Alligator Farming

Alligator nestBecause the alligator hide and meat market is extremely volatile, alligator farming is a very tenuous business. For a primer on what alligator farming involves, read the extension publications below and review the alligator farming regulations, 68A-25.004, 68A-25.031, and 68A-25.052 FACicon_pdf.gif.  Also, the availability of permits to collect wild alligator eggs and hatchlings is limited.  Only 30 alligator farmers may be permitted to participate in each of the egg and hatchling programs, and these permits are usually reserved by existing alligator farms.


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