Rearing Meat Rabbits for Smallholders & Urban Homesteaders

Date/Time Location Course facilitator
25 Feb 2023 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM Yaffingale House East Sussex Smallholders - Yaffingale

Learn the basics of rearing rabbits for truly sustainable meat. You will visit our small rabbitry where we raise enough meat to feed our family in sustainable, high protein, ethically raised, rabbit meat. Rabbits truly are the the perfect livestock no matter what size space you have, so long as you have some outdoors space – it doesn’t have to be huge!

This workshops covers the reasons why you may wish to rear rabbits, what breeds are suitable, what the different housing methods are the pros and cons of the different options. We will also look at colony rearing v’s cage rearing, how to breed your rabbits, what are the costs involved, what to feed (and not) feed your rabbits, as well as how to care for the rabbits in general.

We also cover how to care and rear your baby rabbits, (kits) and produce a successful, healthy, and above all, ethically and morally responsible rabbitry for the smallholder.

You will be able to see our rabbits currently being reared, and ask lots of questions about what works, and what doesn’t, as well as see our whole set up. There will be the opportunity to look at human despatch methods for those who want to stay at the end.

This workshop forms part of our Food Security & Food Independence series, designed to help you become more self sufficient with your food options. For smallholders looking to increase income whilst living off of the land, we also give real life facts and figures on costings, which can all go towards a business plan if you are seeking an agricultural occupancy for a planning application.

We also have live meat rabbits available to order or buy – feel free to get in contact if you wish to do this.

* This workshop is set on a working smallholding and in a family kitchen environment where cats and dogs have been / are present – please inform the host of any allergies.

Can’t make this date? Event sold out? We will be running this course several times in 2023, please email our training organiser so that you will be on the list when we run the workshop again.


Bookings are closed for this event.

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