4-H Market Rabbit Record Book
ALL MARKET BOOKS MUST BE TURNED IN BY THE END OF ENTRY DAY TO THE SMALL ANIMALS SUPERINTENDENTS.
PERSONAL INFORMATION HERE
4-H Age:___________________________ Birth Date:____________________________________
4-H Club/FFA Chapter:______________________________________________________________________
Years in 4-H:________________ Years in Rabbit Project:____________________
Date You Began Market Project:__________________________
Date You Finished Market Project:_______________________
Circle the market rabbit project(s) you are entering in the Branch County Fair:
Single Fryer Single Roaster Pen of Fryers Pen of Roasters
**Complete the Market Book for all Market Rabbits exhibited. (Example: if both Single Fryer and Pen of Fryers will be exhibited, complete the project book for both projects.)
What breed of rabbit did you choose for this project?____________________________________________________
Why did you choose this breed of rabbit for your project?______________________________________________
List three advantages of this breed
List three disadvantages of this breed
How did you pick your final market animal(s)?___________________________________________________________
What brand of feed did you use?___________________________________________________________________________
What % of protein did it contain?__________________________________________________________________________
Why is the % of protein important?________________________________________________________________________
Did you use conditioners or supplements in your feed and if so what were they?_____________________
Explain the importance of water and how you provided it to your rabbits_____________________________
Describe how you housed your rabbits (outdoor hutch, sheds, cages, etc.) and how you
protected them from the weather__________________________________________________________________________
What types of equipment did you use to feed and water your rabbits?_________________________________
Describe the type of nest box you used____________________________________________________________________
What type of carrier did you use to bring your market animal(s) to fair?______________________________
INVENTORY AND EXPENSE:
On a separate piece of paper list all of the equipment/feed that you needed to do your project. Fill in the blanks below to come up with your Market Project Expenses. Attach feed cards/labels at the end of this project book.
Feed $___________ + Supplements $___________ + Vet/Medical $___________ +
Bedding $___________ + Housing (only new pens built or purchased) $___________ +
Misc. Equipment/Supplies $___________ = $_________________ (TOTAL COST)
Now take this cost and divide it by the number of market rabbits raised to get the cost per rabbit.
Total Cost $___________ divided by ___________ rabbits equals $___________ cost per rabbit.
Problems raising rabbits and their solutions.
Briefly describe the following, use extra pages if needed.
Beginner – Pick 2 topics,Intermediate – Pick 4 topics, Advanced – Discuss all topics
Animal Intrusions (dogs, cats, etc.)
Injuries by cage
Injuries by cage mates
Beginner– Answer 3 Questions, Intermediate – Answer 6 Questions, Advanced – Answer All Questions
Define "snuffles" and a treatment for it____________________________________________________________________
What is coccidiosis?_________________________________________________________________________________________
What is conjuntivitis?_______________________________________________________________________________________
What is malocculsion?_______________________________________________________________________________________
What is vent disease?________________________________________________________________________________________
What is the difference between an "elimination" and a "disqualification"?_____________________________
What is the "Standard of Perfection"?______________________________________________________________________
What is the A.R.B.A.?________________________________________________________________________________________
What is a pedigree, what does it show and why is it important?________________________________________
Label the three major wholesale cuts of rabbit:
List three things you learned with your rabbit project. _________________________________________________
What would you do differently?____________________________________________________________________________
What did you enjoy most about the project? _____________________________________________________________
Please attach any pictures or additional information you would like to share about your rabbit project.
Signature of 4-H or FFA Member
Signature of Club Leader
Market Project Judge’s Comments:_________________________________________________________________________