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Why You Should Consider Ostrich Farming by FredericMiracle(m): 10:33pm On Feb 10, 2020
Ostriches allow the farmer to make higher and quicker returns on investment. In recent years, a number of European and American beef producers have converted to ostrich farming because of its amazing profitability. Some serious comparison here would be great.
On one hand, a typical cow produces one calf every year. This calf will be ready for market in two years and produce about 250kg of beef at slaughter.

On the other hand, an ostrich produces up to 40 eggs every year and these chicks usually reach market size in about 14 months yielding meat that weighs up to 1,800 kilograms!
In addition to meat, an ostrich (including its mature offspring) can produce up to 50 square metres of leather and 36 kilograms of feather… in just one year!

If properly managed, a single female ostrich can produce up to 72,000 kilograms of meat, 2,000 square metres of leather and 2,000 kilograms of feathers during her economic (productive) lifetime.
Compared to other traditional farm animals (cattle, goats, pigs, fish, chicken and turkey), ostriches are quite easy to raise and most ostrich farm projects turn out to be very successful.
The most important period in the life of every ostrich is the first 3 to 5 months of its life when a good and balanced diet containing the sufficient quantities of important nutrients are required.

The Market For Ostrich Products

One of the reasons why ostrich farming is so profitable is the number of valuables an ostrich has to offer; and very little ever goes to waste.
Ostrich eggs, meat, hide (leather) and feather are very highly priced and command high prices on the local and international markets.

(1) Meat

As we mentioned earlier, ostrich meat is by far the healthiest alternative to all traditional meats.
It has lower fat, calories and cholesterol than beef, chicken, turkey, pork and fish!
In contrast to chicken and turkey (which are classified as ‘white meat’), ostrich meat is a “red meat” similar in colour and taste to beef.
A huge portion of all the meat from an ostrich comes from the leg, thigh, and back. Because ostrich meat is very lean, they are fast becoming a favourite with people who want to live healthy but still love read meat. Ostriches give these people the best of both worlds!
According to the Maasai Ostrich Farm in Kenya,
‘a well-fed eight to ten month-old juvenile ostrich produces 45-50 kg of meat on-the-bone and sells for US$12 per kg. Steak fetches around US$24/kg, and US$28 for fillet.’
Comparing ostrich versus other meats (per 100 grams serving)

(2) Leather
Compared to cattle (which yields less than 3 square metres of leather a year, an average ostrich (offspring included) will average about 50 square metres of leather. That’s more than ten times the return in a single year!
Ostrich skin (hide), with its characteristic and distinctive ‘goose bump’ look is a very high-quality, thick, soft and extremely durable leather product that fetches one of the highest prices in fashion shops and boutiques.
A lot of fashion enthusiasts consider ostrich leather to be very luxurious and equal to (if not better than) snake or crocodile leather.
Ostrich leather is currently used by many major fashion houses including Hermès, Prada, Gucci, and Louis Vuitton. The leather is used for a wide variety of products including jackets, bags, shoes, purses, caps, wallets and belts.

(3) Feathers
The best feathers come from ostriches bred in the dry and semi-dry regions of the world such as Africa and the Middle East. As a result, the quality of feathers produced from ostriches raised in Europe and North America differs in many respects from those produced in Africa.
Ostrich feathers are used to make feather dusters for cleaning fine machinery and equipment as well as for decorations, furniture stuffing and in the fashion industry. They also have a wide application in creative arts and has proved to be a very versatile and popular material.

(4) Eggs and Livestock

As expected, the ostrich lays the largest egg by any bird in the world!
An ostrich egg is roughly the size of a football and can weigh almost 2 kilograms (approx. 1 pound). A mature female ostrich can lay up to 40 of these eggs in a single year!
As the size of the international market for ostrich grows, the demand for live exports is also on the rise, with markets as far afield as France, Holland, Pakistan, United Arab Emirates (UAE), South Africa and China.

Considering ostrich farming in Africa? Here are a couple of things you should know

We’ve looked at the economic and business potential of ostrich farming, it’s now time to look at some of the things you need to successfully start your own ostrich farm.
This is by no means a full business plan. You should see this as a checklist that helps you organize your thoughts while you’re considering this business opportunity.

(a) Registration
It’s always good to make sure that you are licensed to operate an ostrich farm in your area. Registration used to be overlooked before the bird flu epidemic. Nowadays, operators of bird farms (poultry) are required to be registered and licensed with the relevant government agency.
You should double check and make sure you don’t run afoul of any laws or regulations.

(b) Breeding
It’s usually advised to start with a breed stock of 1 male and 2 – 4 females. Depending on your location, a mature breeder (male or female) could cost from as low as $800 up to $5,000.
Ostriches are very fertile and can lay up to 40 eggs throughout the year. However, a female ostrich stops laying eggs if she has to incubate them. For all-year round production, eggs must be moved to a machine incubator on the facility. In many areas, ostrich chicks may suffer high mortality.

(c) Space, equipment and facilities
Well, if we haven’t told you yet, you should know that ostriches can grow to be 9 feet tall and can reach speeds of 70 miles per hour. Yes, these guys can run!
They need a lot of space and the geography doesn’t matter. Ostriches thrive very well in all climes including deserts, grassland, forest regions and swamps. But dry climes and grasslands/semi-arid areas are most favourable to ostrich production.
You may be unable to successfully breed these guys in small and confined spaces. They typically need a lot of space to thrive. A family of four birds would need up to ½ an acre of space for optimal results.
Ostriches also drink a lot of water so a nearby and steady source of clean water would be a great idea.

(d) Feeding
Ostriches are very adaptable birds and can survive on quite a wide variety of foods. Ostriches in the wild feed on insects, rodents (rats and mice) and even grass! But if you’re raising them for profit, it makes a whole lot of sense to provide good quality, balanced and nutritious poultry diets so they can grow well and fetch a handsome market price!

Ostrich farming in Africa is on the rise…

Ostrich farming has been aptly called a ‘business of the future.’
From the current market economics, the benefits from this venture clearly trumps other traditional livestock (including cattle, chicken, pigs and turkey).
Although the startup costs are higher than other types of livestock, its payout can be huge.

For quality products (Ostrich Chicks, Broiler Day Old Chicks, Point of lay POL, Quail, Day Old Foreign and Local Turkeys, Pullets) For Order Placements/Bookings and more

WhatsApp us on this link: http:///2348167999151

We deliver� nation wide

Stay Blessed

Re: Why You Should Consider Ostrich Farming by BRATISLAVA: 5:11am On Feb 11, 2020
By the time you start giving them injections and rearing them with birdseed, they won't be the same animals you described above. Rather, they will be human engineered and thus as dangerous as chicken meat. And you are proposing people rear them it eat their captivity meat.

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Re: Why You Should Consider Ostrich Farming by FredericMiracle(m): 10:26pm On Feb 19, 2020
FredericMiracle:
Ostriches allow the farmer to make higher and quicker returns on investment. In recent years, a number of European and American beef producers have converted to ostrich farming because of its amazing profitability. Some serious comparison here would be great.
On one hand, a typical cow produces one calf every year. This calf will be ready for market in two years and produce about 250kg of beef at slaughter.

On the other hand, an ostrich produces up to 40 eggs every year and these chicks usually reach market size in about 14 months yielding meat that weighs up to 1,800 kilograms!
In addition to meat, an ostrich (including its mature offspring) can produce up to 50 square metres of leather and 36 kilograms of feather… in just one year!

If properly managed, a single female ostrich can produce up to 72,000 kilograms of meat, 2,000 square metres of leather and 2,000 kilograms of feathers during her economic (productive) lifetime.
Compared to other traditional farm animals (cattle, goats, pigs, fish, chicken and turkey), ostriches are quite easy to raise and most ostrich farm projects turn out to be very successful.
The most important period in the life of every ostrich is the first 3 to 5 months of its life when a good and balanced diet containing the sufficient quantities of important nutrients are required.

The Market For Ostrich Products

One of the reasons why ostrich farming is so profitable is the number of valuables an ostrich has to offer; and very little ever goes to waste.
Ostrich eggs, meat, hide (leather) and feather are very highly priced and command high prices on the local and international markets.

(1) Meat

As we mentioned earlier, ostrich meat is by far the healthiest alternative to all traditional meats.
It has lower fat, calories and cholesterol than beef, chicken, turkey, pork and fish!
In contrast to chicken and turkey (which are classified as ‘white meat’), ostrich meat is a “red meat” similar in colour and taste to beef.
A huge portion of all the meat from an ostrich comes from the leg, thigh, and back. Because ostrich meat is very lean, they are fast becoming a favourite with people who want to live healthy but still love read meat. Ostriches give these people the best of both worlds!
According to the Maasai Ostrich Farm in Kenya,
‘a well-fed eight to ten month-old juvenile ostrich produces 45-50 kg of meat on-the-bone and sells for US$12 per kg. Steak fetches around US$24/kg, and US$28 for fillet.’
Comparing ostrich versus other meats (per 100 grams serving)

(2) Leather
Compared to cattle (which yields less than 3 square metres of leather a year, an average ostrich (offspring included) will average about 50 square metres of leather. That’s more than ten times the return in a single year!
Ostrich skin (hide), with its characteristic and distinctive ‘goose bump’ look is a very high-quality, thick, soft and extremely durable leather product that fetches one of the highest prices in fashion shops and boutiques.
A lot of fashion enthusiasts consider ostrich leather to be very luxurious and equal to (if not better than) snake or crocodile leather.
Ostrich leather is currently used by many major fashion houses including Hermès, Prada, Gucci, and Louis Vuitton. The leather is used for a wide variety of products including jackets, bags, shoes, purses, caps, wallets and belts.

