Tuesday, January 10, 2023

Could rabbits save us foreign exchange?

 Rabbit has grown in popularity in various parts of the world where is it welcomed for a variety of reasons. There are so many who find rabbits appealing, some want trinkets [see https://everythingbunnyrabbit.com/]. However, it must be noted with keen interest that for many, rabbit meat is considered a food source. If you need to learn about rearing rabbits there is information that you can consider below: 

Rabbit Consumption
So how popular is rabbit meat? It is heavily consumed in countries like Italy, Spain, France, and China; people in these destinations consume approximately 8kg per person of rabbit meat. 

Among the reasons given is that meat is cheap, healthy, and environmentally friendly. Rabbit is entirely white meat. There are some 89 countries that import rabbit meat and this is their consumption levels that seem quite high, along with the reasons. [https://www.nationmaster.com/nmx/ranking/import-of-rabbit-or-hare-meat-and-offal]

Rabbit Breeds in Barbados
Within Barbados, there are breeds of rabbits that are desired by those who live in the island for a variety of reasons. There are as follows:
  • New Zealand White
  • New Zealand Red
  • The Californian
  • The English
  • The Flemish Giant
  • and The Chinchilla
In terms of meat production, the popularity stays with The Flemish Giant and The New Zealand Red. 

Interested in Cuniculture
Cuniculture is the agricultural practice of breeding and raising domestic rabbits as livestock for their meat. Rabbits may be obtained from the Ministry of Agriculture and Food Safety where you can further get advice on care and maintenance. This information was made available in GIS Barbados which cited Cathy Lashley, October 19, 2021.  

Now that you know that you have access to a readily available resource. It appears to be a low entry point into the market and the product is in high enough demand. Why are we not capitalizing on this opportunity to boost our exports and make the linkages to tourism where we market to some of the same countries that readily include rabbits in their diets? It's an alternative which can be included in our menus, which brings me to the culinary elements. [See https://www.gourmettraveller.com.au/recipes/recipe-collections/rabbit-recipes-15016

With the amount of existing and emerging food service entities, why are we not using our culinary creativity? We have award-winning chefs, foodies and some great creative minds within the field of agriculture. We have a hospitality institute and a number of culinary schools; why isn't our creativity shining? 

I hope that you explore the links within this article for thought joggers as to how you can differentiate yourselves within the market. Are there other elements to consider? Yes there are, but we can discuss those when you book an appointment with us. Thanks so much for allowing me to share with you. Have a phenomenal day. Visit us at bladesandbladesconsultancy.com 

Friday, January 6, 2023

A method for reducing business plan costs?!?!


This is a new year, and I wish you the very best. 

Getting down to business, how can you get into business in a cost-effective manner. Business plans tend to be expensive, however, did you know that you can use some techniques to reduce the costs to your business and yourselves? 

Though this isn't an advertisement. I can say that we've had to search for methods to get more start-ups going in an affordable manner. There are a number of reasons why this change is necessary. The other approaches to be introduced are allowing for more flexibility and adjustments than a business plan. They, business plans, tend to be more static. 

Information based on research can be adapted more easily. The processes to be used create opportunities for a deeper dive into the business allowing more elements to be customized to suit the requirements of the business more readily. 

I guess by now, you're interested in finding out a bit more about what I'm referencing. Should you be interested then contact us for more information. Visit us at bladesandbladesconsultancy.com and check the contact us section. 

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