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Thread: Pet fooding possums, hares and rabbits

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    Pet fooding possums, hares and rabbits

    Thanks for all your advice on the last post. I have another question.
    My son whos almost 8 has taken up trapping on farm. 2 nights and 10 possums down from 10 traps. Hes collected the fur but seems a waste chucking the bodies.
    I looked into pest pro but wanted to know if anyone has processed and sold pet food themselves. I looked on MPI and there wasnt a whole lot of clear info. All I could see was needing to do a RMP. What exactly does this entail?
    As mentioned in the last post we have tonnes of small game and it would be good to utilise the whole animal as much as possible.

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    If you want to sell animals for pet food I would approach a couple of pet food processors and find out if they buy wild game. If yes they will have all the MPI templates and guide you through registration
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    You know that Fond Foods the manufacturers of Possyum are just down the road from you in Paeroa heh.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Flyblown View Post
    You know that Fond Foods the manufacturers of Possyum are just down the road from you in Paeroa heh.
    As far as I’m aware they only buy large quantities and through the likes of pest pro however if I’m wrong that would be best

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chelsea View Post
    As far as I’m aware they only buy large quantities and through the likes of pest pro however if I’m wrong that would be best
    Everyone starts somewhere, so the processor may take a young fella under their wing with an eye to him being fulltime in a few years
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    if you have poison free trapped possum bodies,feed them to your own dogs,no better tucker but DO NOT feed the house dog/pet. the smell of possum farting dogs is fowl.
    the local pighunter/pighunters pighunting club will be able to put you in touch with some one who will possibly be happy to supply "pocket money supliment" in exchange for the poison free bodies.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Micky Duck View Post
    ..DO NOT feed the house dog/pet. the smell of possum farting dogs is fowl...
    So it smells like chicken shit? Think you meant "foul" MD

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    well apparently weka shit is foul fowl foul any way you spell it it just plain stinks LOL.
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    If anyone interested rabbits business, not for pet food since too many people are doing it, and have land access to large quantities in SI, we may can talk about it to build some extra earnings.
    Always short of one more good fishing & hunting friend.

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    Possum tastes good, just use the young ones, yummy

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chelsea View Post
    As far as Im aware they only buy large quantities and through the likes of pest pro however if Im wrong that would be best
    Talk to Zach at Pest Pro. They're currently in katikati but factory is moving to Wahi( might already be there). He'll see you right.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chelsea View Post
    Thanks for all your advice on the last post. I have another question.
    My son who’s almost 8 has taken up trapping on farm. 2 nights and 10 possums down from 10 traps. He’s collected the fur but seems a waste chucking the bodies.
    I looked into pest pro but wanted to know if anyone has processed and sold pet food themselves. I looked on MPI and there wasn’t a whole lot of clear info. All I could see was needing to do a RMP. What exactly does this entail?
    As mentioned in the last post we have tonnes of small game and it would be good to utilise the whole animal as much as possible.
    RMP stands for Risk Management Plan and that would pertain to the processor. Essentially to supply now you need to be an MPI approved supplier, sit a test ect. Need poison decelerations ect at the point of supply.

 

 

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