Rabbit breeding in Canada
Rabbit breeding in Canada
Topics of the article: rabbit breeding in Canada, eco-rabbit, eco-rabbit breeding, types of rabbit breeding, rabbit breeding equipment, industrial rabbit breeding.
Nowadays industrial rabbit breeding in Canada is represented by its technocratic direction which we called “techno-rabbit breeding”.
Techno-rabbit breeding provides for modern ways of keeping and breeding rabbits for the purpose of their cultivation on an industrial scale. Almost with no exceptions, this type of rabbit breeding is carried out in specialized covered premises with the use of hybrid breeds of rabbits. Using them enables to get a carcass weight of 1.5 … 2.0 kg. With this technology large parturient load on female rabbit is used (5 … 10 times a year). Rabbit’s life before slaughtering lasts no longer than 2.5 months.
Techno-rabbit is very different in quality of meat as compared with other type of breeding – eco-rabbit breeding, as techno-rabbits are grown in greenhouse conditions with use of various meds speeding up rabbits’ growth. From commercial point of view, techno-rabbit breeding is stably profitable in case of its large scale – 2000 … 10000 female rabbits, which requires large start-up capital – 1.5 … 5.0 million euros. Payback of this kind of business may take 10 years or more and be not affordable to some of the interested entrepreneurs.
Eco-rabbit breeding – is rabbit breeding that uses keeping, breeding and feeding technologies which are as close to natural as possible. Its aim is to get products of the highest quality without using feeds containing gainers. In such conditions animals’ reproductive characteristics are always the best. The use of the technology is possible both in village yard and on an industrial scale.
A positive point of eco-rabbit breeding is lower production costs as compared with other industrial technologies. Usually 4 – 5 litters are received during a year, considering multiple pregnancy (8 -10 heads) and average marketable output consisting of 9 heads. Thus, feed costs constitute 3.8 … 4.0 feed units per 1 kg increase. In eco-rabbit breeding the fur has commodity value, which can cost as much as the meat in the finished product. By slaughtering at 120 … 130 days age carcass weighs 2.0 … 2.3 kg.
Eco-technology is universal, i.e. it can be used both in the village yard with 50 … 100 female rabbits and in the industry with 500 … 2000 female rabbits. With a small start-up capital everyone can organize their business. This kind of projects pays off for 1.5 … 2.0 years, then eco-rabbit breeding works in entrepreneur’s favor and human health.
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