(3) Feathers
The best feathers come from ostriches bred in the dry and semi-dry regions of the world such as Africa and the Middle East. As a result, the quality of feathers produced from ostriches raised in Europe and North America differs in many respects from those produced in Africa.
Ostrich feathers are used to make feather dusters for cleaning fine machinery and equipment as well as for decorations, furniture stuffing and in the fashion industry. They also have a wide application in creative arts and has proved to be a very versatile and popular material.

(4) Eggs and Livestock

As expected, the ostrich lays the largest egg by any bird in the world!
An ostrich egg is roughly the size of a football and can weigh almost 2 kilograms (approx. 1 pound). A mature female ostrich can lay up to 40 of these eggs in a single year!
As the size of the international market for ostrich grows, the demand for live exports is also on the rise, with markets as far afield as France, Holland, Pakistan, United Arab Emirates (UAE), South Africa and China.

Considering ostrich farming in Africa? Here are a couple of things you should know

We’ve looked at the economic and business potential of ostrich farming, it’s now time to look at some of the things you need to successfully start your own ostrich farm.
This is by no means a full business plan. You should see this as a checklist that helps you organize your thoughts while you’re considering this business opportunity.

(a) Registration
It’s always good to make sure that you are licensed to operate an ostrich farm in your area. Registration used to be overlooked before the bird flu epidemic. Nowadays, operators of bird farms (poultry) are required to be registered and licensed with the relevant government agency.
You should double check and make sure you don’t run afoul of any laws or regulations.

(b) Breeding
It’s usually advised to start with a breed stock of 1 male and 2 – 4 females. Depending on your location, a mature breeder (male or female) could cost from as low as $800 up to $5,000.
Ostriches are very fertile and can lay up to 40 eggs throughout the year. However, a female ostrich stops laying eggs if she has to incubate them. For all-year round production, eggs must be moved to a machine incubator on the facility. In many areas, ostrich chicks may suffer high mortality.

(c) Space, equipment and facilities
Well, if we haven’t told you yet, you should know that ostriches can grow to be 9 feet tall and can reach speeds of 70 miles per hour. Yes, these guys can run!
They need a lot of space and the geography doesn’t matter. Ostriches thrive very well in all climes including deserts, grassland, forest regions and swamps. But dry climes and grasslands/semi-arid areas are most favourable to ostrich production.
You may be unable to successfully breed these guys in small and confined spaces. They typically need a lot of space to thrive. A family of four birds would need up to ½ an acre of space for optimal results.
Ostriches also drink a lot of water so a nearby and steady source of clean water would be a great idea.

(d) Feeding
Ostriches are very adaptable birds and can survive on quite a wide variety of foods. Ostriches in the wild feed on insects, rodents (rats and mice) and even grass! But if you’re raising them for profit, it makes a whole lot of sense to provide good quality, balanced and nutritious poultry diets so they can grow well and fetch a handsome market price!

Ostrich farming in Africa is on the rise…

Ostrich farming has been aptly called a ‘business of the future.’
From the current market economics, the benefits from this venture clearly trumps other traditional livestock (including cattle, chicken, pigs and turkey).
Although the startup costs are higher than other types of livestock, its payout can be huge.

For quality products (Ostrich Chicks, Broiler Day Old Chicks, Point of lay POL, Quail, Day Old Foreign and Local Turkeys, Pullets) For Order Placements/Bookings and more

WhatsApp us on this link: http:///2348167999151

We deliver� nation wide

Stay Blessed
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Re: Why You Should Consider Ostrich Farming by Rabbitcartel: 11:51pm On Feb 19, 2020
BRATISLAVA:
By the time you start giving them injections and rearing them with birdseed, they won't be the same animals you described above. Rather, they will be human engineered and thus as dangerous as chicken meat. And you are proposing people rear them it eat their captivity meat.

You dont know what you're saying.. animals rared under captivity are domesticated not wild.,
Re: Why You Should Consider Ostrich Farming by BRATISLAVA: 9:14am On Feb 20, 2020
Rabbitcartel:


You dont know what you're saying.. animals rared under captivity are domesticated not wild.,
You don't understand what you read, that's why you're giving that comment. Read to understand, not to comment.
Re: Why You Should Consider Ostrich Farming by FredericMiracle(m): 4:23pm On Feb 23, 2020
FredericMiracle:
Ostriches allow the farmer to make higher and quicker returns on investment. In recent years, a number of European and American beef producers have converted to ostrich farming because of its amazing profitability. Some serious comparison here would be great.
On one hand, a typical cow produces one calf every year. This calf will be ready for market in two years and produce about 250kg of beef at slaughter.

On the other hand, an ostrich produces up to 40 eggs every year and these chicks usually reach market size in about 14 months yielding meat that weighs up to 1,800 kilograms!
In addition to meat, an ostrich (including its mature offspring) can produce up to 50 square metres of leather and 36 kilograms of feather… in just one year!

If properly managed, a single female ostrich can produce up to 72,000 kilograms of meat, 2,000 square metres of leather and 2,000 kilograms of feathers during her economic (productive) lifetime.
Compared to other traditional farm animals (cattle, goats, pigs, fish, chicken and turkey), ostriches are quite easy to raise and most ostrich farm projects turn out to be very successful.
The most important period in the life of every ostrich is the first 3 to 5 months of its life when a good and balanced diet containing the sufficient quantities of important nutrients are required.

The Market For Ostrich Products

One of the reasons why ostrich farming is so profitable is the number of valuables an ostrich has to offer; and very little ever goes to waste.
Ostrich eggs, meat, hide (leather) and feather are very highly priced and command high prices on the local and international markets.

(1) Meat

As we mentioned earlier, ostrich meat is by far the healthiest alternative to all traditional meats.
It has lower fat, calories and cholesterol than beef, chicken, turkey, pork and fish!
In contrast to chicken and turkey (which are classified as ‘white meat’), ostrich meat is a “red meat” similar in colour and taste to beef.
A huge portion of all the meat from an ostrich comes from the leg, thigh, and back. Because ostrich meat is very lean, they are fast becoming a favourite with people who want to live healthy but still love read meat. Ostriches give these people the best of both worlds!
According to the Maasai Ostrich Farm in Kenya,
‘a well-fed eight to ten month-old juvenile ostrich produces 45-50 kg of meat on-the-bone and sells for US$12 per kg. Steak fetches around US$24/kg, and US$28 for fillet.’
Comparing ostrich versus other meats (per 100 grams serving)

(2) Leather
Compared to cattle (which yields less than 3 square metres of leather a year, an average ostrich (offspring included) will average about 50 square metres of leather. That’s more than ten times the return in a single year!
Ostrich skin (hide), with its characteristic and distinctive ‘goose bump’ look is a very high-quality, thick, soft and extremely durable leather product that fetches one of the highest prices in fashion shops and boutiques.
A lot of fashion enthusiasts consider ostrich leather to be very luxurious and equal to (if not better than) snake or crocodile leather.
Ostrich leather is currently used by many major fashion houses including Hermès, Prada, Gucci, and Louis Vuitton. The leather is used for a wide variety of products including jackets, bags, shoes, purses, caps, wallets and belts.

(3) Feathers
The best feathers come from ostriches bred in the dry and semi-dry regions of the world such as Africa and the Middle East. As a result, the quality of feathers produced from ostriches raised in Europe and North America differs in many respects from those produced in Africa.
Ostrich feathers are used to make feather dusters for cleaning fine machinery and equipment as well as for decorations, furniture stuffing and in the fashion industry. They also have a wide application in creative arts and has proved to be a very versatile and popular material.

(4) Eggs and Livestock

As expected, the ostrich lays the largest egg by any bird in the world!
An ostrich egg is roughly the size of a football and can weigh almost 2 kilograms (approx. 1 pound). A mature female ostrich can lay up to 40 of these eggs in a single year!
As the size of the international market for ostrich grows, the demand for live exports is also on the rise, with markets as far afield as France, Holland, Pakistan, United Arab Emirates (UAE), South Africa and China.

Considering ostrich farming in Africa? Here are a couple of things you should know

We’ve looked at the economic and business potential of ostrich farming, it’s now time to look at some of the things you need to successfully start your own ostrich farm.
This is by no means a full business plan. You should see this as a checklist that helps you organize your thoughts while you’re considering this business opportunity.

(a) Registration
It’s always good to make sure that you are licensed to operate an ostrich farm in your area. Registration used to be overlooked before the bird flu epidemic. Nowadays, operators of bird farms (poultry) are required to be registered and licensed with the relevant government agency.
You should double check and make sure you don’t run afoul of any laws or regulations.

(b) Breeding
It’s usually advised to start with a breed stock of 1 male and 2 – 4 females. Depending on your location, a mature breeder (male or female) could cost from as low as $800 up to $5,000.
Ostriches are very fertile and can lay up to 40 eggs throughout the year. However, a female ostrich stops laying eggs if she has to incubate them. For all-year round production, eggs must be moved to a machine incubator on the facility. In many areas, ostrich chicks may suffer high mortality.

(c) Space, equipment and facilities
Well, if we haven’t told you yet, you should know that ostriches can grow to be 9 feet tall and can reach speeds of 70 miles per hour. Yes, these guys can run!
They need a lot of space and the geography doesn’t matter. Ostriches thrive very well in all climes including deserts, grassland, forest regions and swamps. But dry climes and grasslands/semi-arid areas are most favourable to ostrich production.
You may be unable to successfully breed these guys in small and confined spaces. They typically need a lot of space to thrive. A family of four birds would need up to ½ an acre of space for optimal results.
Ostriches also drink a lot of water so a nearby and steady source of clean water would be a great idea.

(d) Feeding
Ostriches are very adaptable birds and can survive on quite a wide variety of foods. Ostriches in the wild feed on insects, rodents (rats and mice) and even grass! But if you’re raising them for profit, it makes a whole lot of sense to provide good quality, balanced and nutritious poultry diets so they can grow well and fetch a handsome market price!

