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Celebrating #LaborDay with a little #Family #FarmLabor. Putting meat in the freezer. πŸ’ͺ🏽 😊 πŸ‘©β€πŸŒΎ
09/05/2022

Celebrating #LaborDay with a little #Family #FarmLabor. Putting meat in the freezer. πŸ’ͺ🏽 😊 πŸ‘©β€πŸŒΎ

The kids preparing to #TanHides #VieiraRanchNHomestead #VieiraRanch
06/27/2022

The kids preparing to #TanHides #VieiraRanchNHomestead #VieiraRanch

Kohl putting a little meat in the freezer today. #TAMUK #MeatRabbits πŸ– πŸ‡ #VieiraRanchAndHomestead
06/26/2022

Kohl putting a little meat in the freezer today.
#TAMUK #MeatRabbits πŸ– πŸ‡ #VieiraRanchAndHomestead

06/15/2022

Vieira Ranch & Homestead
On top of our #HeatResistant #CattleHerd we also have a herd of Heat-Resistant #rabbits. We purchased the last of the remaining #TAMUK rabbits from #TexasAMUniverisityKingsville (TAMUK) when they ended their rabbitry program.
This is a 6 month old first time momma. She bred first service in the Gulf Coast heat, built a great nest and kindled a nice litter today, with a 103 degree heat index!!

We made it! #HeatResistant #TAMUK #Rabbits πŸ’ͺ πŸ‡ 🧬 β˜€οΈ

Dr. Steven Lukefahr was the geneticist who created the Tamuks. He has spent over 40 years studying rabbits around the world in different climates and cultures. Many of his projects were to help develop rabbit farms in order to address hunger insecurity in many of the third world cultures that he visited. Many of these regions don’t have feed mills or commercial rabbit feed, therefore the rabbits must be able to thrive on locally grown forages. His work over time developed an amazing line of rabbits with incredible adaptive traits, including heat resistance, allowing for year round meat production without the use of fans, ice or misters! The perfect breed for production in the south.

***(Profesor Lukefahr retired from A&M and the University decided to dissolve the rabbit project, we purchased their entire TAMUK/Composite breeding herd)***

TAMUK - A new breed - About 30 years ago, Dr. Lukefahr began crossing different breeds for backyard meat production to feed his own family. Another objective was steady production, which is enhanced by hybrid vigor due to crossbreeding. Yet another aim was choosing breeds that harbor major genes for coat color. As a result of crossing seven breeds over the years (in chronological order: New Zealand Red, Siamese Satin, Californian, New Zealand White, Dutch, Champagne d’Argent, Harlequin, and Havana), this composite breed now possesses all of the major genes for coat color. In the photo to the left, nine rabbits from the same litter are each of a different color! Examples of colors in this population include agouti and black, blue, chocolate, and lilac, creme and opal, seal and siamese, chinchilla, himalayan and albino, and steel, harlequin (japanese and magpie), and red. As a family activity, this color feature will hopefully pique the curiosity and active interest of children. Also, the skins can be tanned using the natural colors (without dyeing) and made into products that can be sold, for example, at farmers markets. Lastly, this population was recently crossed with our commercial Tamuk NZW line to infuse genes for production for vital traits such as fertility, litter size, milk production, and growth, while adding some additional hybrid vigor as a boost to performance. It should also be pointed out that these rabbits are #HeatTolerant with #AdaptiveCharacteristics that include long ears and thin fur coats #SlickRabbit. Several breeders now in different states are reporting good production success with this new breed.

