Many interesting developments have been conducted of the Komsomol all-Union competition of means of mechanization for agriculture. Under section livestock unanimous approval of the jury got the rabbit design mini-farm presented by production Association “Nevskaya Dubrovka” (Leningrad oblast), which produces furniture. Development plots for industrial enterprises and organizations is known to be an integral part of the Food program, adopted at the may (1982) Plenum of the Central Committee of the CPSU. In “Nevskaya Dubrovka”, assess their capabilities, decided to breed rabbits.
Isn’t it risky was that decision, when you consider that often even specialized rabbit farms are unprofitable? No. The Association had the results of years of experience and original designs of cells known breeder and inventor Igor N. Mikhailov, who gave the assurance: in the first year the construction of the farm will pay off and it will be profitable.
A few words about Mikhailov. Man he is a very interesting fate. During the great Patriotic war was an aircraft mechanic. In the peaceful years he graduated from the theater Institute, acted in more than hundred films. Was fond of sports, he entered the correspondence Department of the Institute of physical culture Lesgaft. He played for the national team in trap shooting, became master of sport, then coach. And — it is necessary to stress that in all these different occupations he has been successful not only because of his abilities, but also special research, more inventive approach to any subject of their Hobbies.
The same happened with the rabbits, which he started to breed first at his dacha. Studying the special literature on these animals with beautiful skins and tasty, tender meat, Mikhailov carefully read temesta where one writer contradicted another. As a result, it uncovered several biological paradoxes inherent in the physiology of rabbits. And then found the best way their content embodying it in the design of the bunk of the cell (protected by the copyright certificate № 782773).
What characteristics of growing rabbits “Mikhailov”? First of all, to not fear the frost. One perceptive author in 1913 noted that “frost is the only best breeder””. And reveals this paradox is simple: the rabbit very weak lungs. They weigh just 35 grams, whereas, say, a rabbit of the same size — 500 G. In a warm place for the rabbit is not enough oxygen, which is much more in the cold. Besides, in the cold critters, annoying insects don’t carry disease.