Ostrich farming in Africa is on the rise…

Ostrich farming has been aptly called a ‘business of the future.’
From the current market economics, the benefits from this venture clearly trumps other traditional livestock (including cattle, chicken, pigs and turkey).
Although the startup costs are higher than other types of livestock, its payout can be huge.

For quality products (Ostrich Chicks, Broiler Day Old Chicks, Point of lay POL, Quail, Day Old Foreign and Local Turkeys, Pullets) For Order Placements/Bookings and more

WhatsApp us on this link: http:///2348167999151

We deliver� nation wide

Stay Blessed
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Re: Why You Should Consider Ostrich Farming by FredericMiracle(m): 1:25pm On Mar 27, 2020
FredericMiracle:
Ostriches allow the farmer to make higher and quicker returns on investment. In recent years, a number of European and American beef producers have converted to ostrich farming because of its amazing profitability. Some serious comparison here would be great.
On one hand, a typical cow produces one calf every year. This calf will be ready for market in two years and produce about 250kg of beef at slaughter.

On the other hand, an ostrich produces up to 40 eggs every year and these chicks usually reach market size in about 14 months yielding meat that weighs up to 1,800 kilograms!
In addition to meat, an ostrich (including its mature offspring) can produce up to 50 square metres of leather and 36 kilograms of feather… in just one year!

If properly managed, a single female ostrich can produce up to 72,000 kilograms of meat, 2,000 square metres of leather and 2,000 kilograms of feathers during her economic (productive) lifetime.
Compared to other traditional farm animals (cattle, goats, pigs, fish, chicken and turkey), ostriches are quite easy to raise and most ostrich farm projects turn out to be very successful.
The most important period in the life of every ostrich is the first 3 to 5 months of its life when a good and balanced diet containing the sufficient quantities of important nutrients are required.

The Market For Ostrich Products

One of the reasons why ostrich farming is so profitable is the number of valuables an ostrich has to offer; and very little ever goes to waste.
Ostrich eggs, meat, hide (leather) and feather are very highly priced and command high prices on the local and international markets.

(1) Meat

As we mentioned earlier, ostrich meat is by far the healthiest alternative to all traditional meats.
It has lower fat, calories and cholesterol than beef, chicken, turkey, pork and fish!
In contrast to chicken and turkey (which are classified as ‘white meat’), ostrich meat is a “red meat” similar in colour and taste to beef.
A huge portion of all the meat from an ostrich comes from the leg, thigh, and back. Because ostrich meat is very lean, they are fast becoming a favourite with people who want to live healthy but still love read meat. Ostriches give these people the best of both worlds!
According to the Maasai Ostrich Farm in Kenya,
‘a well-fed eight to ten month-old juvenile ostrich produces 45-50 kg of meat on-the-bone and sells for US$12 per kg. Steak fetches around US$24/kg, and US$28 for fillet.’
Comparing ostrich versus other meats (per 100 grams serving)

(2) Leather
Compared to cattle (which yields less than 3 square metres of leather a year, an average ostrich (offspring included) will average about 50 square metres of leather. That’s more than ten times the return in a single year!
Ostrich skin (hide), with its characteristic and distinctive ‘goose bump’ look is a very high-quality, thick, soft and extremely durable leather product that fetches one of the highest prices in fashion shops and boutiques.
A lot of fashion enthusiasts consider ostrich leather to be very luxurious and equal to (if not better than) snake or crocodile leather.
Ostrich leather is currently used by many major fashion houses including Hermès, Prada, Gucci, and Louis Vuitton. The leather is used for a wide variety of products including jackets, bags, shoes, purses, caps, wallets and belts.

(3) Feathers
The best feathers come from ostriches bred in the dry and semi-dry regions of the world such as Africa and the Middle East. As a result, the quality of feathers produced from ostriches raised in Europe and North America differs in many respects from those produced in Africa.
Ostrich feathers are used to make feather dusters for cleaning fine machinery and equipment as well as for decorations, furniture stuffing and in the fashion industry. They also have a wide application in creative arts and has proved to be a very versatile and popular material.

(4) Eggs and Livestock

As expected, the ostrich lays the largest egg by any bird in the world!
An ostrich egg is roughly the size of a football and can weigh almost 2 kilograms (approx. 1 pound). A mature female ostrich can lay up to 40 of these eggs in a single year!
As the size of the international market for ostrich grows, the demand for live exports is also on the rise, with markets as far afield as France, Holland, Pakistan, United Arab Emirates (UAE), South Africa and China.

Considering ostrich farming in Africa? Here are a couple of things you should know

We’ve looked at the economic and business potential of ostrich farming, it’s now time to look at some of the things you need to successfully start your own ostrich farm.
This is by no means a full business plan. You should see this as a checklist that helps you organize your thoughts while you’re considering this business opportunity.

(a) Registration
It’s always good to make sure that you are licensed to operate an ostrich farm in your area. Registration used to be overlooked before the bird flu epidemic. Nowadays, operators of bird farms (poultry) are required to be registered and licensed with the relevant government agency.
You should double check and make sure you don’t run afoul of any laws or regulations.

(b) Breeding
It’s usually advised to start with a breed stock of 1 male and 2 – 4 females. Depending on your location, a mature breeder (male or female) could cost from as low as $800 up to $5,000.
Ostriches are very fertile and can lay up to 40 eggs throughout the year. However, a female ostrich stops laying eggs if she has to incubate them. For all-year round production, eggs must be moved to a machine incubator on the facility. In many areas, ostrich chicks may suffer high mortality.

(c) Space, equipment and facilities
Well, if we haven’t told you yet, you should know that ostriches can grow to be 9 feet tall and can reach speeds of 70 miles per hour. Yes, these guys can run!
They need a lot of space and the geography doesn’t matter. Ostriches thrive very well in all climes including deserts, grassland, forest regions and swamps. But dry climes and grasslands/semi-arid areas are most favourable to ostrich production.
You may be unable to successfully breed these guys in small and confined spaces. They typically need a lot of space to thrive. A family of four birds would need up to ½ an acre of space for optimal results.
Ostriches also drink a lot of water so a nearby and steady source of clean water would be a great idea.

(d) Feeding
Ostriches are very adaptable birds and can survive on quite a wide variety of foods. Ostriches in the wild feed on insects, rodents (rats and mice) and even grass! But if you’re raising them for profit, it makes a whole lot of sense to provide good quality, balanced and nutritious poultry diets so they can grow well and fetch a handsome market price!

Ostrich farming in Africa is on the rise…

Ostrich farming has been aptly called a ‘business of the future.’
From the current market economics, the benefits from this venture clearly trumps other traditional livestock (including cattle, chicken, pigs and turkey).
Although the startup costs are higher than other types of livestock, its payout can be huge.

For quality products (Ostrich Chicks, Broiler Day Old Chicks, Point of lay POL, Quail, Day Old Foreign and Local Turkeys, Pullets) For Order Placements/Bookings and more

WhatsApp us on this link: http:///2348167999151

We deliver� nation wide

Stay Blessed
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Re: Why You Should Consider Ostrich Farming by FredericMiracle(m): 3:39pm On Apr 03, 2020
FredericMiracle:
Ostriches allow the farmer to make higher and quicker returns on investment. In recent years, a number of European and American beef producers have converted to ostrich farming because of its amazing profitability. Some serious comparison here would be great.
On one hand, a typical cow produces one calf every year. This calf will be ready for market in two years and produce about 250kg of beef at slaughter.

On the other hand, an ostrich produces up to 40 eggs every year and these chicks usually reach market size in about 14 months yielding meat that weighs up to 1,800 kilograms!
In addition to meat, an ostrich (including its mature offspring) can produce up to 50 square metres of leather and 36 kilograms of feather… in just one year!

If properly managed, a single female ostrich can produce up to 72,000 kilograms of meat, 2,000 square metres of leather and 2,000 kilograms of feathers during her economic (productive) lifetime.
Compared to other traditional farm animals (cattle, goats, pigs, fish, chicken and turkey), ostriches are quite easy to raise and most ostrich farm projects turn out to be very successful.
The most important period in the life of every ostrich is the first 3 to 5 months of its life when a good and balanced diet containing the sufficient quantities of important nutrients are required.

The Market For Ostrich Products

One of the reasons why ostrich farming is so profitable is the number of valuables an ostrich has to offer; and very little ever goes to waste.
Ostrich eggs, meat, hide (leather) and feather are very highly priced and command high prices on the local and international markets.

(1) Meat

As we mentioned earlier, ostrich meat is by far the healthiest alternative to all traditional meats.
It has lower fat, calories and cholesterol than beef, chicken, turkey, pork and fish!
In contrast to chicken and turkey (which are classified as ‘white meat’), ostrich meat is a “red meat” similar in colour and taste to beef.
A huge portion of all the meat from an ostrich comes from the leg, thigh, and back. Because ostrich meat is very lean, they are fast becoming a favourite with people who want to live healthy but still love read meat. Ostriches give these people the best of both worlds!
According to the Maasai Ostrich Farm in Kenya,
‘a well-fed eight to ten month-old juvenile ostrich produces 45-50 kg of meat on-the-bone and sells for US$12 per kg. Steak fetches around US$24/kg, and US$28 for fillet.’
Comparing ostrich versus other meats (per 100 grams serving)

(2) Leather
Compared to cattle (which yields less than 3 square metres of leather a year, an average ostrich (offspring included) will average about 50 square metres of leather. That’s more than ten times the return in a single year!
Ostrich skin (hide), with its characteristic and distinctive ‘goose bump’ look is a very high-quality, thick, soft and extremely durable leather product that fetches one of the highest prices in fashion shops and boutiques.
A lot of fashion enthusiasts consider ostrich leather to be very luxurious and equal to (if not better than) snake or crocodile leather.
Ostrich leather is currently used by many major fashion houses including Hermès, Prada, Gucci, and Louis Vuitton. The leather is used for a wide variety of products including jackets, bags, shoes, purses, caps, wallets and belts.

