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Is There A Demand For Wild Rabbits ?

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Having received the latest B A S C magazine this morning I noticed a advert for frozen Rabbits at £1.50 each , they need to be old Rabbits and they will collect throughout the country .

Nice little earner for you ferreters out there , you wont get rich overnight but a good size freezer should hold a nice lot and a hundred Rabbits for £150 is not to be sneezed at .

I wonder where they will end up ??:hmm:

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There used to be an advert in the EADT paying reasonable money for game, Inc rabbits, I'll post if I can find it. 

Edit, here it is, £1.75!

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Edited by Farmboy91

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1 minute ago, captainhastings said:

Dog food would imagine. I would imagine they have a minimum collection but you could stockup 

I would think there are cheaper ways to me dog food.

My guess would be export as I can't imagine demand for any number in this country.

 

Edd

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19 minutes ago, Farmboy91 said:

There used to be an advert in the EADT paying reasonable money for game, Inc rabbits, I'll post if I can find it. 

Edit, here it is, £1.75!

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Good to see Pigeons making a fair price , the last lot I took up were 25p fresh and 20p for frozen .

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16 minutes ago, marsh man said:

Good to see Pigeons making a fair price , the last lot I took up were 25p fresh and 20p for frozen .

I just checked and I actually took that picture last Oct, not sure whether they still advertise or not. 

Where do you take yours? 

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22 minutes ago, Farmboy91 said:

I just checked and I actually took that picture last Oct, not sure whether they still advertise or not. 

Where do you take yours? 

All my surplus goes to Bambridge at Watton , was that advert from Oct 2018 , or the Oct just gone ?

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6 minutes ago, marsh man said:

All my surplus goes to Bambridge at Watton , was that advert from Oct 2018 , or the Oct just gone ?

Sorry, Oct 2018.

Ive never taken mine anywhere as yet,do try and eat as much as I can lol 

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Rabbits what are they. I love eating rabbit but haven't seen one for years. I beat at five places in Northumberland and none have any.

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I'm not entirely sure how legal it is to sell meat products these days without the right registration. All this overbearing "big brother is watching you" legislation has meant shoots can't sell their pheasants etc 

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Around five years or so ago we used to get £1.20 for head shot rabbits, and dealer would only collect a minimum of 100. Some went in game pies, and some went for pet food. 

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My perms here in Cheshire are now totally devoid of Rabbits. 

When I used to get some I would get £1.50 each for them. 

Like I say , there just isn't any now. Non on the fields , non on the roads and its been like this for a couple of years now.!

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Blimey, I only used to get 3 Bob from the village butcher for fresh rabbits ! That was in the early 60s though. :whistling: Also used to take the odd one or two to school for dissection in Biology lessons. Got 3 Bob for a healthy rabbit, but 3/6d if it had tapeworm as that was more interesting for us to examine. Funny how the tapeworms were still alive long after the rabbits died. Still able to feed I suppose.  

A good little earner to subsidise the Eley .410 cartridges from the local hardware store. Happy days. The rabbit shooting, not school.:no:

OB

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I think some head shot ones go to zoos and safari parks as fur meat and bone ratio is correct for a healthy diet.

 

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I shoot rabbits, then cook and sell the resulting meal [along with other things] to tourist's. Its very popular.. free range, organic, low fat, and above all an agricultural pest..a win win for all concerned...apart from the rabbit

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A lot of wild rabbits find their way into vivariums (snake food) - my brother has a guy who will take as many as he can provide (or at least more than he can currently provide).

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On 08/11/2019 at 21:54, Vince Green said:

I'm not entirely sure how legal it is to sell meat products these days without the right registration. All this overbearing "big brother is watching you" legislation has meant shoots can't sell their pheasants etc 

A lot of shoots now have at least one person registered as having done the Lantra  small and large game course via the NGO which gives you a hunter number allowing you to sell into the human food chain following inspection. It is no different to what we have always done, hanging game up to cool as soon as it is shot in braces, discarding game you would not eat yourself and ensuring it is cooled to 4 c or below at the end of the day and not allowed to warm up. If it is deer the only difference is cool to 7 c  -  but if you have a larder and set it to 4 then you are covered either way and the venison does not mind being cooler. It is such a load of ******** - I reckon pretty much everyone on here is perfectly capable through experience of handling and sorting game of all sorts. Possibly some have not done the deer but it does not take long to learn a few specifics and is not much different to rabbits.

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