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Rabbits, Rabbits, Rabbits: Market Rabbit Record Book1

Joy Jordan, Loretta Rodriguez, Jessica Kochert, Bill Heltemes, Chris Decubellis, and Renée Gore2

When people discuss “Market Rabbits,” they often think only of using rabbits for their meat. However, in this Florida 4-H project, youth have the opportunity to study not only meat rabbit production, but also the textile rabbit markets and pet or show stock production for their market project. In the 4-H Market Rabbit project (visit http://florida4h.org for more information about this online project), youth learn the skills necessary for choosing and maintaining healthy rabbit stock, proper handling of rabbits, rabbit health, and general care in addition to producing rabbits for a profit. This document, the Market Rabbit Record Book (4H RAR 13), familiarizes youth with the importance of record keeping as an integral part of project management. Records help youth keep track of vital information that can later help them make the best decisions regarding their animals. By tracking inventory, financial records associated with their project, rabbit health and growth details, industry-specific information such as wool/meat/kit yield, as well as pedigree/breeding and identification methods and dates, youth will be well prepared to relate their experiences in a written narrative as part of their project completion activities.

Click here (http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/pdffiles/4H/4H32100.pdf) to download Rabbits, Rabbits, Rabbits <Online> Market Rabbit Record Book.

Footnotes

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This document is 4HRAR13, one of a series of the 4-H Youth Development Department, UF/IFAS Extension. Original publication date September 2010. Reviewed April 2017. Visit the EDIS website at http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu.

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Rabbits, Rabbits, Rabbits <Online> was developed by Joy Jordan, 4-H curriculum specialist; Loretta Rodriguez, project assistant; and Jessica Kochert, curriculum assistant, Department of Family, Youth and Community Science, with Bill Heltemes, regional specialized agent and small animal program leader for the Florida 4-H Youth Development Program; Chris Decubellis, 4-H Extension agent, UF/IFAS Extension Gilchrist County; and Renée Gore, former 4-H Extension agent, UF/IFAS Extension Baker County; UF/IFAS Extension, Gainesville, FL 32611.


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U.S. Department of Agriculture, UF/IFAS Extension Service, University of Florida, IFAS, Florida A & M University Cooperative Extension Program, and Boards of County Commissioners Cooperating. Nick T. Place, dean for UF/IFAS Extension.