Angora rabbit wool production

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U.S. Dept. of Agriculture , Washington, D.C
Angora rabbits,
Statementby Thora M. Plitt Hardy and Ethel H. Dolnick
SeriesCircular / United States Department of Agriculture -- no. 785, Circular (United States. Dept. of Agriculture) -- no. 785.
ContributionsDolnick, Ethel H. (Ethel Helen), b. 1913
The Physical Object
Pagination22 p. :
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Open LibraryOL25517429M
OCLC/WorldCa817691297

German Angora Rabbits: the commercial high-yield wool breed, and also the angora breed easiest to keep mat-free. Plus, info on shearing and spinning angora fiber. German Angoras are English Angoras that have been selectively bred in Germany over the last 80 years with a focus on quality and quantity of wool.

The biggest is the Giant Angora weighing in around pounds when full grown, they can produce up to pounds of wool a year (about 25% of their weight. Compare that to the average sheep harvest which only yields about % of her body weight per year and you can see rabbits pack a big bang in a small package.

In spite of low feed requirement and easy management rabbit farming is growing at a very slow rate and we are importing large quantity of Angora rabbit wool annually. Few good books are available on the nutrition of rabbit but there appears to be the lack of a comprehensive book on rabbit production.

A Complete Handbook on Backyard and Commercial Rabbit Production 11 Overview Whether you raise rabbits for meat and fur, wool, or laboratory uses, select the breeds best adapted to the purpose.

Table lists common rabbit breeds and their predominant color, weight, and uses. Additional Physical Format: Online version: Hardy, Thora Marggraff Plitt, Angora rabbit wool production. Washington, D.C.: U.S.

Dept. of Agriculture, Until as late asFrance was the leader of raw wool production globally. China now produces 95% of the global wool supply. Angora wool is warm. % Angora wool is almost too warm, and may not have enough body for some uses, since it is woven loosely. The Angora rabbit (Turkish: Ankara tavşanı), which is one of the oldest types of domestic rabbit, is bred for the long fibers of its coat, known as Angora wool, that are gathered by shearing, combing, or e rabbits do not possess the same allergy-causing qualities as many other animals, [citation needed] their wool is an important : Long, Fine.

Still, if you’d just rather sell the fiber, it’s a great way to cover the costs of raising the rabbits. A single ounce of fiber sells for $10 to $12 if you know how to market your home harvested angora wool. Felting Angora Rabbit Fiber.

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By far, the easiest way to use angora rabbit wool is felting. Spinning is tricky and takes a lot of practice. Angora rabbit fur production. A man and woman are standing near bags of angora wool to be delivered to the Reichs wool Angora rabbit wool production book company.

Text on page says, "Ablieferung der Angorawolle an die Reichswollverwertung.". Harvesting Angora Wool. You can begin harvesting angora when it is three inches long.

That is about the length in which the rabbit begins to shed the wool naturally. The longer the wool is left on the rabbit, Angora rabbit wool production book a big risk to its health because of the possibility of wool block. Hand, combing, or shorned can remove Angora fiber.

Angora rabbits require a high fiber high protein diet. They need the extra protein to support constant wool production & the high fiber to reduce their risk of getting wool block. Commercial rabbit pellets containing 18% protein can be purchased at most pets stores & feed stores as well as ordered online & delivered to your home.

Organic feeds. The Ideal Angora Rabbit Feed: The ideal Angora feed based on studies done in Europe, where angora rabbits were raised commercially for their wool, is listed in Leslie Sampson and Sharon Kilfoyle’s book “Completely Angora” ().

Protein – 15 to 17%. Fiber – 14 to 16%. Fat – 2 to 4%. Salt –.5 to Calcium – 1 to Rabbit farming business is a very profitable business, and many people are making money all over the world by raising rabbits for meat.

However, to build a successful, sustainable commercial rabbit farming business, you require sufficient knowledge of how to efficiently raise the rabbits, good management skills, and a good rabbit farming business plan. Angora wool production for the years There are drawings of a submarine, airplane, and soldier, as well as photographs showing the clothing made out of angora wool.

Text on page says, "Gesamtertragkg, Angora-Wolle, davon konnten erzeugt werden.". Raising Angora Rabbits By Samantha Johnson. If you’re a fiber artist who doesn’t have the space or ability to raise sheep or angora goats, consider a much smaller fiber producer — angora rabbits.

