Tom Celona wrote:Rob,
It seems to me that you can raise angora's for wool, and get a little surplus meat out of the culls, but it's sort of a waste of time to get a meat production thing going with them, because you'd be processing the fryers before they were producing any wool. If you did go the meat route primarily you'd get a bit of wool off the breeders, but as I understand it you need a bunch of rabbits to have much wool production.
The summation of my research is that it is very difficult if not impossible to do meat and wool effectively from the same herd.
do you mean that you need alot more input than what you get as an output?
Several websites have mentioned mixing the breeds to gain better control of the final product. I'm wondering if a few Angora does throwing litters(?) that were crossed with a good meat animal would work. The brood rabbits would be producing wool, but the offspring would be freezer fodder.