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Meat rabbit workshops, what would YOU pay?

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Meat rabbit workshops, what would YOU pay?

Post Number:#1  Unread postby GBov » Wed Oct 10, 2012 8:00 pm


If I had found someone to teach me how to raise and process meat rabbits at any point in my life I would have had rabbits for over 30 years. It took me a loooooooong time to just get teh courage to try it on my own and all that time was lost.

So I was thinking of giving local workshops on how to do it so people like me could take the plunge into rabbits and that made my hubby ask me "Well, how much would you charge?"

And I have NO IDEA what people would pay to take a work shop on how to keep, breed, raise, process and cook rabbits!

So, what do you think its worth?

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Post Number:#2  Unread postby ladysown » Wed Oct 10, 2012 8:12 pm


$30
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Post Number:#3  Unread postby skysthelimit » Wed Oct 10, 2012 8:14 pm


Good question, but I think people would go for it.
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Post Number:#4  Unread postby OneAcreFarm » Wed Oct 10, 2012 10:30 pm


I have been mulling this over too. I was thinking $50, which includes a live rabbit that they get walked thru butchering and can take home with them. Or, $100 and a meat rabbit trio to take home with them.
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Post Number:#5  Unread postby 3mina » Wed Oct 10, 2012 10:37 pm


Hmm....intriguing concept.
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Post Number:#6  Unread postby SarahMelisse » Thu Oct 11, 2012 1:03 am


I am actually taking a rabbit butchering and tanning workshop next weekend. The instructor has set up a sliding scale charge of $40-60. So if you feel you can afford the $60, you pay that. If money is tight and you only feel comfortable paying $40, you pay that.
I would make the rabbit price separate though, because most of the people attending this workshop in particular already have rabbits. Just a thought.

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Post Number:#7  Unread postby OneAcreFarm » Thu Oct 11, 2012 9:54 am


SarahMelisse wrote:I would make the rabbit price separate though, because most of the people attending this workshop in particular already have rabbits. Just a thought.


In order for someone to really learn to butcher, they have to do it "hands on" so the $50 option includes the cost of the rabbit that they are going to be butchering and taking home. I thought about having a $25 option where folks bring their own rabbit to butcher, but then that raisies the issue of disease being possibly brought onto my farm and so I nixed that idea. The other option, the $100 class would be for new people...
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Post Number:#8  Unread postby SarahMelisse » Thu Oct 11, 2012 10:27 am


OneAcreFarm wrote:
SarahMelisse wrote:I would make the rabbit price separate though, because most of the people attending this workshop in particular already have rabbits. Just a thought.


In order for someone to really learn to butcher, they have to do it "hands on" so the $50 option includes the cost of the rabbit that they are going to be butchering and taking home. I thought about having a $25 option where folks bring their own rabbit to butcher, but then that raisies the issue of disease being possibly brought onto my farm and so I nixed that idea. The other option, the $100 class would be for new people...

That's a good point. I wouldn't want people bringing their own rabbits for the same reason you noted. But I would also be really specific and say that the $50 includes a rabbit for you to butcher and take home. Maybe that wasn't clear enough (for me anyway) before.
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Post Number:#9  Unread postby MamaSheepdog » Thu Oct 11, 2012 12:03 pm


I like this idea! My only problem would be setting up the processing stations... I suppose we could do it in the kitchen, except for the killing and skinning. :thinking:

I think it would be important to more than one method of humanely dispatching them... I could show the pellet gun versus whacking the back of the head. I don't have a wringer, and am not interested in broom-sticking.

For those that have their own rabbits already, perhaps a discount could be given if they don't want to take their processed "project rabbit" home. I think most people would find it easier to eat a rabbit that they haven't raised themselves the first time, so I doubt many people would use that option, but they might if their budget was especially tight.
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Post Number:#10  Unread postby OneAcreFarm » Thu Oct 11, 2012 12:22 pm


MamaSheepdog wrote:For those that have their own rabbits already, perhaps a discount could be given if they don't want to take their processed "project rabbit" home. I think most people would find it easier to eat a rabbit that they haven't raised themselves the first time, so I doubt many people would use that option, but they might if their budget was especially tight.


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Post Number:#11  Unread postby curlysue » Thu Oct 11, 2012 12:23 pm


Someone in my area did that and now shes recieving death threats.it was all over the news.I dont even want people too know i raise rabbits.i took down my sign.

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Post Number:#12  Unread postby GBov » Thu Oct 11, 2012 1:39 pm


curlysue wrote:Someone in my area did that and now shes recieving death threats.it was all over the news.I dont even want people too know i raise rabbits.i took down my sign.


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