Can you farm emu?

Can you farm emu?

Although they are considered a long-term investment, emus don’t require the large areas of land associated with many other types of livestock and due to the variety of marketable products, both small and large farms can successfully raise these big birds that found their way from the Outback to America.

How profitable is an emu farm?

One proven emu breeding pair will produce from thirty to fifty fertile eggs per breeding season. If on average thirty chicks grow to eighteen months, when they are ready for slaughter, one pair would bring in an average annual income of $150,000 annually.

How many acres do emus need?

Because emus love to jump and run (they tend to be silly at all stages of life), the more space to roam, the better. Many breeders house pairs in 1000 square feet of space per pair of emu. An acre of land can house about 10 pairs with room to roam.

How do you make money with emus?

Emu skin is used in making leather products like boots, belts, wallets and handbags. Feathers are used in the automotive paint process for dusting. The meat is lean and a healthy replacement for red meat, high in iron and protein and low in cholesterol.

What is the price of emu bird?

Only three years ago, the cost of a pair of emus hovered around Rs. 35,000. Now, a fully-grown emu is priced at just Rs. 55.

How much do emu eggs sell for?

Emu Hatching Egg – $35.00 : – Store.

How high a fence do emus need?

The very best option for emu and ostrich fencing is a six-foot-high electric fence. The use of barbless wires helps to keep the emus and ostriches from harm when they run into the fence at top speed. This type of fence is also very difficult for the birds to climb or jump over.

Can you sell emu meat?

Nationwide, there are about two dozen big-time emu farmers who raise and sell the birds to make money for their meat and oils, according to Pounder. Most of the farmers either sell directly to neighbors, friends, health food stores and food co-ops, or team up with manufacturers to market and sell the goods.

Do you need a licence for an emu?

Animal lovers with a penchant for exotic pets can now keep sloths, raccoons or even emus after the Government relaxed the regulations on owning wild animals. A total of 33 new species can now be owned without a licence after a review of the Dangerous Wild Animals Act deemed them not to be a risk to the public.

How long does it take for an emu to grow?

12 to 14 months
Emus are full-grown at 12 to 14 months but don’t reach sexual maturity until about 2 years of age.

How many eggs does an emu lay per year?

Emu lay eggs in the winter months, usually between November and March. Eggs are laid every 3 or 4 days, with an average of 30 eggs laid per season. Some may produce up to 50 eggs per season. The incubation period for emu eggs is 46 to 56 days with an average of 50 days.

How much does an emu eat per day?

1 1/2 pounds
An adult emu will eat an average of 1 1/2 pounds of ground or pelleted feed per day. They will eat less if they are allowed to “graze” all day long with feed available to them at all times. It is not advised to keep emus with other poultry.

Is it legal to sell emu eggs?

Emus are protected under the Biodiversity Conservation Act 2016 in New South Wales. Taking emus or emu eggs from the wild is illegal. You need a licence to farm emus for their meat, skin, oil, eggs and feathers. You also need a licence to obtain captive-sourced emu eggs to carve or decorate and sell.

How much is a full grown emu worth?

Offering or selling an emu for slaughtering will pay around $500 to $800 per adult animal. A single breeding pair produces more meat and leather than one cow breeding pair.

Can 2 male emus live together?

In emus, the females will choose their mates and will fight other females over the mates. Male emus may also fight, but we’ve found many of our females to choose more than one male and the extra males get along fine with each other.

Do emus taste good?

Is emu meat any good? Absolutely! In addition to being healthy, emu meat tastes like a delicious cross between beef and chicken. It’s an awesome meat to substitute for beef or chicken in just about any recipe – even exotic jerky!

How much does an emu chick cost?

Our price for a 1 week old emu chick is $85.00. The price goes up per week after that (see chart below). We do recommend the 3 month old chicks since, most “problems” show up before this age. Their price would be $145.00.

Is EMU ranch open to public?

Montana Emu Ranch is a closed facility to the public and we are in full operation to get your orders shipped as quickly as possible. As always we ship orders within 24 business hours of receipt. Please stay safe and keep your families safe!

Who is the founder of wild rose EMU ranch?

On the Wild Rose Emu Ranch, founders Joe and Clover Quinn are just as enamored of these captivating flightless birds, and they are proud to extend their line of emu products (100% emu oil, skin care, meats, eggs and decorative) to you. At Wild Rose Emu Ranch, we are home to approximately 120 emus.

How long does it take to ship from Emu ranch?

Montana Emu Ranch is a closed facility to the public and we are in full operation to get your orders shipped as quickly as possible. As always we ship orders within 24 business hours of receipt.

How are emu chicks raised?

They were raised in the house first inside a makeshift crib. Emu chicks are like ducklings. They will imprint on you and follow you around. If you have dogs or cats, make sure the dog and cat understand not to eat them as they are fragile at first. When raising emus, start with a young emu, preferably a day old to a week old.