Story: Exotic farm animals

Emu chicks (2nd of 2)

Emu chicks

Murray Goss, pictured with these four-month-old emu chicks, was one of the pioneering emu farmers in New Zealand. There was widespread interest in emu farming in the 1990s, but recently the difficulties of getting birds slaughtered for meat have led to a decline in the industry and the Emu Association has gone into recess.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Dominion Post Collection (PAColl-7327)
Reference: EP/1995/0165/1
Photograph by Melanie Burford

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Jim Esson, 'Exotic farm animals - Ostriches and emus', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 17 May 2022)

Story by Jim Esson, published 24 Nov 2008