that they don't eat as much.

      1 · December 17, 2012

    • Ron S.

      IMO, if you are wanting them strictly for meat you can't go wrong with any of those choices.

      1 · December 17, 2012

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