RE: [gardeners] Re: compost,Emus

Murray, Raelene (
Wed, 28 Apr 1999 15:58:06 +1000

They sell their meat both as a gourmet product through specialist butchers
in about five city locations.  They also sell it for pet food when they need
to be a big cull.  It is definitely a niche product though.  Even here in
Australia not everyone is enthusiastic about trying it - until they do of
course.  I imagine that "barrier" could be even more so overseas.  Another
by-line they have is to sell emu pies.  They are sold through another
family's farm but I was under the impression they were going to try gourmet
outlets as well.

Public perception is the biggest killer as I already mentioned.


	-----Original Message-----
	From:	Allen and Judy Merten []
	Sent:	Wednesday, 28 April 1999 1:13 PM
	Subject:	Re: [gardeners] Re: compost,Emus

	Hi Rae,
	    Has your family found a market for the Emu meat? With only 8
left I'm not
	looking for a market of course, just curious.  Emu ranching in Texas
appears to
	have died hard.
	    They seem to be an ideal bird for the small homesteader.
	Bastrop Co.
	SE Central Tx.

	Murray, Raelene (K. Wilkie, MP) wrote: