AEA Study -- Are you really buying pure emu oil? After the 2012 American Emu Association (AEA) Convention, the AEA Board hoped to find a way that would help our members, others in the emu industry, and consumers be sure they were purchasing authentic emu oil.
Emu Egg Shells Take Center Stage
Many families color eggs for the Easter holiday. In some homes it is an early Spring ritual. The decorated eggs are so bright and colorful! But, instead of chicken eggs, some "eggers" (people who decorate egg shells) use emu egg shells to create beautiful works of art year round.
Missouri Event Provides Learning Experience
KANSAS CITY, Missouri – On July 13th-15th emu farmers from across the United States and around the world will attend the 3 day 2012 American Emu Association (AEA) National Convention being held this year at the Marriott Kansas City Airport Hotel, Kansas City, Missouri. AEA members along with other emu growers, will meet for 3 days of education and demonstrations with a chance to meet new people and visit with old friends.
(January 2012) There have been cases where Emu Oil has been adulterated or cut with other ingredients and then an attempt was made to pass the resulting product off as pure Emu Oil. Mike Eppley, president of the American Emu Association (AEA) recently reported, "We have heard of cases where unscrupulous dealers have cut the emu oil with vegetable oil or some other oil and then tried to sell it to an unsuspecting product company."
(July 2011) The winners are in! The 2011 Midwest EGGS'travaganza Emu Egg Art Contest, sponsored by the American Emu Association (AEA), has been held and the top three emu egg "works of art" have been chosen.
Summer creates its share of special skin problems.
The skin all over the body is subjected to sun, wind, salt and chlorinated pool water at this time of year. Emu Oil is the answer to sunburned, dry and irritated skin.
The skin is a natural barrier against Summer sun and wind. The outermost layer of skin (epidermis) is very important to keeping the inner layers of skin protected. Leading skin specialists agree that this is the time of year that the skin craves oils to replenish those being lost through the sun's burning rays.
Emus hatch from eggs. Emu eggs are laid by emus. Which came first is a perplexing question that cannot easily be answered. Whichever it was, we are glad that both emus and emu eggs are part of the U.S. agricultural scene.
An emu is a large flightless bird that is native to Australia. They can stand nearly 6 feet tall and weigh over 120 pounds. Emus produce highly nourishing red meat with no fat marbled through the muscles. The fat from the emu can be refined into a moisturizing oil with the same lipid (fat) panel as human skin that nourishes the cells. The emu lays a dark green egg that has an average weight of one and a half pounds. Most emu hens will lay an egg every 3 days during their laying season.