The Economics of An Industry
The Emu revolution is gathering momentum and is poised to become the next substantial domestic and export earner within the Unites States. Emu farming has opened a potential product range that has international scope with demands so great the the expansion over thew next decade promises to be significant, resulting in a staggering earning potential for breeders and investors alike.
A new opportunity is available for persons to participate at various levels in this exciting new industry. The Emu industry is in its infancy in the U.S. and now is the time to become involved. The interest and investments in this exciting new industry are largely due to the products and advantages discussed below:
Emu Meat is red in color with a flavor similar to beef yet contains less calories and cholesterol than chicken. Additionally, emu is a pure, wholesome product containing NO chemicals or hormones. Qualities that are sure to satisfy the appetites of many health conscious Americans.
Emu Oil is receiving world wide acclaim for its medical applications. It is currently being used and tested as a medical carrier, an aid to arthritis and all types of muscle and joint pain as well as treatment for burn pain and scarring. In addition, claims that Emu oil possesses extraordinary anti-aging elements are currently under study with results to date attracting serious interest from the cosmetic industry.
Emu Leather is a world class leather that is is attracting overwhelming interest in the high fashion industry as en exotic leather with high value.
Emu Feathers are the only forked feathers in the world with their long, narrow design complimenting high fashion and jewelry designs in addition to practical uses such as feather dusters and fishing lures.
Emu Eggs are the only eggs in the world supporting 8 layers of colors allowing them to be carved into cameo fashion heirlooms and cut and transformed into music and jewelry boxes.
No other livestock can be compared to the Emu in it’s offerings. In producing two vital and at least three decorative by-products, the Emu surpasses even the buffalo in product diversity and yield.
The Emu Advantage
The Emu, second only in size to the Ostrich, is a native of Australia and offers strong advantages over traditional livestock.
- The Emu is relatively simple to farm and easy to manage.
- It adapts to almost any climactic condition.
- It has a very low susceptibility to disease.
- It integrates well with other farming operations, i.e. horses, cattle, sheep, etc.
- It requires very little ground space when compared to other livestock, (15 acres easily accommodates up to 600 birds.)
- It efficiently converts feed to meat yielding 28-30 lb. of premium meat at a processing age of one year old which allows a quick turnover of stock for the breeder.
- It consumes negligible dollars in feed (approx $85 per year) resulting in a high proportion of product revenue to low maintenance costs.
- It has created a worldwide demand for breeding stock, meat, oil. leather, feathers and other by-products.
Emu Economics – Why The Time Is Right
NOW is the time to seize the opportunity to become involved in America’s newest & most exciting agri-business. A product demand cycle is imminent as more consumers become aware of the healthy and vital products produced by the Emu. the industry has endured through the high-prices breeding cycle and is currently breaking into the commercial market with with secure knowledge in husbandry and product development. This means that new comers will find stock prices attractive, will not incur the capital losses incurred by the pioneers in the trial & error phase of husbandry and will not have to wait for products to be refined and developed as they are readily available and in place.
With our population increasing rapidly, the demand for a healthy meat protein only continues to soar both here and abroad. Our very unstable weather patters have and will continue to have a devastating impact on the beef and pork market. Here, the Emu will emerge as the treasure that it is. Unlike traditional livestock which can take up to 3 years to harvest, the Emu is ready to harvest in just one year.
Because the bird population is relatively small, the demand for product will quickly exhaust all available harvest stock. As a result, the industry will enjoy a returned value for the existing breeding birds and higher prices for foundation stock as well as slaughter stock. It is inevitable that a surge in breeding stock prices will once again occur as these cycles continue through the laborious birth of an industry.