Thank you for your interest in our local breeder program. We are excited to support local breeders and farms in our community and surrounding areas.
This page serves two (2) key purposes:
- To inform our customers of the quality proteins used to make our products and
- To encourage partnerships with local breeders and farmers.
Quality proteins is the foundation to making our GREAT products.
We recommend that rabbits are fed a balanced diet including hay, occasional veggies and fruit, along with non-GMO pellets. We encourage breeders to use an open colony concept for rabbitry if they are able to do so, or large hutches/pens.
|Name (Individual or Business)||Type of Animal(s) Raised||
License(s) and/or Experience
|Website||Describe Raising Conditions||Describe What Animal(s) are Fed||Photo|
|Blue Ridge Rabbit Meat Company||Rabbits: California, Smut Nose and New Zealand Whites||South Carolina Department of Agriculture registered Manufacturer -Rabbit Processor, FSPCA Preventive Controls for Human Food||www.blueridgerabbitmeatco.com||Every rabbit is raised in an independent, sheltered environment that allows each animal to receive proper and individualized food, water, and rest.||All rabbits are hand fed a special blend of 18% rabbit feed, that we have worked with our feed company the last 3 years to get the most conversion, a high fiber no grain by-products that will maximize feed conversions to meat. We also supplement with timothy and alfalfa hay that we grown on our own 150 acres that we spread our own rabbit manure on.||
Photo of Staff
|Charlene & Catherine Benton||Creme D'Argents, New Zealands, Brittania Petites, Holland Lops, Mini Rex, Himalayans||We are members of the American Rabbit Breeders Association and the Creme D'Argent Federation. We conduct Trumbull County Fair Open Rabbit Show. We are 4-H Advisors and have been raising rabbits since 1980.||Not Available||The rabbits have stacking cages with trays in a barn||
Kalmbach 16% All Natural Rabbit Pellets, hay and oats
|Photo of Primary Caregiver|
|Melvin Byler||New Zealand, Flemish Giants, California||Not Available||Not Available||Rabbits are in an enclosed structure in hanging cages. The cages have a water system that feeds water to each cage.||Pellets||NA|
|Kenneth Barrows||New Zealand Whites||I've been a livestock dealer specializing in rabbits, goats and poultry for over 30 years I've owned State and federally inspected slaughter facilities and processing centers for meat.||Not Available||All my rabbits are raised in 30 by 30 inch tall wire cages inside barns that have adequate ventilation and are cleaned on a regular basis
||Rabbits are fed strictly rabbit pellets that are manufactured for me to my specs by a local feed company there are no additional antibiotics or hormones used in our feed||NA|
|Nico Garde||New Zealand Whites and New Zealand Cross||I raise NZ whites and NZ crosses for the human and pet food market. I keep some ARBA registered animals for show rabbits. I work at a USDA butcher shop, and I've been handling meat and foods to industry standards for over 6 years between the butcher shop and commercial kitchens.||Not Available||I have does in individual breeder pens 30-66"x24x20. They have unlimited fresh water from an automatic system. The cage floors are wire and there is metal roofing material to control waste movement through the cage levels.||Rabbits are fed an 18% pellet (Kalmbach) and hay. This fall I'll be introducing dried duckweed to their diets.||NA|
|G. Joseph Colucci||
Polish, Mini Lops, Rhinelanders, Havana, Silver Rabbits
|I have been raising rabbits and chickens for 40 years and a ARBA judge since 2010||Not Available||
Rabbits are raised in hanging cages with tray bottoms in a sheltered environment.
Rabbits are fed daily using drop feeders and provided unlimited water supply.
|Harper Nelson||Mini Lops, Holland Lops, Dutch, & New Zealands||We are a small family run rabbit farm that has been providing rabbits to Hare Today for the past 2 years. We also have ducks, chickens, cats and dogs.||Not Available||Rabbits are raised in hanging cages with tray bottoms in a barn. They also have an area to let them roam and play together outside.||Rabbits are fed Non-GMO pellets daily and have unlimited access to water and hay. They are also provided with fresh fruits and vegetables.|
|Erick Denihan||Flemish Giants, Checkered Giants, and Dutch||
Started as a hobby farm to teach my children responsibility during the Covid shut down. We also raise chickens and have 3 dogs.
|Not Available||Rabbits are in an enclosed structure. They are in large wire cages with the ability to open for colony style when appropriate.||Rabbits are fed daily and provided fresh water through a watering system.
Rabbits are fed pellets, hay, and vegetables grown in our garden.
Robin & Randy Kareha
|Mini Lop Rabbits
||We started raising rabbits for our daughters 4-H involvement in 2004. She left for college on 2010 and so mom and dad took over raising and expanding our Mini Lop breed. We have on average 100 rabbits that we care for, we raise rabbits for showing and show all over the tri-state area. We have a passion for breeding to improve the breed to make it better and uniform. We are a registered rabbitry and members of ARBA ( American Rabbit Breeders Association) and the Mini Lop Club of America.||Not Available||Clean environment, our barn is cleaned daily with cage scraping and vacuuming all loose fur and dirt, flor is swept or vacuumed at minimum of 2 times a day. The drop pans are emptied, rinsed scrubbed with a brush and pine cleaner twice a week. there is no loose fur flying around or hanging on cages in our barn. Barn is well ventilated winter and summer heated in the winter to 42-42 degrees, summer we have several fans running as needed to keep cool and air moving, if extremely hot we add an air conditioner. We maintain an automatic watering system so fresh water is always available. and we have a sick bay in our basement in case a rabbit is sick.||
Daily in the evening 1 ounce feed per pound of rabbit weight.
Creating professional partnerships with breeders and farmers is the backbone to our business and our nation!
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