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Old 05-05-2012, 11:32 PM
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Default What is everyone getting for their New Zealands?

I am just curious as to how much New Zealands are going for in your part of the country. Around here New Zealand Fryers seem to be anywhere from $6.00-$10.00. I'm looking into breeding mine a little more often as well as adding a couple more to try and recoup the feed cost since it's starting to get fairly high.
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Around here(southern Michigan) butcher ready NZ's go for $10.00- $15.00,nicer ones with pedigrees go for about $20.00,That seems to be a pretty average price.

I've just sold three at $20.00 each....

You can often buy meat mutts(cross bred rabbits) for $5.00-$10.00 too.
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Thanks for the response Leera. Sounds like yall are getting pretty good prices up there. Hope I can get close to that for them down here. I intend to price NZ white fryers at $8.00 and we'll see how they sell. There doesn't seem to be a glut in the market down here but sometimes it seems like it runs in cycles.
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Rabbits are HOT right now up here...I'm finding a lot of people are raising them in their backyards in areas where chickens are still not allowed,such as where I live.Also people are looking for a healthier,low fat protein source than commercial chicken.The person I got my buck from last year sold so many rabbits that she couldn't keep up with the demand for them,and all year only got to keep 4 to butcher for their own dinner table.

I found it interesting that the three that I have sold,the one guy is coming from just over an hour away to get two does.The other guy is coming from over 2 hours away to get a buck.

We'll see what happens later this summer when we've got a litter of Silver Fox rabbits to sell.
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Eight or ten bucks butchers and bucks. Fifteen to twenty or twenty-five dollars for breeding and show stock. Does not show quality, twenty dollars. Can always get a little more for blacks and reds than we can for whites.
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Guy came to get his buck,we got to talking about the SF's and he said he would like to buy a buck and a doe as soon as I have some for sale...
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Oldtimer that seems to be about the going rate around here as well. Leera looks like things are going well for you and your gaining repeat customers, cool.
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I don't know much about rabbits. Is that price for live delivery or for a carcass? Sorry to be such a dum-dum.
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Usually for a live rabbit.Most raisers leaves the butchering to the person who buys them.
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I get $4 per pound for dressed and ready to cook. $10 for pets. $40 for proven breeding does.
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I get $4 per pound for dressed and ready to cook. $10 for pets. $40 for proven breeding does.
Wow, that is a heckuba price!
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I don't go looking to sell, but if they come to me... It helps pay for their food and such. I only keep 4 or 5 over the winter for breeding and only really breed for our own personal use. There are folks who will charge $10 per pound for back strips!!! And even more amazing, folks who will pay that price!
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Just had our first litter of Silver Fox rabbits born this afternoon/evening..a friend came over to check on the rabbits for me while I was at work...he's lost a buck and a doe,and a litter to the heat.....so can't be too coutious right now...

We kept five from the NZ litter,they will be butcher weight soon...little porkers...We have a NZ litter due any time and then another due around July 10th...

I've got 4-5 people already waiting for Silver Fox bunnies.....these will sell from $30.00-$70.00 each depending on how nice they are....

I don't plan on breeding any more until next spring...just plain too risky in this heat,and we're going to have to get creative about keeping the litters comfortable in this weather...
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The prices around here are insane...$20-$40 per nz or cali. I so regret selling ours a couple of years ago when we moved. We thought it would be easier to restart rather than move them.

If and when we do get rabbits again at least we'd be able to corner teh market with affordable prices.
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