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Harvesting Angora Rabbit Fiber

Find out how angora rabbits can provide an easy value-added product to your urban farm.

Keeping angora rabbits for fiber can be a rewarding activity for urban farmers, especially as people are growing crazy for fiber arts. Because angora rabbits are small and quiet, they are ideal livestock for people who live in close quarters. Plus, they’re easy to care for, needing only daily feeding and weekly grooming.

Harvesting angora wool is simple, and the product can easily become an additional source of income for your household. Watch the video above to find out how easy it is to harvest angora fiber.

Take note, while angoras can be a great addition to your urban farm, they should not be pets for small children due to their grooming requirements. The rabbits’ hair mats easily, which can be a health hazard to the rabbits.

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After seeing a video on how angora is harvested in China I vowed not to wear it again and signed a petition to stop the abuse. I am delighted to see that Urban Farms practices humane treatments to their rabbits for harvesting their fur. I am hoping this is the common practice here in the United States of America and will continue to research it for my own knowledge. Afterall, I love wearing angora but not at the expense of an animals happiness.
Verena, Point Harbor, NC
Posted: 1/13/2014 1:41:23 PM
Came close to raising them! Till I found out city ordnance does not allow me to do so.
Dante, Hyde Park, MA
Posted: 10/25/2013 9:40:02 PM
Good to know
a, Houston, TX
Posted: 8/24/2012 10:40:12 AM
A friend of mine spins wools and cottons into yarns. Interesting stuff.
Carl, Livermore, CA
Posted: 1/26/2012 10:20:33 AM

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