(3) Feathers
The best feathers come from ostriches bred in the dry and semi-dry regions of the world such as Africa and the Middle East. As a result, the quality of feathers produced from ostriches raised in Europe and North America differs in many respects from those produced in Africa.
Ostrich feathers are used to make feather dusters for cleaning fine machinery and equipment as well as for decorations, furniture stuffing and in the fashion industry. They also have a wide application in creative arts and has proved to be a very versatile and popular material.

(4) Eggs and Livestock

As expected, the ostrich lays the largest egg by any bird in the world!
An ostrich egg is roughly the size of a football and can weigh almost 2 kilograms (approx. 1 pound). A mature female ostrich can lay up to 40 of these eggs in a single year!
As the size of the international market for ostrich grows, the demand for live exports is also on the rise, with markets as far afield as France, Holland, Pakistan, United Arab Emirates (UAE), South Africa and China.

Considering ostrich farming in Africa? Here are a couple of things you should know

We’ve looked at the economic and business potential of ostrich farming, it’s now time to look at some of the things you need to successfully start your own ostrich farm.
This is by no means a full business plan. You should see this as a checklist that helps you organize your thoughts while you’re considering this business opportunity.

(a) Registration
It’s always good to make sure that you are licensed to operate an ostrich farm in your area. Registration used to be overlooked before the bird flu epidemic. Nowadays, operators of bird farms (poultry) are required to be registered and licensed with the relevant government agency.
You should double check and make sure you don’t run afoul of any laws or regulations.

(b) Breeding
It’s usually advised to start with a breed stock of 1 male and 2 – 4 females. Depending on your location, a mature breeder (male or female) could cost from as low as $800 up to $5,000.
Ostriches are very fertile and can lay up to 40 eggs throughout the year. However, a female ostrich stops laying eggs if she has to incubate them. For all-year round production, eggs must be moved to a machine incubator on the facility. In many areas, ostrich chicks may suffer high mortality.

(c) Space, equipment and facilities
Well, if we haven’t told you yet, you should know that ostriches can grow to be 9 feet tall and can reach speeds of 70 miles per hour. Yes, these guys can run!
They need a lot of space and the geography doesn’t matter. Ostriches thrive very well in all climes including deserts, grassland, forest regions and swamps. But dry climes and grasslands/semi-arid areas are most favourable to ostrich production.
You may be unable to successfully breed these guys in small and confined spaces. They typically need a lot of space to thrive. A family of four birds would need up to ½ an acre of space for optimal results.
Ostriches also drink a lot of water so a nearby and steady source of clean water would be a great idea.

(d) Feeding
Ostriches are very adaptable birds and can survive on quite a wide variety of foods. Ostriches in the wild feed on insects, rodents (rats and mice) and even grass! But if you’re raising them for profit, it makes a whole lot of sense to provide good quality, balanced and nutritious poultry diets so they can grow well and fetch a handsome market price!

Ostrich farming in Africa is on the rise…

Ostrich farming has been aptly called a ‘business of the future.’
From the current market economics, the benefits from this venture clearly trumps other traditional livestock (including cattle, chicken, pigs and turkey).
Although the startup costs are higher than other types of livestock, its payout can be huge.

For quality products (Ostrich Chicks, Broiler Day Old Chicks, Point of lay POL, Quail, Day Old Foreign and Local Turkeys, Pullets) For Order Placements/Bookings and more

WhatsApp us on this link: http:///2348167999151

We deliver� nation wide

Stay Blessed
Remain positive
Re: Why You Should Consider Ostrich Farming by FredericMiracle(m): 10:07pm On Apr 10, 2020
FredericMiracle:
Ostriches allow the farmer to make higher and quicker returns on investment. In recent years, a number of European and American beef producers have converted to ostrich farming because of its amazing profitability. Some serious comparison here would be great.
On one hand, a typical cow produces one calf every year. This calf will be ready for market in two years and produce about 250kg of beef at slaughter.

On the other hand, an ostrich produces up to 40 eggs every year and these chicks usually reach market size in about 14 months yielding meat that weighs up to 1,800 kilograms!
In addition to meat, an ostrich (including its mature offspring) can produce up to 50 square metres of leather and 36 kilograms of feather… in just one year!

If properly managed, a single female ostrich can produce up to 72,000 kilograms of meat, 2,000 square metres of leather and 2,000 kilograms of feathers during her economic (productive) lifetime.
Compared to other traditional farm animals (cattle, goats, pigs, fish, chicken and turkey), ostriches are quite easy to raise and most ostrich farm projects turn out to be very successful.
The most important period in the life of every ostrich is the first 3 to 5 months of its life when a good and balanced diet containing the sufficient quantities of important nutrients are required.

The Market For Ostrich Products

One of the reasons why ostrich farming is so profitable is the number of valuables an ostrich has to offer; and very little ever goes to waste.
Ostrich eggs, meat, hide (leather) and feather are very highly priced and command high prices on the local and international markets.

(1) Meat

As we mentioned earlier, ostrich meat is by far the healthiest alternative to all traditional meats.
It has lower fat, calories and cholesterol than beef, chicken, turkey, pork and fish!
In contrast to chicken and turkey (which are classified as ‘white meat’), ostrich meat is a “red meat” similar in colour and taste to beef.
A huge portion of all the meat from an ostrich comes from the leg, thigh, and back. Because ostrich meat is very lean, they are fast becoming a favourite with people who want to live healthy but still love read meat. Ostriches give these people the best of both worlds!
According to the Maasai Ostrich Farm in Kenya,
‘a well-fed eight to ten month-old juvenile ostrich produces 45-50 kg of meat on-the-bone and sells for US$12 per kg. Steak fetches around US$24/kg, and US$28 for fillet.’
Comparing ostrich versus other meats (per 100 grams serving)

(2) Leather
Compared to cattle (which yields less than 3 square metres of leather a year, an average ostrich (offspring included) will average about 50 square metres of leather. That’s more than ten times the return in a single year!
Ostrich skin (hide), with its characteristic and distinctive ‘goose bump’ look is a very high-quality, thick, soft and extremely durable leather product that fetches one of the highest prices in fashion shops and boutiques.
A lot of fashion enthusiasts consider ostrich leather to be very luxurious and equal to (if not better than) snake or crocodile leather.
Ostrich leather is currently used by many major fashion houses including Hermès, Prada, Gucci, and Louis Vuitton. The leather is used for a wide variety of products including jackets, bags, shoes, purses, caps, wallets and belts.

(3) Feathers
The best feathers come from ostriches bred in the dry and semi-dry regions of the world such as Africa and the Middle East. As a result, the quality of feathers produced from ostriches raised in Europe and North America differs in many respects from those produced in Africa.
Ostrich feathers are used to make feather dusters for cleaning fine machinery and equipment as well as for decorations, furniture stuffing and in the fashion industry. They also have a wide application in creative arts and has proved to be a very versatile and popular material.

(4) Eggs and Livestock

As expected, the ostrich lays the largest egg by any bird in the world!
An ostrich egg is roughly the size of a football and can weigh almost 2 kilograms (approx. 1 pound). A mature female ostrich can lay up to 40 of these eggs in a single year!
As the size of the international market for ostrich grows, the demand for live exports is also on the rise, with markets as far afield as France, Holland, Pakistan, United Arab Emirates (UAE), South Africa and China.

Considering ostrich farming in Africa? Here are a couple of things you should know

We’ve looked at the economic and business potential of ostrich farming, it’s now time to look at some of the things you need to successfully start your own ostrich farm.
This is by no means a full business plan. You should see this as a checklist that helps you organize your thoughts while you’re considering this business opportunity.

(a) Registration
It’s always good to make sure that you are licensed to operate an ostrich farm in your area. Registration used to be overlooked before the bird flu epidemic. Nowadays, operators of bird farms (poultry) are required to be registered and licensed with the relevant government agency.
You should double check and make sure you don’t run afoul of any laws or regulations.

(b) Breeding
It’s usually advised to start with a breed stock of 1 male and 2 – 4 females. Depending on your location, a mature breeder (male or female) could cost from as low as $800 up to $5,000.
Ostriches are very fertile and can lay up to 40 eggs throughout the year. However, a female ostrich stops laying eggs if she has to incubate them. For all-year round production, eggs must be moved to a machine incubator on the facility. In many areas, ostrich chicks may suffer high mortality.

(c) Space, equipment and facilities
Well, if we haven’t told you yet, you should know that ostriches can grow to be 9 feet tall and can reach speeds of 70 miles per hour. Yes, these guys can run!
They need a lot of space and the geography doesn’t matter. Ostriches thrive very well in all climes including deserts, grassland, forest regions and swamps. But dry climes and grasslands/semi-arid areas are most favourable to ostrich production.
You may be unable to successfully breed these guys in small and confined spaces. They typically need a lot of space to thrive. A family of four birds would need up to ½ an acre of space for optimal results.
Ostriches also drink a lot of water so a nearby and steady source of clean water would be a great idea.

(d) Feeding
Ostriches are very adaptable birds and can survive on quite a wide variety of foods. Ostriches in the wild feed on insects, rodents (rats and mice) and even grass! But if you’re raising them for profit, it makes a whole lot of sense to provide good quality, balanced and nutritious poultry diets so they can grow well and fetch a handsome market price!

Ostrich farming in Africa is on the rise…

Ostrich farming has been aptly called a ‘business of the future.’
From the current market economics, the benefits from this venture clearly trumps other traditional livestock (including cattle, chicken, pigs and turkey).
Although the startup costs are higher than other types of livestock, its payout can be huge.

