Rabbit meat, jams and jellies
85 Ashby Lake Rd., RR#1
Cloyne, ON K0H 1K0
I wanted to be my own boss and I enjoy animals, my daughter's mother-in-law raised rabbits at the time and after talking to her and investigating I decided to try raising rabbits. That was three years ago and now I have about 200 rabbits at any time and also raise meatbirds,lambs and have 30 laying hens. I have this year expanded to several new markets and thought the OVFC might be a more year round means of marketing my rabbits. I also quilt and sew for market. I have 3 grandchildren, the youngest of whom loves helping with the animals when she is with us.
Practices (our standards for raising or making our products)
I raise my rabbits as humanely as possible and use only hay and rabbit pellets for feed. I would love for my rabbits to be free range, that is however, not possible largely due to the fact that they love to burrow and have very strong claws for digging, also would be hard to keep track of all the does and their young. I try to keep all my remedies for any illnesses as natural as possible but, there are times when medications are needed to save them. Rabbits have very delicate digestive systems and it doesn't take much to stress them, which can cause them to become ill. I like to let people come and see our set up but have to be careful not to upset the does or have any illnesses spread to my rabbitry.