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Emu Husbandry

Emu Production Guidelines

Guidelines for Caring for Emus print the pdf brochure Provide a Balanced Diet– A variety of feed ingredients are used in proper proportions to produce the perfect diet for emus throughout their lives. Corn, barley, milo (grain sorghum), wheat and oats are among...

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Judging and Conformation of Emus

Also see the printable version of The Judging and Conformation of Emus Non-Conformational Traits Gentle pecking would be considered a positive trait, as this activity indicates curiosity, friendliness and calmness.  An exception is hard or violent pecking...

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General Emu Fact Sheets

The following two printable general emu fact sheets provide a factual overview of the emu. Including anatomy, chicks, meat, eggs, feathers, leather, fat and oil. These sheets were created for teachers, but are relevant to anyone seeking more general information about...

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Guidelines for Sexing Emus

Also see the full printable Guidelines for Sexing Emus DNA SEXING In DNA sexing the laboratory sends a sample collection kit to the farmer.  Following instructions, a blood or mature feather sample from the emu is collected and sent to a laboratory for gender...

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Founded in 1989, The American Emu Association is a non-profit trade association representing breeders, producers and marketers of emu meat, oil and other emu co-products. The emu industry is an alternative agricultural industry, dominated by the small farmer, who is devoted to humane and environmentally positive practices that will produce beneficial products for society. For more information about the American Emu Association (AEA) or the emu industry visit or call 541-332-0675.

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