Farming meat rabbits in NSW


The NSW rabbit industry is still in the development stage, with an increasing number of small-scale producers. Many producers are selling breeding stock as well as rabbits for slaughter. The trend is for rabbit farms to locate in areas where processing plants are established or proposed, to reduce the costs and problems associated with transporting rabbits.

This Primefact provides a brief overview of the meat rabbit industry in Australia and the requirements for the farming of meat rabbits in NSW. Contents include:

  • Introduction
  • Industry background
  • NSW planning legislation
  • Housing and equipment
  • Manure production
  • Breeding
  • Reproduction
  • Health and welfare
  • Nutrition
  • Water supply
  • Processing
  • Marketing and sales
  • Economics
  • Labour


Primefact 104 First Edition

Published: Jun 2006