For quality products (Ostrich Chicks, Broiler Day Old Chicks, Point of lay POL, Quail, Day Old Foreign and Local Turkeys, Pullets) For Order Placements/Bookings and more

WhatsApp us on this link: http:///2348167999151

We deliver� nation wide

Stay Blessed
Be safe
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Re: Why You Should Consider Ostrich Farming by Rabbitcartel: 1:33pm On Apr 11, 2020
Is there any ostrich farm in lagos to begin with??
Re: Why You Should Consider Ostrich Farming by FredericMiracle(m): 8:33pm On Apr 12, 2020
FredericMiracle:
Ostriches allow the farmer to make higher and quicker returns on investment. In recent years, a number of European and American beef producers have converted to ostrich farming because of its amazing profitability. Some serious comparison here would be great.
On one hand, a typical cow produces one calf every year. This calf will be ready for market in two years and produce about 250kg of beef at slaughter.

On the other hand, an ostrich produces up to 40 eggs every year and these chicks usually reach market size in about 14 months yielding meat that weighs up to 1,800 kilograms!
In addition to meat, an ostrich (including its mature offspring) can produce up to 50 square metres of leather and 36 kilograms of feather… in just one year!

If properly managed, a single female ostrich can produce up to 72,000 kilograms of meat, 2,000 square metres of leather and 2,000 kilograms of feathers during her economic (productive) lifetime.
Compared to other traditional farm animals (cattle, goats, pigs, fish, chicken and turkey), ostriches are quite easy to raise and most ostrich farm projects turn out to be very successful.
The most important period in the life of every ostrich is the first 3 to 5 months of its life when a good and balanced diet containing the sufficient quantities of important nutrients are required.

The Market For Ostrich Products

One of the reasons why ostrich farming is so profitable is the number of valuables an ostrich has to offer; and very little ever goes to waste.
Ostrich eggs, meat, hide (leather) and feather are very highly priced and command high prices on the local and international markets.

(1) Meat

As we mentioned earlier, ostrich meat is by far the healthiest alternative to all traditional meats.
It has lower fat, calories and cholesterol than beef, chicken, turkey, pork and fish!
In contrast to chicken and turkey (which are classified as ‘white meat’), ostrich meat is a “red meat” similar in colour and taste to beef.
A huge portion of all the meat from an ostrich comes from the leg, thigh, and back. Because ostrich meat is very lean, they are fast becoming a favourite with people who want to live healthy but still love read meat. Ostriches give these people the best of both worlds!
According to the Maasai Ostrich Farm in Kenya,
‘a well-fed eight to ten month-old juvenile ostrich produces 45-50 kg of meat on-the-bone and sells for US$12 per kg. Steak fetches around US$24/kg, and US$28 for fillet.’
Comparing ostrich versus other meats (per 100 grams serving)

(2) Leather
Compared to cattle (which yields less than 3 square metres of leather a year, an average ostrich (offspring included) will average about 50 square metres of leather. That’s more than ten times the return in a single year!
Ostrich skin (hide), with its characteristic and distinctive ‘goose bump’ look is a very high-quality, thick, soft and extremely durable leather product that fetches one of the highest prices in fashion shops and boutiques.
A lot of fashion enthusiasts consider ostrich leather to be very luxurious and equal to (if not better than) snake or crocodile leather.
Ostrich leather is currently used by many major fashion houses including Hermès, Prada, Gucci, and Louis Vuitton. The leather is used for a wide variety of products including jackets, bags, shoes, purses, caps, wallets and belts.

(3) Feathers
The best feathers come from ostriches bred in the dry and semi-dry regions of the world such as Africa and the Middle East. As a result, the quality of feathers produced from ostriches raised in Europe and North America differs in many respects from those produced in Africa.
Ostrich feathers are used to make feather dusters for cleaning fine machinery and equipment as well as for decorations, furniture stuffing and in the fashion industry. They also have a wide application in creative arts and has proved to be a very versatile and popular material.

(4) Eggs and Livestock

As expected, the ostrich lays the largest egg by any bird in the world!
An ostrich egg is roughly the size of a football and can weigh almost 2 kilograms (approx. 1 pound). A mature female ostrich can lay up to 40 of these eggs in a single year!
As the size of the international market for ostrich grows, the demand for live exports is also on the rise, with markets as far afield as France, Holland, Pakistan, United Arab Emirates (UAE), South Africa and China.

Considering ostrich farming in Africa? Here are a couple of things you should know

We’ve looked at the economic and business potential of ostrich farming, it’s now time to look at some of the things you need to successfully start your own ostrich farm.
This is by no means a full business plan. You should see this as a checklist that helps you organize your thoughts while you’re considering this business opportunity.

(a) Registration
It’s always good to make sure that you are licensed to operate an ostrich farm in your area. Registration used to be overlooked before the bird flu epidemic. Nowadays, operators of bird farms (poultry) are required to be registered and licensed with the relevant government agency.
You should double check and make sure you don’t run afoul of any laws or regulations.

(b) Breeding
It’s usually advised to start with a breed stock of 1 male and 2 – 4 females. Depending on your location, a mature breeder (male or female) could cost from as low as $800 up to $5,000.
Ostriches are very fertile and can lay up to 40 eggs throughout the year. However, a female ostrich stops laying eggs if she has to incubate them. For all-year round production, eggs must be moved to a machine incubator on the facility. In many areas, ostrich chicks may suffer high mortality.

(c) Space, equipment and facilities
Well, if we haven’t told you yet, you should know that ostriches can grow to be 9 feet tall and can reach speeds of 70 miles per hour. Yes, these guys can run!
They need a lot of space and the geography doesn’t matter. Ostriches thrive very well in all climes including deserts, grassland, forest regions and swamps. But dry climes and grasslands/semi-arid areas are most favourable to ostrich production.
You may be unable to successfully breed these guys in small and confined spaces. They typically need a lot of space to thrive. A family of four birds would need up to ½ an acre of space for optimal results.
Ostriches also drink a lot of water so a nearby and steady source of clean water would be a great idea.

(d) Feeding
Ostriches are very adaptable birds and can survive on quite a wide variety of foods. Ostriches in the wild feed on insects, rodents (rats and mice) and even grass! But if you’re raising them for profit, it makes a whole lot of sense to provide good quality, balanced and nutritious poultry diets so they can grow well and fetch a handsome market price!

Ostrich farming in Africa is on the rise…

Ostrich farming has been aptly called a ‘business of the future.’
From the current market economics, the benefits from this venture clearly trumps other traditional livestock (including cattle, chicken, pigs and turkey).
Although the startup costs are higher than other types of livestock, its payout can be huge.

For quality products (Ostrich Chicks, Broiler Day Old Chicks, Point of lay POL, Quail, Day Old Foreign and Local Turkeys, Pullets) For Order Placements/Bookings and more

WhatsApp us on this link: http:///2348167999151

We deliver� nation wide

Stay Blessed
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Re: Why You Should Consider Ostrich Farming by Gadgetmobil(m): 9:48pm On Apr 14, 2020
This guy is a fraud
Keep away from him

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Re: Why You Should Consider Ostrich Farming by jayaim: 7:06am On Apr 15, 2020
What is the evidence of ur claim. Stop rubbishing people anyhow. If u can't provide evidence, shut up.
Gadgetmobil:
This guy is a fraud
Keep away from him

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Re: Why You Should Consider Ostrich Farming by FredericMiracle(m): 3:52pm On Apr 21, 2020
FredericMiracle:
Ostriches allow the farmer to make higher and quicker returns on investment. In recent years, a number of European and American beef producers have converted to ostrich farming because of its amazing profitability. Some serious comparison here would be great.
On one hand, a typical cow produces one calf every year. This calf will be ready for market in two years and produce about 250kg of beef at slaughter.

On the other hand, an ostrich produces up to 40 eggs every year and these chicks usually reach market size in about 14 months yielding meat that weighs up to 1,800 kilograms!
In addition to meat, an ostrich (including its mature offspring) can produce up to 50 square metres of leather and 36 kilograms of feather… in just one year!

If properly managed, a single female ostrich can produce up to 72,000 kilograms of meat, 2,000 square metres of leather and 2,000 kilograms of feathers during her economic (productive) lifetime.
Compared to other traditional farm animals (cattle, goats, pigs, fish, chicken and turkey), ostriches are quite easy to raise and most ostrich farm projects turn out to be very successful.
The most important period in the life of every ostrich is the first 3 to 5 months of its life when a good and balanced diet containing the sufficient quantities of important nutrients are required.

The Market For Ostrich Products

One of the reasons why ostrich farming is so profitable is the number of valuables an ostrich has to offer; and very little ever goes to waste.
Ostrich eggs, meat, hide (leather) and feather are very highly priced and command high prices on the local and international markets.

(1) Meat

As we mentioned earlier, ostrich meat is by far the healthiest alternative to all traditional meats.
It has lower fat, calories and cholesterol than beef, chicken, turkey, pork and fish!
In contrast to chicken and turkey (which are classified as ‘white meat’), ostrich meat is a “red meat” similar in colour and taste to beef.
A huge portion of all the meat from an ostrich comes from the leg, thigh, and back. Because ostrich meat is very lean, they are fast becoming a favourite with people who want to live healthy but still love read meat. Ostriches give these people the best of both worlds!
According to the Maasai Ostrich Farm in Kenya,
‘a well-fed eight to ten month-old juvenile ostrich produces 45-50 kg of meat on-the-bone and sells for US$12 per kg. Steak fetches around US$24/kg, and US$28 for fillet.’
Comparing ostrich versus other meats (per 100 grams serving)

(2) Leather
Compared to cattle (which yields less than 3 square metres of leather a year, an average ostrich (offspring included) will average about 50 square metres of leather. That’s more than ten times the return in a single year!
Ostrich skin (hide), with its characteristic and distinctive ‘goose bump’ look is a very high-quality, thick, soft and extremely durable leather product that fetches one of the highest prices in fashion shops and boutiques.
A lot of fashion enthusiasts consider ostrich leather to be very luxurious and equal to (if not better than) snake or crocodile leather.
Ostrich leather is currently used by many major fashion houses including Hermès, Prada, Gucci, and Louis Vuitton. The leather is used for a wide variety of products including jackets, bags, shoes, purses, caps, wallets and belts.

