Story: Exotic farm animals

Ostriches (1st of 2)


These one-year-old ostriches have reached slaughter weights of around 100 kilograms. There is a ready market for ostrich meat, but unless a farm is near one of the few specialist killing facilities, transport difficulties and costs make meat production uneconomic.

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Jim Esson, 'Exotic farm animals - Ostriches and emus', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 24 May 2022)

Story by Jim Esson, published 24 Nov 2008