Rabbit Farming as an Alternative Enterprise

Floridas mild climate is conducive to rabbit farming, which can provide full-time or secondary income and can be conducted on less than one acre of land. Rabbit production is less physically demanding than large-animal enterprises and rabbit by products can be utilized in the production of earth worms and other crops, including organic produce, to generate extra income.

Floridas diverse population offers a ready market for rabbit products.

The initial investment for a new facility and breeding stock can amount to between $70 and $110 per doe unit. Existing facilities can often be utilized to reduce initial costs.
The rabbit industry lacks a structured market system common to most other agricultural enterprises. Consequently, the rabbit producer must develop a market before beginning production.