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I have a big interest in breeding rabbits as manageable livestock and I seem to have a knack for rabbits however i don't see there being a big market for rabbit meant in the UK and Ireland.
Anyone any experience of this?
I'm also considering breeding fancy rabbits for show and possibly fiber if I can find a way to get some English angoras to Ireland without having to drive them here myself!
 
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Natasha, I've added your thread to the 'rabbits' and 'animal fiber' forums so more folks see your post.
 
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I know some folks who tried this in the North east of the UK . They did not sell too well maybe because folks stopped eating them after the big myxamatosis plagues in the 60s and 70s and never got back in the habbit . Here in France its still quite popular I can even buy rabbit sausages :-)
 
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Depends who you know! My dad used to sell them to almost everyone at his office for £5 a go in the early 90's. He gave up as it was turning into a job!

We also used to have people come to our field and to shoot/ferret the wild ones. So I am sure some of those were being sold.

I think places that already serve other game and not rabbit would be worth asking to see if there is a potential local market for them. Maybe game is more popular down south?!
 
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