Western Australia, Pasture management, Vertebrate pests, Rabbits, Habitat destruction.
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Rabbits eat a lot of pasture that would be normally available for other more profitable types of livestock. Just how much they do eat we cannot say, although most farmers have their own ideas on the subject. Some farmers maintain that a rabbit will eat (or damage) as much pasture as a sheep; others say that 12 rabbits are needed to equal one sheep. Possibly the true figure lies somewhere between these limits, but if any reader has definite views or recorded observations on the comparisons, I would be glad to hear from him.
Gooding, C. D.
"Rabbit damage to pastures,"
Journal of the Department of Agriculture, Western Australia, Series 3: Vol. 4
, Article 16.
Available at: https://researchlibrary.agric.wa.gov.au/journal_agriculture3/vol4/iss6/16