The #VieiraRanch is just minutes from the #SanBernard #WildlifeRefuge 😊 🐊 🐍 🐒 πŸ¦… 🦒 πŸ¦† πŸ¦‰ 🦩 🐌 🐠
05/03/2022

The #VieiraRanch is just minutes from the #SanBernard #WildlifeRefuge 😊 🐊 🐍 🐒 πŸ¦… 🦒 πŸ¦† πŸ¦‰ 🦩 🐌 🐠

A couple other #RanchResidents 😊 #VieiraRanchAndHomestead #VieiraRanch #Brazoria #Texas #GulfCoast
04/12/2022

A couple other #RanchResidents 😊
#VieiraRanchAndHomestead #VieiraRanch #Brazoria #Texas #GulfCoast

Yahna found a baby #BarredOwl πŸ¦‰ on the ranch today while out climbing trees. 🌳 We always hear them at night, and sometim...
04/12/2022

Yahna found a baby #BarredOwl πŸ¦‰ on the ranch today while out climbing trees. 🌳 We always hear them at night, and sometimes see them while riding, but this is the first baby! I love their sounds. You can listen in the link below . #VieiraRanch #RanchLife #RanchKids

https://youtu.be/zbL-LfGNMl4

Photos from Michael Vieira's post
03/15/2022

Photos from Michael Vieira's post

02/11/2022

Some daily visitors to the #VieiraRanch this morning. β˜€οΈ 🦌 😊 β™₯️

Meet Yahna, if you want to get up close and personal to #Nature and everything #CreepyAndCrawly 🐍 🐊 🐟 🐒 🐌 🦒 she’s your #...
02/05/2022

Meet Yahna, if you want to get up close and personal to #Nature and everything #CreepyAndCrawly 🐍 🐊 🐟 🐒 🐌 🦒 she’s your #RanchGirlGuide. Rather it be on foot 🦢 or #HorseBack 🐎 she will get you where you want to be. #JeffCorwin #GoodLuckKeepingUp, and you better be #brave 😊 #RanchLife #VieiraRanch #CowGirl #MyGirl #DontForgetYourCamera πŸŽ₯

🌱 πŸ‡ 🐰 β™₯️ Since we purchased all the remaining #TAMUK #Rabbit #BreedingStock 🐰 from the #TexasAandMKingsville #Rabbitry, ...
02/05/2022

🌱 πŸ‡ 🐰 β™₯️
Since we purchased all the remaining #TAMUK #Rabbit #BreedingStock 🐰 from the #TexasAandMKingsville #Rabbitry, we have had customers drive as far as 18 hours to come purchase the renowned, easy keeping, #HeatResistant, hardy, fertile, TAMUK. The perfect breed, developed specifically for #Backyard #Homestead #MeatProduction #VieiraRanch

Still have #Tomatoes πŸ… and #Peppers 🌢 December 31st. #NewYearsEve and the #PeachTree πŸ‘ doesn’t know what to do? β™₯️ #Gulf...
12/31/2021

Still have #Tomatoes πŸ… and #Peppers 🌢 December 31st. #NewYearsEve and the #PeachTree πŸ‘ doesn’t know what to do? β™₯️ #GulfCoast #BrazoriaTexas #VieiraRanch #Homestead #FarmStead

12/31/2021

***RABBIT HERD MONITORING WHEEL EXPLAINED***
🐰 #Rabbit πŸ‡ #HerdMonitoringWheel #TAMUK #MeatRabbit #SustainableMeatProduction #VieiraRanch & #Homestead

#Rabbitry πŸ‡ #BarnMonitor Built this today to make it easier to manage the #TAMUK s. We will be able to see what stage ev...
12/30/2021

#Rabbitry πŸ‡ #BarnMonitor
Built this today to make it easier to manage the #TAMUK s. We will be able to see what stage every doe in the barn is in at a quick glance! Now to perfect and get professional graphics.
#VieiraRanch & #Homestead #MeatRabbits #Sustainable #MeatProduction

#VieiraRanchAndHomestead #Farmstead
12/12/2021

#VieiraRanchAndHomestead #Farmstead

#Sustainable #MeatRabbit #Rabbit πŸ‡ Production #VieiraRanch
11/22/2021

#Sustainable #MeatRabbit #Rabbit πŸ‡ Production #VieiraRanch

#CutAndCarry method of feeding your Production #MeatRabbits #Sustainable #Economical  #HealthyCan you replace pellets wi...
11/17/2021

