We raise Beveren rabbits. Over the years we’ve also had French Lop, Satin, Angora Satin, English Angora, and mixed breed rabbits.
Rabbits are almost ideal livestock for the backyard agriculturalist. Start with strong, healthy stock, and rabbits are easy to keep.
Many people who keep rabbits do so because rabbit meat is nutritious, can be economically raised, and potentially has a very small carbon foot print. Some people keep rabbits to economically provide a raw diet for their dogs.
Even if you don’t like the idea of butchering rabbits that you own, rabbits are worth keeping for their manure, which is good for raising earth worms and, once composted, good for garden beds.