Hands-on Rabbit Processing Workshop
A rabbit, depending on the breed, is capable of producing an average 300 pounds of meat per year. This means that a small herd, consisting of one buck and two does, is capable of producing an average of 600 pounds of meat per year.
Rabbits are ideal for small or large homesteads, especially if you seek to create a sustainable life. They are quiet, easy to handle, and require very little work. To put it simply, rabbits are a great addition to any urban or large homestead.
The cost of raising a rabbit to 3 months old (known as a fryer – young rabbit) is roughly $4.50 to $6.50 per rabbit. This figure is calculated based on the breed of rabbit and the cost of the feed being offered throughout the grow-out phase.
In addition to raising rabbits for meat, it is essential to note that rabbit manure and urine make great fertilizers for gardens, berry patches, and orchards. Their hides can also be tanned and used for various reasons such as lining gloves or coats, for making a small rug or blanket, or as a chew toy for your pets.
Rabbit Butchering Workshop
When raising rabbits for meat, it is essential that you learn how to dispatch and process them in a humane and efficient manner. We understand that the concept of butchering a rabbit can be very difficult for some people. We are here to support you during this step of achieving food freedom and sustainability on your own homestead.
Allow us to teach you how to quickly dispatch, excavate, and package rabbit for your freezer. We will even cover how to can rabbit for quick, ready to eat meals.
This workshop will teach you the skills needed to raise rabbits for meat, and you will also have the opportunity to tour our farm’s rabbitry. See firsthand how we raise enough rabbits to feed our family for a year.
During this hands-on workshop session, you will learn about:
- Breed selection
- Feed options
- Methods for dispatching
- How to skin and excavate
- Identifying internal health issues
- Packaging rabbit meat for long-term storing
- Tips for cooking, canning, and sausage making
Make sure to bring a cooler, as you will be taking home the rabbit that you processed during class.
Book a Hands-on Workshop
We are happy to share that we are able to offer a rabbit processing class to the 2022 schedule! Come rain or shine, this hand-on rabbit butchering class will take place.
The 2023 Hands-on Workshop schedule will release on December 15th 2022
Available hands-on workshop date for 2022:
Space is limited for this hands-on workshop. Reserve your spot now to ensure you are on the path to achieving food freedom.
2023 Workshop Schedule
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