Breeding Meat Rabbits

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  • Published: 15 Apr 2008

  • Author(s): Eady, Sandra J., Dr

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The primary activity of the Crusader project was to continue the development of a leading edge genetic improvement program for meat rabbits, incorporating innovative and new traits that impact on farmer profitability, such as disease resistance, doe health and longevity. An important component of the project was to establish Crusader as an independent industry-based breeding program, supplying rabbit stock to farmers across Australia. Crusader is an important investment for the industry as it applies modern genetic evaluation technologies to improve traits of major economic importance to rabbit farmers, so that the industry has access to a stable and high quality source of breeding stock.