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  1. Key Resource 2009-03-01 Rabbits are animals for folks that like to eat meat and want to raise it quickly. Rabbits reproduce quickly; up to eight bunnies every three months. A young rabbit can weigh four pounds in three months -- bigger than a broiler chicken. Rabbits are easy to raise, both in urban and rural areas....
  2. 1991-01-01 The high protein and high concentration of B vitamins found in meat make it an ideal part of the diet, very difficult to replace by plant foods, even with grain legumes that are nutritionally the closest plant foods to meat. Yet production of meat on the small farm almost dictates a way of life...
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  4. The marked rise in rabbit project development activities in developing countries, observed over the past ten years, may be attributable to the increased awareness of subsistence rural and peri-urban inhabitants to the potential of small-scale rabbit production. The need for descriptive data of...
  5. 1983-02-19 I asked this question of Fremont Regier in Botswana after he had been so kind as to answer questions reported in the last issue of EDN. His reply follows: "I've heard this argument before but I believe it is a rather ridiculous one. The problem in Australia was caused by the introduction of wild...
  6. 1982-10-19 have talked with some development workers who have been very positive about the role of rabbits in their work. But others have been equally negative. Fremont Regier has worked for some time in Zaire and now in Botswana. He was recommended to me as one who is both successful and enthusiastic about...
  7. AccessAgriculture Training Video Coccidiosis and colibacillosis are the most dangerous diseases in rabbits because they are highly contagious. Veterinary products cannot cure rabbits that have been infected with these disease. Luckily, they can be prevented, as we will see in this video.
  8. AccessAgriculture Training Video It is necessary to adopt good practices to ensure that your rabbits reproduce well, because there are many benefits. If you use good practices, your breeding does will be healthy and give birth to many baby rabbits that you can sell for a good price.
  9. AccessAgriculture Training Video Farmers in Kenya show us how they build a rabbit house using simple materials. Because rabbits do not sweat or pant to cool down, they will suffer in direct sun. It is therefore best to put a rabbit house in the shade. A raised house helps to protect the rabbits...
  10. AccessAgriculture Training Video In this video, we will learn how to monitor the performance of a rabbit farm. By filling out monitoring sheets with accurate information and by keeping a notebook to systematically record all expenditures. This will enable better management of the farm and...
  11. AccessAgriculture Training Video After the rabbit has her babies, she needs to be properly managed. This means creating good conditions for the baby rabbits and giving the mother some time to recover before breeding her again.
  12. AccessAgricuture Training Video Many producers raise rabbits because it requires relatively little space, little time and therefore lets you earn some money quickly. For the rabbit to grow well and multiply quickly you need to feed it well. Dry the wet fodder before giving it to the rabbit the...
  13. Christian Veterinary Mission was founded in 1976 by Dr. Leroy Dorminy, a veterinarian from Georgia. In his own words: "My family and I attended the Baptist World Alliance in Stockholm, Sweden in July 1975. There were 84 countries represented including some underdeveloped countries. This was my...
  14. 1972-01-01 The results of research to determine the feeding value of dried citrus pulp, citrus meal, citrus seed meal, citrus molasses, and wet citrus pulph have been presented. These are excellent beef cattle feeds if used properly.
  15. 1997-01-01 From choosing a first llama to making a profit raising them, here's the most comprehensive source available on these wonderful and unusual animals.
  16. This book familiarizes you with a llama's nutrition, clinical pathology, reproduction,and diseases.
  17. This book starts with a truly tropical approach: by considering the nature, diversity and resources of tropical regions. Climate and its biological implications are analysed in detail, especially with regard to heat and water. The approach continues its environmental emphasis with its treatment...
  18. 2007-01-01 This is an amazing manual covering animal functions of all the major domestic animals. It contains an incredible amount of information in one volume. It is written in a simple, easy to understand style, supplemented with many good illustrations. This book was developed to benefit rural people in...
  19. Steven Thomas draws on his own experience as a subsistence farmer in Vermont to describe everything you need to know about selecting, and raising pountry, rabbits, sheep, pigs, goats and veal calves for you own use-on a small scale and economically.
  20. Creole Document :breeding rabbits is a very exciting job, and provides many economic advantage.
  21. Please note that the links listed below may lead to additional resourceswhich havenot yet been added tothis collection. Search for more listings and filtering
  22. Key Resource 1998-01-01 W. Malcolm Reid (1910-1990) was Professor Emeritus of Poultry Science (Parasitology) at the University of Georgia. He saw a need for a book dealing with basic poultry production and recruited others to help him develop one. He knew firsthand the value of poultry as a source of food and manure for...
  23. Key Resource 1991-05-04 Rabbits covers in detail the characteristics and requirements of this livestock group, and how to raise and produce rabbits in a variety of tropical zones and farming systems. Breeds, breeding, health, housing,slaughtering and processing of meat and skins are all included in this comprehensive...
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  25. Key Resource 1995-11-01 This is a new and up-to-date edition of the farming section in the hugely popular "People's Workbook". Originally written for the millions of Southern Africa's small farmers who help themselves by growing their own vegetables or keeping their own chickens and a few goats, this book will also help...
  26. 1991-01-01 This book is devoted to topics that focus on the nutritional aspects of common diseases and clinical problems of beef cattle.
  27. 1980-01-01 Backyard farmers interested in having a readily available source of eggs and meat are provided with nontechnical information on housing, feeding, raising and butchering chickens.
  28. 1985-01-01 Successful livestock rearing begins here--with the practical, basic essentials of husbandry. Livestock Rearing in the Toprics has been written in a plain understandable style for the producer--farmers and farm managers--for school, agriculture college or university. The information required for...
  29. 1990-01-01 This booklet is intended to serve as a manual for small-scale poultry raising in the tropics. This manual can be of use to both beginning and experienced poultry raisers when confronted with problems which arise. The manual focuses on keeping laying chickens.
  30. 2011-01-20 Smallholder pig rearing is becoming a resurgent interest area for both farmers and farmer advisers. With its helpful, practical and up-to-date advice on breeding, nutrition, housing and the management and economics of pig farming, this booklet provides you with all the information you need to...
  31. 1975-01-01 Many of the feeds are known under several names, both botanical and common English. The names given in the summaries are the more common ones. Local names and out-dated botanical names have in most cases been omitted. The summaries include short descriptions of the feeds and the more important...