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Meat Rabbits 101

Extension Education

Jessie Hadfield
Utah State University


With the growing popularity of self-sustainability and locally sourced foods, raising meat rabbits has become a rapidly growing industry in Utah with over 1,000 active small-farm and urban producers. In 2022, Utah State University Extension launched education programs to teach research based practices and methods for raising meat rabbits. This program included YouTube videos, public education events, and exhibition for market rabbits as part of the Utah State Fair. The YouTube videos have a combined total of over 118,000 views from 12 different countries, public education events reached over 300 individuals in 2022, and the meat rabbit exhibition at the State Fair has tripled in size and reached approximately 150 people in 2023. The use of a variety of digital and in-person programs to share educational resources has had a significant impact on the meat rabbit industry. These resources provide research based education to a wide audience and have aided in growing the meat rabbit industry.

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Authors: Jessie Hadfield, Jacob Hadfield
  1. Hadfield, J. Extension Associate Professor Professional Practice, Utah State University Extension, Utah, 84648
  2. Hadfield, J. Extension Associate Professor , Utah State University, Utah, 84648