(3) Feathers
The best feathers come from ostriches bred in the dry and semi-dry regions of the world such as Africa and the Middle East. As a result, the quality of feathers produced from ostriches raised in Europe and North America differs in many respects from those produced in Africa.
Ostrich feathers are used to make feather dusters for cleaning fine machinery and equipment as well as for decorations, furniture stuffing and in the fashion industry. They also have a wide application in creative arts and has proved to be a very versatile and popular material.

(4) Eggs and Livestock

As expected, the ostrich lays the largest egg by any bird in the world!
An ostrich egg is roughly the size of a football and can weigh almost 2 kilograms (approx. 1 pound). A mature female ostrich can lay up to 40 of these eggs in a single year!
As the size of the international market for ostrich grows, the demand for live exports is also on the rise, with markets as far afield as France, Holland, Pakistan, United Arab Emirates (UAE), South Africa and China.

Considering ostrich farming in Africa? Here are a couple of things you should know

We’ve looked at the economic and business potential of ostrich farming, it’s now time to look at some of the things you need to successfully start your own ostrich farm.
This is by no means a full business plan. You should see this as a checklist that helps you organize your thoughts while you’re considering this business opportunity.

(a) Registration
It’s always good to make sure that you are licensed to operate an ostrich farm in your area. Registration used to be overlooked before the bird flu epidemic. Nowadays, operators of bird farms (poultry) are required to be registered and licensed with the relevant government agency.
You should double check and make sure you don’t run afoul of any laws or regulations.

(b) Breeding
It’s usually advised to start with a breed stock of 1 male and 2 – 4 females. Depending on your location, a mature breeder (male or female) could cost from as low as $800 up to $5,000.
Ostriches are very fertile and can lay up to 40 eggs throughout the year. However, a female ostrich stops laying eggs if she has to incubate them. For all-year round production, eggs must be moved to a machine incubator on the facility. In many areas, ostrich chicks may suffer high mortality.

(c) Space, equipment and facilities
Well, if we haven’t told you yet, you should know that ostriches can grow to be 9 feet tall and can reach speeds of 70 miles per hour. Yes, these guys can run!
They need a lot of space and the geography doesn’t matter. Ostriches thrive very well in all climes including deserts, grassland, forest regions and swamps. But dry climes and grasslands/semi-arid areas are most favourable to ostrich production.
You may be unable to successfully breed these guys in small and confined spaces. They typically need a lot of space to thrive. A family of four birds would need up to ½ an acre of space for optimal results.
Ostriches also drink a lot of water so a nearby and steady source of clean water would be a great idea.

(d) Feeding
Ostriches are very adaptable birds and can survive on quite a wide variety of foods. Ostriches in the wild feed on insects, rodents (rats and mice) and even grass! But if you’re raising them for profit, it makes a whole lot of sense to provide good quality, balanced and nutritious poultry diets so they can grow well and fetch a handsome market price!

Ostrich farming in Africa is on the rise…

Ostrich farming has been aptly called a ‘business of the future.’
From the current market economics, the benefits from this venture clearly trumps other traditional livestock (including cattle, chicken, pigs and turkey).
Although the startup costs are higher than other types of livestock, its payout can be huge.

For quality products (Ostrich Chicks, Broiler Day Old Chicks, Point of lay POL, Quail, Day Old Foreign and Local Turkeys, Pullets) For Order Placements/Bookings and more

WhatsApp us on this link: http:///2348167999151

We deliver� nation wide

Stay Blessed
make your quarantine productive
Re: Why You Should Consider Ostrich Farming by FredericMiracle(m): 11:22pm On Apr 24, 2020
FredericMiracle:
Ostriches allow the farmer to make higher and quicker returns on investment. In recent years, a number of European and American beef producers have converted to ostrich farming because of its amazing profitability. Some serious comparison here would be great.
On one hand, a typical cow produces one calf every year. This calf will be ready for market in two years and produce about 250kg of beef at slaughter.

On the other hand, an ostrich produces up to 40 eggs every year and these chicks usually reach market size in about 14 months yielding meat that weighs up to 1,800 kilograms!
In addition to meat, an ostrich (including its mature offspring) can produce up to 50 square metres of leather and 36 kilograms of feather… in just one year!

If properly managed, a single female ostrich can produce up to 72,000 kilograms of meat, 2,000 square metres of leather and 2,000 kilograms of feathers during her economic (productive) lifetime.
Compared to other traditional farm animals (cattle, goats, pigs, fish, chicken and turkey), ostriches are quite easy to raise and most ostrich farm projects turn out to be very successful.
The most important period in the life of every ostrich is the first 3 to 5 months of its life when a good and balanced diet containing the sufficient quantities of important nutrients are required.

The Market For Ostrich Products

One of the reasons why ostrich farming is so profitable is the number of valuables an ostrich has to offer; and very little ever goes to waste.
Ostrich eggs, meat, hide (leather) and feather are very highly priced and command high prices on the local and international markets.

(1) Meat

As we mentioned earlier, ostrich meat is by far the healthiest alternative to all traditional meats.
It has lower fat, calories and cholesterol than beef, chicken, turkey, pork and fish!
In contrast to chicken and turkey (which are classified as ‘white meat’), ostrich meat is a “red meat” similar in colour and taste to beef.
A huge portion of all the meat from an ostrich comes from the leg, thigh, and back. Because ostrich meat is very lean, they are fast becoming a favourite with people who want to live healthy but still love read meat. Ostriches give these people the best of both worlds!
According to the Maasai Ostrich Farm in Kenya,
‘a well-fed eight to ten month-old juvenile ostrich produces 45-50 kg of meat on-the-bone and sells for US$12 per kg. Steak fetches around US$24/kg, and US$28 for fillet.’
Comparing ostrich versus other meats (per 100 grams serving)

(2) Leather
Compared to cattle (which yields less than 3 square metres of leather a year, an average ostrich (offspring included) will average about 50 square metres of leather. That’s more than ten times the return in a single year!
Ostrich skin (hide), with its characteristic and distinctive ‘goose bump’ look is a very high-quality, thick, soft and extremely durable leather product that fetches one of the highest prices in fashion shops and boutiques.
A lot of fashion enthusiasts consider ostrich leather to be very luxurious and equal to (if not better than) snake or crocodile leather.
Ostrich leather is currently used by many major fashion houses including Hermès, Prada, Gucci, and Louis Vuitton. The leather is used for a wide variety of products including jackets, bags, shoes, purses, caps, wallets and belts.

(3) Feathers
The best feathers come from ostriches bred in the dry and semi-dry regions of the world such as Africa and the Middle East. As a result, the quality of feathers produced from ostriches raised in Europe and North America differs in many respects from those produced in Africa.
Ostrich feathers are used to make feather dusters for cleaning fine machinery and equipment as well as for decorations, furniture stuffing and in the fashion industry. They also have a wide application in creative arts and has proved to be a very versatile and popular material.

(4) Eggs and Livestock

As expected, the ostrich lays the largest egg by any bird in the world!
An ostrich egg is roughly the size of a football and can weigh almost 2 kilograms (approx. 1 pound). A mature female ostrich can lay up to 40 of these eggs in a single year!
As the size of the international market for ostrich grows, the demand for live exports is also on the rise, with markets as far afield as France, Holland, Pakistan, United Arab Emirates (UAE), South Africa and China.

Considering ostrich farming in Africa? Here are a couple of things you should know

We’ve looked at the economic and business potential of ostrich farming, it’s now time to look at some of the things you need to successfully start your own ostrich farm.
This is by no means a full business plan. You should see this as a checklist that helps you organize your thoughts while you’re considering this business opportunity.

(a) Registration
It’s always good to make sure that you are licensed to operate an ostrich farm in your area. Registration used to be overlooked before the bird flu epidemic. Nowadays, operators of bird farms (poultry) are required to be registered and licensed with the relevant government agency.
You should double check and make sure you don’t run afoul of any laws or regulations.

(b) Breeding
It’s usually advised to start with a breed stock of 1 male and 2 – 4 females. Depending on your location, a mature breeder (male or female) could cost from as low as $800 up to $5,000.
Ostriches are very fertile and can lay up to 40 eggs throughout the year. However, a female ostrich stops laying eggs if she has to incubate them. For all-year round production, eggs must be moved to a machine incubator on the facility. In many areas, ostrich chicks may suffer high mortality.

(c) Space, equipment and facilities
Well, if we haven’t told you yet, you should know that ostriches can grow to be 9 feet tall and can reach speeds of 70 miles per hour. Yes, these guys can run!
They need a lot of space and the geography doesn’t matter. Ostriches thrive very well in all climes including deserts, grassland, forest regions and swamps. But dry climes and grasslands/semi-arid areas are most favourable to ostrich production.
You may be unable to successfully breed these guys in small and confined spaces. They typically need a lot of space to thrive. A family of four birds would need up to ½ an acre of space for optimal results.
Ostriches also drink a lot of water so a nearby and steady source of clean water would be a great idea.

(d) Feeding
Ostriches are very adaptable birds and can survive on quite a wide variety of foods. Ostriches in the wild feed on insects, rodents (rats and mice) and even grass! But if you’re raising them for profit, it makes a whole lot of sense to provide good quality, balanced and nutritious poultry diets so they can grow well and fetch a handsome market price!

Ostrich farming in Africa is on the rise…

Ostrich farming has been aptly called a ‘business of the future.’
From the current market economics, the benefits from this venture clearly trumps other traditional livestock (including cattle, chicken, pigs and turkey).
Although the startup costs are higher than other types of livestock, its payout can be huge.

