Rabbit is Making a Comeback!
While you’ll pay a fortune for it in a restaurant, hunters have known for years that if cooked right, rabbit can be unbelievably good. It’s nature-fed nutritious, the population reproduces quickly (as we all know!), they harbor a lot of meat for their size, and they are easy to transport & clean.
Benefit to Farming Rabbits? More Meat.
While people have been raising cows and chickens for years to slaughter for their own family….trends have been seeing people starting to give rabbits more consideration – and it makes sense: It is estimated by Modern Farmer that, “a single doe [female rabbit] will have multiple litters every year, and those litters will reach breeding age within months; that means a rabbit can produce six pounds of meat on the same amount of feed and water it takes a cow to produce just one pound.“
More Protein than Beef or Chicken PER OUNCE.
Nutritionally, rabbit meat also surprisingly beats out the competitors…it’s estimated that a 3-ounce portion of rabbit has about 28 grams of protein (more than beef or chicken) and well over 100% of your daily B-12 requirements.
Harvest Your Own, Save a Buck.
While often seen as a delicacy, the great thing about rabbit is that the outdoors provides a great source for these animals, and with a little skill, you don’t even have to step foot in a fancy restaurant to get one…for those of us who are smart about it, they’re practically free.
Photo by: Porsupah Ree via Flickr