Angora rabbits produce extremely soft, luxurious wool that continually grows back after harvesting, similar to the concept of shearing a sheep. Angora rabbit rearing for wool production 56 Sheep and Rabbit Production and Utilization Technologies Published by the year for book on Applied Animal Husbandry (Cattle, Buffaloes, Sheep, Goats, Pig, Horse and Camel).

Angora hair or Angora fibre refers to the downy coat produced by the Angora the names of the source animals are similar, Angora fibre is distinct from mohair, which comes from the Angora fibre is also distinct from cashmere, which comes from the cashmere is known for its softness, thin fibres, and what knitters refer to as a halo (fluffiness).

These include the attractive Golden, in a rich bright colour similar to a ginger cat, the wool shading to a creamy base; there is the Chocolate of Havana shade, the Sooty-Fawn, and the Blue-Fawn, the latter two often making their appearance to Golden litters, which they closely resemble, the wool being golden with chocolate or dark blue shading respectively on the face, ears, feet and.

Date Book is based on the current actual production of Angora rabbit.

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Angora rabbit breeding from an overview of the physical characteristics and Angora rabbit hair characteristics. species selection and Angora introduction of technology. Angora rabbit breeding techniques.

feed preparation techniques Angora rabbit. Angora rabbit farm. When growing rabbits for commercial wool production, you don't want to do anything which will hurt the rabbit since that decreases the wool production.

The Chinese produce about 80% of the world's angora fiber and most of the bunnies they use are a large white commercial strain which is fairly specific to China.

-"Females produce about 20% more wool than males"--p -"Angoras reach their peak of wool production between 18 and 36 months of age. After three years of age, wool production and reproduction abilities begin a rapid decline."--p -"There is an apparent antagonism between the amount of wool produced and reproductive performance"--P This is the "bible" on Angora Rabbit Keeping.

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Mainly concerning rabbits bred for meat and fur, it also contains practical information on pet rabbits, show rabbits and rabbits used as laboratory animals. Core topics are covered, including rabbit genetics, reproduction, health and diseases, behavior, welfare, fur and meat production, rabbit Reviews: 2.

Other chapters of the book cover structure and production of Angora wool, with information on carding, spinning, plying and felting, and making your own drop spindle.

pages. These two books are also on sale at the National Angora Club Stand at craft festivals and the Bradford and the London Shows. Production is mixed: angora wool plus meat. Thus, financially, meat appears to be the byproduct and angora wool the main product, fetching 55 to 70 percent of the return.

The CSWRI has also introduced German Angora breeds today, which produces to g wool per annum. The present book highlights the trend in rabbit wool production in Himachal Pradesh, cost and profitability of wool production along with break even point of rabbit farms in Himachal Pradesh, market structure of rabbit wool, technological gap.

The real angoras (those raised with wool production in mind, as opposed to the pet market) will shed almost all of their wool at the same best quality wool is pulled off as the rabbit sheds it; that way, both ends of the fibers are tapered.

I know spinners who do demonstrations with rabbits sitting in their laps; the wool is plucked off and spun immediately. Angora rabbits are lovable, loyal and docile pets with the potential to pay their own room and board by producing high-value fiber.

Unless you happen to be a hand spinner yourself, you’ll need to find angora rabbit wool buyers. Fortunately, with increased interest in hand spinning, ethically raised angora is in high demand.

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I was just flipping the 'Rabbit Production' book today and found some interesting facts on Wool growth, Molting, and adjusting feed to manipulate holding time. This is a wonderful book that encompasses ALL aspects of rabbit raising, and I find new information every time I read it:).

Here are a few angora notes. InChina exported $23 million worth of angora rabbit wool, according to the International Trade Center, and in that number was down to $ million.

The Business of Fashion also reports that “countries with cottage industries in angora — including the U.K., France, Italy, and Germany — have also seen exports decrease.”.A herd book was then created, the "Angora Rabbit Book of France". In it, a French Angora rabbit type appeared, with a special wool quality due to the breed (selection effect) and the harvest process (plucking and later defleecing).

Bythere were about angora rabbits, more than breeders and a production of wool of tonnes.Angora wool production. This chapter covers the production of wool from the Angora breed of rabbit. The characteristics of angora wool are presented and compared with that of sheep wool. Wool growth and yield and management of Angora rabbits are discussed as well as the aetiology, treatment and prevention of wool block.