Rabbits require only minimal space and can have several litters per year. In addition, rabbits are higher in protein and lower in fat than other domestic animals used for meat, and so are in great demand by many growing families to provide nutritious and delicious meat for the family table.
Champagne rabbits in particular have rapid growth with a high dress-out percentage and meat-to-bone ratio compared to other meat breeds, making the breed ideal for commercial or home meat production. Due to this, fryer-age Champagnes have historically been called the "back angus of the rabbit world".
Following the Western North Carolina tradition of sustainable agriculture, The Homestead Rabbitry continues to produce breeding stock for both show rabbits and meat production.