Rabbits are raised for many different uses, and they can play an important role in
a small sustainable farming operation. While the most common use in agricultural industries is for meat, rabbits also are raised for pelts, manure, show, and laboratory use. Rabbit meat is high in protein and low in fat, calories, and cholesterol when compared to most of the meats eaten in the United States (Samkol and Lukefahr, 2008).
By Anne Fanatico and Camille Green
NCAT Agriculture Specialists
Published December 2012 ©NCAT