#CutAndCarry method of feeding your Production #MeatRabbits #Sustainable #Economical #Healthy
Can you replace pellets with home grown feed?
How much #forage would I have to feed?
How do I figure #DryMatter?
What’s the best way to process and feed fresh forage?
Let us show you how to answer all these questions and more. Keep following.
#Rabbit πŸ‡

10/21/2021

πŸ’ͺ🏽 πŸ‡ 🌱 πŸ’¦ πŸ– 😊 πŸ‘¨ πŸ‘© πŸ‘§ πŸ‘¦
#TAMUK #Rabbit πŸ‡ #FoodPlot #Sustainable #FoodSecurity 100% #HomeGrown #ForageDiet Let our #Family teach you how.

#FallColors on the #Texas #GulfCoast 🌺 🌸 πŸ‹ 🍊 🌈 πŸƒ πŸͺ΄ 🌴 #VieiraRanch
10/18/2021

#FallColors on the #Texas #GulfCoast
🌺 🌸 πŸ‹ 🍊 🌈 πŸƒ πŸͺ΄ 🌴 #VieiraRanch

10/09/2021

😊 πŸ‡ πŸ‘©β€πŸŒΎ 🌱 🌎
Did you know that it would only take four, quality, 10 to 12 pound, #MeatRabbits πŸ‡ to produce as much meat as a 1,200 pound cow on an annual basis?!? Not only that but you can do it in town or your own back yard, and we can teach you how!
#VieiraRanch #VieiraHomestead #TamukHammock #TAMUK #HeatResistant #Adaptive #Rabbits #BackYard
#Sustainable #Meat #Production #FoodSecurity

We made it! #HeatResistant #TAMUK #Rabbits πŸ’ͺ πŸ‡ 🧬 β˜€οΈThis will definitely bring new Genetics to the #VieiraRanch! Dr. Stev...
10/02/2021

We made it! #HeatResistant #TAMUK #Rabbits πŸ’ͺ πŸ‡ 🧬 β˜€οΈ
This will definitely bring new Genetics to the #VieiraRanch!

Dr. Steven Lukefahr was the geneticist who created the Tamuks. He has spent over 40 years studying rabbits around the world in different climates and cultures. Many of his projects were to help develop rabbit farms in order to address hunger insecurity in many of the third world cultures that he visited. Many of these regions don’t have feed mills or commercial rabbit feed, therefore the rabbits must be able to thrive on locally grown forages. His work over time developed an amazing line of rabbits with incredible adaptive traits, including heat resistance, allowing for year round meat production without the use of fans, ice or misters! The perfect breed for production in the south.

***(Profesor Lukefahr retired from A&M and the University decided to dissolve the rabbit project, we purchased their entire TAMUK/Composite breeding herd)***

TAMUK - A new breed - About 30 years ago, Dr. Lukefahr began crossing different breeds for backyard meat production to feed his own family. Another objective was steady production, which is enhanced by hybrid vigor due to crossbreeding. Yet another aim was choosing breeds that harbor major genes for coat color. As a result of crossing seven breeds over the years (in chronological order: New Zealand Red, Siamese Satin, Californian, New Zealand White, Dutch, Champagne d’Argent, Harlequin, and Havana), this composite breed now possesses all of the major genes for coat color. In the photo to the left, nine rabbits from the same litter are each of a different color! Examples of colors in this population include agouti and black, blue, chocolate, and lilac, creme and opal, seal and siamese, chinchilla, himalayan and albino, and steel, harlequin (japanese and magpie), and red. As a family activity, this color feature will hopefully pique the curiosity and active interest of children. Also, the skins can be tanned using the natural colors (without dyeing) and made into products that can be sold, for example, at farmers markets. Lastly, this population was recently crossed with our commercial Tamuk NZW line to infuse genes for production for vital traits such as fertility, litter size, milk production, and growth, while adding some additional hybrid vigor as a boost to performance. It should also be pointed out that these rabbits are #HeatTolerant with #AdaptiveCharacteristics that include long ears and thin fur coats #SlickRabbit. Several breeders now in different states are reporting good production success with this new breed.