For quality products (Ostrich Chicks, Broiler Day Old Chicks, Point of lay POL, Quail, Day Old Foreign and Local Turkeys, Pullets) For Order Placements/Bookings and more

WhatsApp us on this link: http:///2348167999151

We deliver� nation wide

Stay Blessed
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Re: Why You Should Consider Ostrich Farming by FredericMiracle(m): 10:50pm On May 20, 2020
FredericMiracle:
Ostriches allow the farmer to make higher and quicker returns on investment. In recent years, a number of European and American beef producers have converted to ostrich farming because of its amazing profitability. Some serious comparison here would be great.
On one hand, a typical cow produces one calf every year. This calf will be ready for market in two years and produce about 250kg of beef at slaughter.

On the other hand, an ostrich produces up to 40 eggs every year and these chicks usually reach market size in about 14 months yielding meat that weighs up to 1,800 kilograms!
In addition to meat, an ostrich (including its mature offspring) can produce up to 50 square metres of leather and 36 kilograms of feather… in just one year!

If properly managed, a single female ostrich can produce up to 72,000 kilograms of meat, 2,000 square metres of leather and 2,000 kilograms of feathers during her economic (productive) lifetime.
Compared to other traditional farm animals (cattle, goats, pigs, fish, chicken and turkey), ostriches are quite easy to raise and most ostrich farm projects turn out to be very successful.
The most important period in the life of every ostrich is the first 3 to 5 months of its life when a good and balanced diet containing the sufficient quantities of important nutrients are required.

The Market For Ostrich Products

One of the reasons why ostrich farming is so profitable is the number of valuables an ostrich has to offer; and very little ever goes to waste.
Ostrich eggs, meat, hide (leather) and feather are very highly priced and command high prices on the local and international markets.

(1) Meat

As we mentioned earlier, ostrich meat is by far the healthiest alternative to all traditional meats.
It has lower fat, calories and cholesterol than beef, chicken, turkey, pork and fish!
In contrast to chicken and turkey (which are classified as ‘white meat’), ostrich meat is a “red meat” similar in colour and taste to beef.
A huge portion of all the meat from an ostrich comes from the leg, thigh, and back. Because ostrich meat is very lean, they are fast becoming a favourite with people who want to live healthy but still love read meat. Ostriches give these people the best of both worlds!
According to the Maasai Ostrich Farm in Kenya,
‘a well-fed eight to ten month-old juvenile ostrich produces 45-50 kg of meat on-the-bone and sells for US$12 per kg. Steak fetches around US$24/kg, and US$28 for fillet.’
Comparing ostrich versus other meats (per 100 grams serving)

(2) Leather
Compared to cattle (which yields less than 3 square metres of leather a year, an average ostrich (offspring included) will average about 50 square metres of leather. That’s more than ten times the return in a single year!
Ostrich skin (hide), with its characteristic and distinctive ‘goose bump’ look is a very high-quality, thick, soft and extremely durable leather product that fetches one of the highest prices in fashion shops and boutiques.
A lot of fashion enthusiasts consider ostrich leather to be very luxurious and equal to (if not better than) snake or crocodile leather.
Ostrich leather is currently used by many major fashion houses including Hermès, Prada, Gucci, and Louis Vuitton. The leather is used for a wide variety of products including jackets, bags, shoes, purses, caps, wallets and belts.

(3) Feathers
The best feathers come from ostriches bred in the dry and semi-dry regions of the world such as Africa and the Middle East. As a result, the quality of feathers produced from ostriches raised in Europe and North America differs in many respects from those produced in Africa.
Ostrich feathers are used to make feather dusters for cleaning fine machinery and equipment as well as for decorations, furniture stuffing and in the fashion industry. They also have a wide application in creative arts and has proved to be a very versatile and popular material.

(4) Eggs and Livestock

As expected, the ostrich lays the largest egg by any bird in the world!
An ostrich egg is roughly the size of a football and can weigh almost 2 kilograms (approx. 1 pound). A mature female ostrich can lay up to 40 of these eggs in a single year!
As the size of the international market for ostrich grows, the demand for live exports is also on the rise, with markets as far afield as France, Holland, Pakistan, United Arab Emirates (UAE), South Africa and China.

Considering ostrich farming in Africa? Here are a couple of things you should know

We’ve looked at the economic and business potential of ostrich farming, it’s now time to look at some of the things you need to successfully start your own ostrich farm.
This is by no means a full business plan. You should see this as a checklist that helps you organize your thoughts while you’re considering this business opportunity.

(a) Registration
It’s always good to make sure that you are licensed to operate an ostrich farm in your area. Registration used to be overlooked before the bird flu epidemic. Nowadays, operators of bird farms (poultry) are required to be registered and licensed with the relevant government agency.
You should double check and make sure you don’t run afoul of any laws or regulations.

(b) Breeding
It’s usually advised to start with a breed stock of 1 male and 2 – 4 females. Depending on your location, a mature breeder (male or female) could cost from as low as $800 up to $5,000.
Ostriches are very fertile and can lay up to 40 eggs throughout the year. However, a female ostrich stops laying eggs if she has to incubate them. For all-year round production, eggs must be moved to a machine incubator on the facility. In many areas, ostrich chicks may suffer high mortality.

(c) Space, equipment and facilities
Well, if we haven’t told you yet, you should know that ostriches can grow to be 9 feet tall and can reach speeds of 70 miles per hour. Yes, these guys can run!
They need a lot of space and the geography doesn’t matter. Ostriches thrive very well in all climes including deserts, grassland, forest regions and swamps. But dry climes and grasslands/semi-arid areas are most favourable to ostrich production.
You may be unable to successfully breed these guys in small and confined spaces. They typically need a lot of space to thrive. A family of four birds would need up to ½ an acre of space for optimal results.
Ostriches also drink a lot of water so a nearby and steady source of clean water would be a great idea.

(d) Feeding
Ostriches are very adaptable birds and can survive on quite a wide variety of foods. Ostriches in the wild feed on insects, rodents (rats and mice) and even grass! But if you’re raising them for profit, it makes a whole lot of sense to provide good quality, balanced and nutritious poultry diets so they can grow well and fetch a handsome market price!

Ostrich farming in Africa is on the rise…

Ostrich farming has been aptly called a ‘business of the future.’
From the current market economics, the benefits from this venture clearly trumps other traditional livestock (including cattle, chicken, pigs and turkey).
Although the startup costs are higher than other types of livestock, its payout can be huge.

For quality products (Ostrich Chicks, Broiler Day Old Chicks, Point of lay POL, Quail, Day Old Foreign and Local Turkeys, Pullets) For Order Placements/Bookings and more

WhatsApp us on this link: http:///2348167999151

We deliver� nation wide

Stay Blessed
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Re: Why You Should Consider Ostrich Farming by FredericMiracle(m): 5:55pm On Jun 09, 2020
FredericMiracle:
Ostriches allow the farmer to make higher and quicker returns on investment. In recent years, a number of European and American beef producers have converted to ostrich farming because of its amazing profitability. Some serious comparison here would be great.
On one hand, a typical cow produces one calf every year. This calf will be ready for market in two years and produce about 250kg of beef at slaughter.

On the other hand, an ostrich produces up to 40 eggs every year and these chicks usually reach market size in about 14 months yielding meat that weighs up to 1,800 kilograms!
In addition to meat, an ostrich (including its mature offspring) can produce up to 50 square metres of leather and 36 kilograms of feather… in just one year!

If properly managed, a single female ostrich can produce up to 72,000 kilograms of meat, 2,000 square metres of leather and 2,000 kilograms of feathers during her economic (productive) lifetime.
Compared to other traditional farm animals (cattle, goats, pigs, fish, chicken and turkey), ostriches are quite easy to raise and most ostrich farm projects turn out to be very successful.
The most important period in the life of every ostrich is the first 3 to 5 months of its life when a good and balanced diet containing the sufficient quantities of important nutrients are required.

The Market For Ostrich Products

One of the reasons why ostrich farming is so profitable is the number of valuables an ostrich has to offer; and very little ever goes to waste.
Ostrich eggs, meat, hide (leather) and feather are very highly priced and command high prices on the local and international markets.

(1) Meat

As we mentioned earlier, ostrich meat is by far the healthiest alternative to all traditional meats.
It has lower fat, calories and cholesterol than beef, chicken, turkey, pork and fish!
In contrast to chicken and turkey (which are classified as ‘white meat’), ostrich meat is a “red meat” similar in colour and taste to beef.
A huge portion of all the meat from an ostrich comes from the leg, thigh, and back. Because ostrich meat is very lean, they are fast becoming a favourite with people who want to live healthy but still love read meat. Ostriches give these people the best of both worlds!
According to the Maasai Ostrich Farm in Kenya,
‘a well-fed eight to ten month-old juvenile ostrich produces 45-50 kg of meat on-the-bone and sells for US$12 per kg. Steak fetches around US$24/kg, and US$28 for fillet.’
Comparing ostrich versus other meats (per 100 grams serving)

(2) Leather
Compared to cattle (which yields less than 3 square metres of leather a year, an average ostrich (offspring included) will average about 50 square metres of leather. That’s more than ten times the return in a single year!
Ostrich skin (hide), with its characteristic and distinctive ‘goose bump’ look is a very high-quality, thick, soft and extremely durable leather product that fetches one of the highest prices in fashion shops and boutiques.
A lot of fashion enthusiasts consider ostrich leather to be very luxurious and equal to (if not better than) snake or crocodile leather.
Ostrich leather is currently used by many major fashion houses including Hermès, Prada, Gucci, and Louis Vuitton. The leather is used for a wide variety of products including jackets, bags, shoes, purses, caps, wallets and belts.

