Rabbits cannot be defined as solely livestock or companion animal as they are unique and multi-purpose with any single breeder utilizing their herd for more than one purpose. Purpose or uses for rabbits include meat, fur production, wool production, laboratory use, pets, & show.
“The value of the rabbit industry in the US is estimated at $831 million a year. This includes a $20 million value for rabbits raised for meat, but does not include rabbits which are pets or show rabbits.”
Learning activities focus on these major concepts: selection, management, nutrition, exhibiting, health, quality assurance, environment, and careers.
Record keeping is an important part of the Rabbit Project and the rabbit industry in Florida. Records are kept on the type and amount of feed fed, vaccinations and other health practices.
As with all the animal projects in the SRF, a completed record book or summary sheet and show sponsor thank you letter must be turned in for an exhibitor to show his or her animal.
Show Superintendent: Dr. TL Andrews
- Dr. Bill Martin, Martin Orthodontics
- Kloverleaf Tack, Kathy Inman
|Please write your thank you letter to Dr. Bill Martin, Martin Orthodontics|
|Rabbit Show Packet|
|4-H Cloverbud Rules|
|Project Summary Sheet|
|Non-Market Animal Record Book|
|4-H Cloverbud Summary Sheet|
|Rabbit Entry Form|
|Rabbit Husbandry Study Guides|
|4-H Cloverbud members who are 5 years old by 1 September 2017
CAN participate in this Small Animal Project.