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Emu Farmers Handbook SPECIAL – BOOKS STILL AVAILABLE !

May 9, 2024 |

Emu Farmers Handbook SPECIAL – BOOKS STILL AVAILABLE !    Every emu owner should have a copy of the “Emu Farmers Handbook” by Maria Minnaar. The information in this book is invaluable with information that those who raise emus should know.     These available books, are a collector’s item. They are the remaining last “NEW”…

Interview with Kymara Lonergan

April 25, 2024 |

Interview with Kymara Lonergan (30 minutes) Exploring Emu Farming in the Hudson Valley  03-21-2024

Green Eggs Ready For Easter

March 21, 2024 |

“If you want to make an omelet, you have to break a few eggs’” or so goes the old saying.  But, to raise emus, you have to hatch a few eggs.  Now, what does a farmer do with all the eggs that they don’t intend to hatch?  It’s amazing what can be done with these…

You Can Do “WHAT” With Emu Feathers?

January 30, 2024 |

You Can Do “WHAT” With Emu Feathers? by Joylene Reavis    Everyone recognizes that emu meat is deliciously nutritious; that emu fat is rendered and refined into emu oil; and that emu hides make beautiful leather goods.  But, did you know that emu feathers can be used in a variety of ways to add extra…

Animal Welfare Act Clarification

January 15, 2024 |

Animal Welfare Act Clarification      There have been a lot of questions about how the USDA APHIS considers Emus in the new Animal Welfare Act/Bird Rules.  The AEA found it very confusing so went right to the  top administrators for answers      The bottom line is, “USDA APHIS says emus are an EXOTIC but,…

Animal Welfare Act-Bird Rules for EMUS

January 2, 2024 |

Animal Welfare Act-Bird Rules for EMUS Dr. Elizabeth Pannill DVM, a veterinary medical officer with the USDA-APHIS Animal Care program and speaker at the September 2023 American Emu Association (AEA) Convention explained that “The Animal Welfare Act considers ratites to be livestock (farm animals) when raised and used solely for purposes of harvesting meat, fat,…

How to spot FAKE Emu Oil???!!!

December 18, 2023 |

Emu oil is a tremendous oil with many well documented benefits.  It is a natural anti-inflammatory, penetrates deep in the skin, and has even been shown to have benefits when ingested.  Research has shown that it can decrease cholesterol and decrease gut inflammation.  A simple Google search will result in numerous companies selling emu oil…

Sale of Animal Antibiotics & Antimicrobials Banned Without a Veterinary Prescription

November 28, 2023 |

All animal owners, including those with emus, should be aware of recent rules that prohibits the retail sale of antibiotics and antimicrobials without a veterinary prescription.

Fencing for Emu’s

October 30, 2023 |

   Large birds wandering down the road can illustrate what can happen when you have inadequate fencing for your emus.  A loud noise, a strange animal or a myriad of other things can set an emu into a full-blown rampage.  All it takes is a toe hold in the fence and suddenly they have toppled…

Meat The Farmer!!!

October 11, 2023 |

Meat The Farmer! Spend a lovely Autumn day in the heart of The Hudson Valley, NY and sample the harvest bounty of local farms! The American Emu Association will be participating in Meat The Farmer: Savor The Flavor Of Local Agriculture, sponsored by Cornell Cooperative Extension of Ulster County, NY. The event will take place…

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