Throughout countless posts, we’ve discussed emus and their beneficial oils extensively. We’ve even covered the difference between emus and the fellow flightless ostrich. While we’re at it, we thought it’d be interesting to take a deeper look into the other…
Here at Willow Springs Emu Oil we specialize in emu oil products, but we have noticed that many people often get emus confused with ostriches. While both are large, flightless birds, the emu and the ostrich have many differences. Our…
By now, you should be aware of the numerous benefits Emu oil presents to your body, not to mention the nutrition their meat provides. Plain and simple, emus are full of advantages for the human body. From treating cuts and…
A Quick Guide to Raising Emu As one of the newer livestock industries in North America, raising Emu presents a variety of benefits and can be quite simple, as Emu are easily manageable. Emu aren’t known to show aggression toward…
What is an Emu
Emu are members of the Ratite family of flightless birds, which have small or under-developed wings. Emu, the world’s second largest living bird, are native to Australia, where they are found in the deserts, forests and on the plains.
Emu were originally imported to the United States from 1930 to 1950 as exotic zoo stock. In 1960, the Emu was designated Australia’s national bird, and an Australian government ban on exporting the Emu has been in effect for over 40 years.
Why Raise Emu?
Emu are one of the newest livestock industries in North America. Raising Emu offers a Good rate of return on investment. They are very tough, hardy birds that adapt well to most climates and conditions.
Docile, curious and easily managed, Emu do not generally show any aggression to humans, even in the breeding season.
Emu do not require elaborate housing and do well in modified older farm buildings or shelters.
Emu do not require prime farm land to be raised. Marginal land not suited for crops can be utilized. Fifty to sixty birds per acre is acceptable. Emu ranching is an efficient, environmentally conscious way to raise livestock.
EMUZING EMU PHOTOS
Emu are quite unusual, emuzing and rarely stand still long enough for good close-up photographs.