Owner Michael Vieira, a passion for everything #Agriculture #BeenThereDoneThat
09/10/2021

Owner Michael Vieira, a passion for everything #Agriculture
#BeenThereDoneThat

Meet your #HostFamily β™₯️ We, the  Vieira Family are a colorful lot, with a passion for everything #Agriculture  We can’t...
09/05/2021

Meet your #HostFamily β™₯️
We, the Vieira Family are a colorful lot, with a passion for everything #Agriculture We can’t wait to share a little bit of our life with Y’all!
Over the next several weeks we’ll be introducing you to our family one at a time. #VieiraRanch

Some of the things you can expect to see on your #RanchRetreat #TheRanch #VieiraRanch
09/05/2021

Some of the things you can expect to see on your #RanchRetreat #TheRanch #VieiraRanch

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Vieira Ranch & Homestead On top of our #HeatResistant #CattleHerd we also have a herd of Heat-Resistant #rabbits. We purchased the last of the remaining #TAMUK rabbits from #TexasAMUniverisityKingsville (TAMUK) when they ended their rabbitry program. This is a 6 month old first time momma. She bred first service in the Gulf Coast heat, built a great nest and kindled a nice litter today, with a 103 degree heat index!! We made it! #HeatResistant #TAMUK #Rabbits πŸ’ͺ πŸ‡ 🧬 β˜€οΈ Dr. Steven Lukefahr was the geneticist who created the Tamuks. He has spent over 40 years studying rabbits around the world in different climates and cultures. Many of his projects were to help develop rabbit farms in order to address hunger insecurity in many of the third world cultures that he visited. Many of these regions don’t have feed mills or commercial rabbit feed, therefore the rabbits must be able to thrive on locally grown forages. His work over time developed an amazing line of rabbits with incredible adaptive traits, including heat resistance, allowing for year round meat production without the use of fans, ice or misters! The perfect breed for production in the south. ***(Profesor Lukefahr retired from A&M and the University decided to dissolve the rabbit project, we purchased their entire TAMUK/Composite breeding herd)*** TAMUK - A new breed - About 30 years ago, Dr. Lukefahr began crossing different breeds for backyard meat production to feed his own family. Another objective was steady production, which is enhanced by hybrid vigor due to crossbreeding. Yet another aim was choosing breeds that harbor major genes for coat color. As a result of crossing seven breeds over the years (in chronological order: New Zealand Red, Siamese Satin, Californian, New Zealand White, Dutch, Champagne d’Argent, Harlequin, and Havana), this composite breed now possesses all of the major genes for coat color. In the photo to the left, nine rabbits from the same litter are each of a different color! Examples of colors in this population include agouti and black, blue, chocolate, and lilac, creme and opal, seal and siamese, chinchilla, himalayan and albino, and steel, harlequin (japanese and magpie), and red. As a family activity, this color feature will hopefully pique the curiosity and active interest of children. Also, the skins can be tanned using the natural colors (without dyeing) and made into products that can be sold, for example, at farmers markets. Lastly, this population was recently crossed with our commercial Tamuk NZW line to infuse genes for production for vital traits such as fertility, litter size, milk production, and growth, while adding some additional hybrid vigor as a boost to performance. It should also be pointed out that these rabbits are #HeatTolerant with #AdaptiveCharacteristics that include long ears and thin fur coats #SlickRabbit. Several breeders now in different states are reporting good production success with this new breed.
I made it home 🏑 πŸ™ 😊 #VieiraRanch Vieira Ranch & Homestead
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