13 comments


  • Lyn topp

    We would like to set up an emu farm on our property and are unsure how to begin . Any tips would be appreciated.

    June 19, 2016
    • Theresa Sjoquist

      Hi Lyn, I think the best you could do would be to find an emu farmer and talk to them. Experience makes a wonderful mentor.

      June 19, 2016
  • Lyn topp

    They seem to be few and far between. Is there a list somewhere?

    June 19, 2016
  • Paul Smith

    Hi Theresa do you know if Lyn managed to contact any Emu farmers ?

    I looked into Emu farming at the time when it was new and recall that feed was the most expensive cost of this farming enterprise. As I recall Massey University produced a specific pelletted feed for Emu farming.

    I too would like to see if Emu farming was a viable smallfarming option these days.

    I believe many people got burnt (also in the Ostrich farming enteprise ) due to speculators and profiteers (not farmers) spoiling these business ventures. Same thing as happened years ago in the mohair industry.

    If you can help in any way that would be great.

    Kind regards

    Paul

    June 20, 2016
    • Theresa Sjoquist

      Hi Paul, I don’t know if Lyn found anyone. I realised in retrospect the link I supplied was an old one. The emu farm I wrote about was in the Far North and I don’t know if it still runs. You might try checking into the agricultural or farm governing bodies and track any emu farms down that way. If Massey was producing emu feed, perhaps they’re worth a call. Problems occurred in the industry when new rules were applied, I believe to packaging and/or selling meat from home – a licence was required at quite a price, although it wasn’t clear as to why the rules had been introduced. This may be part of any decline that may have occurred in the industry.

      June 20, 2016
  • Paul Smith

    Thanks Theresa, I know that commercial killing and processing plants for Ostrich and Emu were being set up back in the day. Those probably declined at the same time as the licencing issue.
    Will see what more I can find out.

    Kind regards
    Paul

    June 21, 2016
  • AMINU DABU

    Looking for any Emu farm where I could get a training on how to rear these wonderful birds.Any help would be most welcomed.

    January 29, 2017
    • Theresa Sjoquist

      Thanks for your query, but I can’t help you with this. Perhaps inquire through Trade & Industry?

      January 29, 2017
  • Mary Te Anau-Lawrence

    Im just wondering where is the closet emu farm where i could buy few feathers from. I live in Pukekohe,Auckland

    January 29, 2020
    • Theresa Sjoquist

      Thanks, but this is a very old article now and I wouldn’t have any idea. Kind regards, Theresa

      January 29, 2020
  • Wendy

    Just wondering if anyone knows where I can buy any fertile Emu/Ostrich eggs from, really wanting to hatch and raise my own if possible, having no luck looking on Google.
    Thanks

    May 11, 2020
    • Theresa Sjoquist

      Thanks Wendy, Unfortunately, I am only a writer, and that article is a few years old.

      Kind regards

      Theresa

      May 11, 2020

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