Commercial Rabbit Production Management Wheel

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Meat Goat Management WheelM. Ray McKinnie
Administrator and Associate Dean of Extension
North Carolina A&T State University
Niki Whitley
Animal Science Specialist
North Carolina A&T State University

This versatile, easy-to-use Commercial Rabbit Production Management Wheel makes decisions about commercial rabbit management and production simple.

The wheel is a management calendar that helps you schedule tasks. Use it in the way that best suits your management style. For example:

  • Rotate the wheel to your ideal kindle date to learn the recommended dates for all the management tasks for the entire cycle.
  • Rotate the wheel to the date breeding began to find out when the kits should start arriving.
  • Rotate the wheel to the date the kits arrived to determine when to remove the nest box and wean the litter.

The wheel contains general management information that can be adjusted for individual operations and different management styles. If you have questions about any of these management or production recommendations, consult an expert or professional in your area.

This 7.875-by-7.875-inch wheel is made of high-quality, washable plastic that will last a long time. In combination with a wall calendar, this tool will help producers stay on schedule.


  • Rabbit
  • Breeding
  • Kindling
  • Reproduction
  • Palpate
  • Nest box
  • Nutrition
  • Weaning
  • Fryers
  • Market weight
  • Agribusiness
  • Business management
  • Production management
Based on a model developed at Winrock International/Heifer Project International.