At the farm we have a new stud.
A Broken New Zealand Rabbit buck named Spot.
We are breeding purebred New Zealand rabbits for meat and show.
Below are a few of our does, Soft and Blackie. They will be expecting their first kits this spring.
We will be selling rabbit meat at the local farmers’ market and providing quality rabbit stock for sale in the near future.
We are excited to have some foundation black and broken black New Zealand rabbit breeding stock.
Black and broken rabbits are more difficult to find than the more common white. At Oak Summit Farm we have white too, it is just not quite as unique.
I look forward to producing the broken black pattern in our breeding program and perfecting it over time.
We enjoy the company of our rabbits at the farm and selectively breed to enhance the New Zealand breed to the best of our ability.
Rabbit meat is one of the most lean and healthy meats available.
A 10 pound doe can produce as much as 300 pounds of meat a year.
Rabbit meat is healthy, has the highest percent of protein of all meat, has no chemicals, hormones or antibiotics and has been being used since as far back as 1500BC.
It is often compared to veal.
Rabbit Nutritional Facts
Looking at a chart is an easy way of looking at the value of rabbit meat and comparing it
to other common meats. Rabbit meat is high in protein and low in fat making it suitable for many diets.
NUTRITIONAL VALUE OF COMMONLY EATEN MEAT
MEAT TYPE % PROTEIN % FAT CALORIES PER LB.
RABBIT 20.8 4.5 795
VEAL 19.1 12.0 840
CHICHEN 20.0 17.9 810
TURKEY 20.1 20.0 1,190
LAMB 15.7 27.7 1,420
BEEF 16.7 28.0 1,440
DUCK 16.0 28.6 1,015
PORK 11.9 45.0 2,050