I had a wonderful opportunity to visit the Mosida Bateman's Dairy farm last Saturday and that visit brought a lot of my rabbit experience into perspective. All that I saw and learned reaffirms what I believed is right. Our herd is the most important thing for us. As we work our hardest to improve our herd we sometimes have animals for sale, but our primarily goal is to find homes that are similar to what they have now.I'm committed to provide an excellent home to the animals I produced until they die. I hate to watch people treating animals as their life do not matter.
Another thing that I absolutely hate is people who buy an animal and expect production to continue with the bare minimum and careless attitude and when they can't achieve their goals they go on selling these animals again and again.
If you have a reputation of being careless with your animals, I know that and you will not be able to buy my stock!
Many would disagree, but in my opinion having a herd of animals, small or large involve a huge responsibility. When you are keeping animals in captivity you are controlling much of their environment and of course reproduction.
Here at Gio's Holland Lop we have a long term goal of showing Holland lop competitively and Nationally. Although we are not in that position YET,we are serious and committed to achieving our goal.
We have chosen the hard way by starting with what we had at hand and improve from there.
Finally we met a wonderful breeder here in Utah and we're very lucky to have some of his animals to start our own bloodline, but we are not interested in showing these animals because we want to show GW's.
Many breeder buy good stock to show and are content with the ribbons they get in youth shows, but that's not our goal.
We want to slowly develop our own line and show them on a open show.
Of course in order to get to that point we have to grow many of our own rabbits ,but we do sell the ones that are clearly pets, we do so without pedigree because we want to improve the breed and not just sell a baby. We do not want a pet rabbit being bred.
We do not sell our babies as brood quality or showable to inexperience breeders just to pocket some money.
Anyway at the farm we reaffirmed our believe that animals are like athletes, they are asked to perform everyday by us and they deserve the very best, in feed, housing and life style in general. We cannot feed generic farmers feed without supplement and expect a doe to produce live litters.
It's crucial to manage your herd in a way that guarantees the very best is given to our herd.
That include grooming, exercise and diet.
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