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Re: Processing Video.

Post Number:#46  Unread postby SilverDesertRabbitry » Tue Apr 29, 2014 4:04 pm


The next time I go to process some rabbits, now I know how to get the bone away from the rest of the hind foot so I can make keychains out of them. I have one foot that my friend did that didn't have the bone attached but all the feet that i did still had the bone. But, now I know!!

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Re: Processing Video.

Post Number:#47  Unread postby DebN » Thu May 22, 2014 2:36 pm


Has the video been taken down? I watched it not too long ago, and since I"m doing in rabbits tonite I wanted a refresher. Sad, it won't load for either size of video.

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Re: Processing Video.

Post Number:#48  Unread postby MaggieJ » Thu May 22, 2014 4:14 pm


The video has not been taken down. I just checked and it loaded just fine for me. :)

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Re: Processing Video.

Post Number:#49  Unread postby portia » Thu May 22, 2014 9:28 pm


I couldn't get it to load either, but that could be because of my rather dated computer!

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Post Number:#50  Unread postby Sagebrush » Thu May 22, 2014 9:35 pm


I just had it load for me. It might be a setting in your browser that is messing with it. :shrug:

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Post Number:#51  Unread postby portia » Sat May 24, 2014 11:58 am


It worked, I just needed a newer computer. My 10 year old laptop might need to be replaced sometime soon :roll:
What a great video, thank you Grumpy!

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Re: Processing Video.

Post Number:#52  Unread postby grumpy » Sat May 24, 2014 10:31 pm


portia wrote:It worked, I just needed a newer computer. My 10 year old laptop might need to be replaced sometime soon :roll:
What a great video, thank you Grumpy!


You're welcome....Glad you liked it. :D

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Post Number:#53  Unread postby KFhunter » Tue May 27, 2014 12:41 am


I knew you were a trapper before you even got done showing the tools :D


Thanks for the video

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Post Number:#54  Unread postby Frankallen » Sun Jun 01, 2014 6:22 pm


This is a great Processing Video!! Thanks for uploading!!

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Post Number:#55  Unread postby squidpop » Sun Jun 01, 2014 7:46 pm


Wow, that video made me feel like I could even do it.

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Re: Processing Video.

Post Number:#56  Unread postby grumpy » Tue Jun 03, 2014 3:19 pm


Frankallen wrote:This is a great Processing Video!! Thanks for uploading!!


squidpop wrote:Wow, that video made me feel like I could even do it.


KFhunter wrote:I knew you were a trapper before you even got done showing the tools :D
Thanks for the video


I'm glad each of you enjoyed it. I had a good time putting it together with
my good friend Keith Foster. He also does the covers for my novels.

He and I have been thinking about putting together a 30-45 minute video
over the basics of keeping and producing meat rabbits. His health is a
concern in this heat, so we may have to hold off till cooler weather.
Anyways, it's something to look forward to later in the year.

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Re: Processing Video.

Post Number:#57  Unread postby ek.blair » Tue Jun 03, 2014 3:27 pm


grumpy wrote:He and I have been thinking about putting together a 30-45 minute video
over the basics of keeping and producing meat rabbits. His health is a
concern in this heat, so we may have to hold off till cooler weather.
Anyways, it's something to look forward to later in the year.

grumpy.

That would be awesome!! :D
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Re: Processing Video.

Post Number:#58  Unread postby heike1a2b3c » Sat Jun 07, 2014 11:09 pm


Great video.

Just a question on the age of the bunnies you processed in the video. They don't look very old at all. May be just 8 weeks, max 10 weeks? Is that right?

Is this the standard processing age in USA? I usually do mine a bit later up to 13 weeks, when they dress out to about 4 pounds each. That's always what I thought they meant with 4-5 pounds per bunny, but I see you using that number for the live weight?

I guess it does not matter at all and depends on preferences. But what meals can you easily get out of a small bunny. Is there much meat on anything but the hind legs?

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Re: Processing Video.

Post Number:#59  Unread postby grumpy » Sun Jun 08, 2014 2:33 am


heike1a2b3c wrote:Great video.

Just a question on the age of the bunnies you processed in the video. They don't look very old at all. May be just 8 weeks, max 10 weeks? Is that right?
Just barely 9 weeks when I butchered them.

Is this the standard processing age in USA? I usually do mine a bit later up to 13 weeks, when they dress out to about 4 pounds each. That's always what I thought they meant with 4-5 pounds per bunny, but I see you using that number for the live weight?
Most folks like a larger rabbit. I do not. I've been
processing rabbits in this size range for over 4 decades.


I guess it does not matter at all and depends on preferences. But what meals can you easily get out of a small bunny. Is there much meat on anything but the hind legs?
A rabbit weighing 2.25 to 2.4 pounds will feed two people.
These rabbits are extremely tender when butchered at this age.
A large majority of them are "fried" like chicken at this size.
Hence, the name "fryers". A large majority of the chefs that buy
my stock prefer larger rabbits. Consequently, I ship rabbits to the
processor that weigh between 5.5 and 6.25 pounds live weight.
Beyond the above weights, the costs of adding additional meat to the
rabbit prohibits any profits.
Plus, they are becoming more of a "roaster" size and age when they
get that big.



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Re: Processing Video.

Post Number:#60  Unread postby heike1a2b3c » Sun Jun 08, 2014 2:48 am


Hi Grumpy,

Thank you so much for clarifying things from your side. I am glad that I estimated correctly.

I have always been too scared of doing them so early, in case there just is nothing on them and because my family consists of 4 people.

A bigger bunny does 500g leg meat for one meal (used like chicken) and the rest does a lovely stock and soup with excess meat.

I have not found them too tough yet at all, but they do eat a lot. I reduce costs by feeding lots of natural food from around the garden, (which is set up for their feeding specifications, and not just weeds).

Again thanks for the video and I did not want to detract from this thread much at all.

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