- Very willingly eat freshly sprouted barley feed
- Female rabbits have more milk to feed their babies
- By feeding rabbits sprouted fodder – feed cost savings up to 50 %
Normally rabbits weigh between 2-2.5kg live weight and 1-1.5kg carcass weight at 14 weeks. After feeding sprouting fodder the rabbits took only 12 weeks to reach this weight.
However the real surprise was the increase in birth rates. As stated previously a set of babies is normally 6-8 kittens. After being fed fodder this average increased to 8-12 per set with one mother giving birth to 15.