As breeders and judges we may not see many, or any, commercial classes at all-breed sanctioned shows throughout most of the year. However, for 2-3 months out of the year as we enter the “Fair Season” these are generally the largest classes we encounter at county and state fairs. Considering we may encounter very few the [...]
Exhibiting a pen of rabbits for market class competition at the county fair can be a fun, rewarding, educational, and even profitable project with the right care, feeding, and management. Whether this is your first time as a rabbit owner or not, here are some important points to help keep your market fryers on a track [...]
If you are a breeder or grower who purchases live rabbits, AGM recommends you review your biosecurity measures as a precaution and take steps to address potential gaps. The following actions will significantly reduce the chance of RHDV2 or other contagious diseases affecting rabbits: • Do not allow pet, feral, or wild rabbits to have contact [...]
With the ARBA Convention on the horizon and Nationals shows taking place throughout the US in the spring driving to these shows can be time consuming and unfeasible, so some of us turn to air travel to get us and our rabbits and cavies there.
This document is being created in order to provide guidance to all individuals who care for rabbits and cavies for the purposes of pets, show animals, commercial uses (i.e. food, fiber, and exhibition) and laboratory uses. This document is also meant to serve as a guide for individuals who serve in animal welfare and regulatory [...]
Within the Rabbit and Cavy community the most common area of criticism from both judges and exhibitors alike is inconsistent or improper posing. Too many good animals are culled because they are improperly posed.
Showmanship is a "vet check" on your animal. It's like the process judges and registrars go through while checking animals. You will be checking your animal for any health issues such as malocclusion, abscesses, and more. So thoroughly check the animal. This process should make be sure your animal is a quality show animal. It also [...]
Easter is a Time for Celebration - Not a Surprise Addition to the Household. The Easter Bunny will soon be making his rounds and children are already looking forward to the gifts and treats tucked inside their baskets on Easter morning. One gift that often finds its way into that basket is a child's very [...]