(3) Feathers
The best feathers come from ostriches bred in the dry and semi-dry regions of the world such as Africa and the Middle East. As a result, the quality of feathers produced from ostriches raised in Europe and North America differs in many respects from those produced in Africa.
Ostrich feathers are used to make feather dusters for cleaning fine machinery and equipment as well as for decorations, furniture stuffing and in the fashion industry. They also have a wide application in creative arts and has proved to be a very versatile and popular material.

(4) Eggs and Livestock

As expected, the ostrich lays the largest egg by any bird in the world!
An ostrich egg is roughly the size of a football and can weigh almost 2 kilograms (approx. 1 pound). A mature female ostrich can lay up to 40 of these eggs in a single year!
As the size of the international market for ostrich grows, the demand for live exports is also on the rise, with markets as far afield as France, Holland, Pakistan, United Arab Emirates (UAE), South Africa and China.

Considering ostrich farming in Africa? Here are a couple of things you should know

We’ve looked at the economic and business potential of ostrich farming, it’s now time to look at some of the things you need to successfully start your own ostrich farm.
This is by no means a full business plan. You should see this as a checklist that helps you organize your thoughts while you’re considering this business opportunity.

(a) Registration
It’s always good to make sure that you are licensed to operate an ostrich farm in your area. Registration used to be overlooked before the bird flu epidemic. Nowadays, operators of bird farms (poultry) are required to be registered and licensed with the relevant government agency.
You should double check and make sure you don’t run afoul of any laws or regulations.

(b) Breeding
It’s usually advised to start with a breed stock of 1 male and 2 – 4 females. Depending on your location, a mature breeder (male or female) could cost from as low as $800 up to $5,000.
Ostriches are very fertile and can lay up to 40 eggs throughout the year. However, a female ostrich stops laying eggs if she has to incubate them. For all-year round production, eggs must be moved to a machine incubator on the facility. In many areas, ostrich chicks may suffer high mortality.

(c) Space, equipment and facilities
Well, if we haven’t told you yet, you should know that ostriches can grow to be 9 feet tall and can reach speeds of 70 miles per hour. Yes, these guys can run!
They need a lot of space and the geography doesn’t matter. Ostriches thrive very well in all climes including deserts, grassland, forest regions and swamps. But dry climes and grasslands/semi-arid areas are most favourable to ostrich production.
You may be unable to successfully breed these guys in small and confined spaces. They typically need a lot of space to thrive. A family of four birds would need up to ½ an acre of space for optimal results.
Ostriches also drink a lot of water so a nearby and steady source of clean water would be a great idea.

(d) Feeding
Ostriches are very adaptable birds and can survive on quite a wide variety of foods. Ostriches in the wild feed on insects, rodents (rats and mice) and even grass! But if you’re raising them for profit, it makes a whole lot of sense to provide good quality, balanced and nutritious poultry diets so they can grow well and fetch a handsome market price!

Ostrich farming in Africa is on the rise…

Ostrich farming has been aptly called a ‘business of the future.’
From the current market economics, the benefits from this venture clearly trumps other traditional livestock (including cattle, chicken, pigs and turkey).
Although the startup costs are higher than other types of livestock, its payout can be huge.

For quality products (Ostrich Chicks, Broiler Day Old Chicks, Point of lay POL, Quail, Day Old Foreign and Local Turkeys, Pullets) For Order Placements/Bookings and more

WhatsApp us on this link: http:///2348167999151

We deliver� nation wide

Stay Blessed
Cheers
Re: Why You Should Consider Ostrich Farming by Royruky(m): 7:00pm On Jun 09, 2020
FredericMiracle:
Ostriches allow the farmer to make higher and quicker returns on investment. In recent years, a number of European and American beef producers have converted to ostrich farming because of its amazing profitability. Some serious comparison here would be great.
On one hand, a typical cow produces one calf every year. This calf will be ready for market in two years and produce about 250kg of beef at slaughter.

On the other hand, an ostrich produces up to 40 eggs every year and these chicks usually reach market size in about 14 months yielding meat that weighs up to 1,800 kilograms!
In addition to meat, an ostrich (including its mature offspring) can produce up to 50 square metres of leather and 36 kilograms of feather… in just one year!

If properly managed, a single female ostrich can produce up to 72,000 kilograms of meat, 2,000 square metres of leather and 2,000 kilograms of feathers during her economic (productive) lifetime.
Compared to other traditional farm animals (cattle, goats, pigs, fish, chicken and turkey), ostriches are quite easy to raise and most ostrich farm projects turn out to be very successful.
The most important period in the life of every ostrich is the first 3 to 5 months of its life when a good and balanced diet containing the sufficient quantities of important nutrients are required.

The Market For Ostrich Products

One of the reasons why ostrich farming is so profitable is the number of valuables an ostrich has to offer; and very little ever goes to waste.
Ostrich eggs, meat, hide (leather) and feather are very highly priced and command high prices on the local and international markets.

(1) Meat

As we mentioned earlier, ostrich meat is by far the healthiest alternative to all traditional meats.
It has lower fat, calories and cholesterol than beef, chicken, turkey, pork and fish!
In contrast to chicken and turkey (which are classified as ‘white meat’), ostrich meat is a “red meat” similar in colour and taste to beef.
A huge portion of all the meat from an ostrich comes from the leg, thigh, and back. Because ostrich meat is very lean, they are fast becoming a favourite with people who want to live healthy but still love read meat. Ostriches give these people the best of both worlds!
According to the Maasai Ostrich Farm in Kenya,
‘a well-fed eight to ten month-old juvenile ostrich produces 45-50 kg of meat on-the-bone and sells for US$12 per kg. Steak fetches around US$24/kg, and US$28 for fillet.’
Comparing ostrich versus other meats (per 100 grams serving)

(2) Leather
Compared to cattle (which yields less than 3 square metres of leather a year, an average ostrich (offspring included) will average about 50 square metres of leather. That’s more than ten times the return in a single year!
Ostrich skin (hide), with its characteristic and distinctive ‘goose bump’ look is a very high-quality, thick, soft and extremely durable leather product that fetches one of the highest prices in fashion shops and boutiques.
A lot of fashion enthusiasts consider ostrich leather to be very luxurious and equal to (if not better than) snake or crocodile leather.
Ostrich leather is currently used by many major fashion houses including Hermès, Prada, Gucci, and Louis Vuitton. The leather is used for a wide variety of products including jackets, bags, shoes, purses, caps, wallets and belts.

(3) Feathers
The best feathers come from ostriches bred in the dry and semi-dry regions of the world such as Africa and the Middle East. As a result, the quality of feathers produced from ostriches raised in Europe and North America differs in many respects from those produced in Africa.
Ostrich feathers are used to make feather dusters for cleaning fine machinery and equipment as well as for decorations, furniture stuffing and in the fashion industry. They also have a wide application in creative arts and has proved to be a very versatile and popular material.

(4) Eggs and Livestock

As expected, the ostrich lays the largest egg by any bird in the world!
An ostrich egg is roughly the size of a football and can weigh almost 2 kilograms (approx. 1 pound). A mature female ostrich can lay up to 40 of these eggs in a single year!
As the size of the international market for ostrich grows, the demand for live exports is also on the rise, with markets as far afield as France, Holland, Pakistan, United Arab Emirates (UAE), South Africa and China.

Considering ostrich farming in Africa? Here are a couple of things you should know

We’ve looked at the economic and business potential of ostrich farming, it’s now time to look at some of the things you need to successfully start your own ostrich farm.
This is by no means a full business plan. You should see this as a checklist that helps you organize your thoughts while you’re considering this business opportunity.

(a) Registration
It’s always good to make sure that you are licensed to operate an ostrich farm in your area. Registration used to be overlooked before the bird flu epidemic. Nowadays, operators of bird farms (poultry) are required to be registered and licensed with the relevant government agency.
You should double check and make sure you don’t run afoul of any laws or regulations.

(b) Breeding
It’s usually advised to start with a breed stock of 1 male and 2 – 4 females. Depending on your location, a mature breeder (male or female) could cost from as low as $800 up to $5,000.
Ostriches are very fertile and can lay up to 40 eggs throughout the year. However, a female ostrich stops laying eggs if she has to incubate them. For all-year round production, eggs must be moved to a machine incubator on the facility. In many areas, ostrich chicks may suffer high mortality.

(c) Space, equipment and facilities
Well, if we haven’t told you yet, you should know that ostriches can grow to be 9 feet tall and can reach speeds of 70 miles per hour. Yes, these guys can run!
They need a lot of space and the geography doesn’t matter. Ostriches thrive very well in all climes including deserts, grassland, forest regions and swamps. But dry climes and grasslands/semi-arid areas are most favourable to ostrich production.
You may be unable to successfully breed these guys in small and confined spaces. They typically need a lot of space to thrive. A family of four birds would need up to ½ an acre of space for optimal results.
Ostriches also drink a lot of water so a nearby and steady source of clean water would be a great idea.

(d) Feeding
Ostriches are very adaptable birds and can survive on quite a wide variety of foods. Ostriches in the wild feed on insects, rodents (rats and mice) and even grass! But if you’re raising them for profit, it makes a whole lot of sense to provide good quality, balanced and nutritious poultry diets so they can grow well and fetch a handsome market price!

Ostrich farming in Africa is on the rise…

Ostrich farming has been aptly called a ‘business of the future.’
From the current market economics, the benefits from this venture clearly trumps other traditional livestock (including cattle, chicken, pigs and turkey).
Although the startup costs are higher than other types of livestock, its payout can be huge.

For quality products (Ostrich Chicks, Broiler Day Old Chicks, Point of lay POL, Quail, Day Old Foreign and Local Turkeys, Pullets) For Order Placements/Bookings and more

WhatsApp us on this link: http:///2348167999151

We deliver� nation wide

Stay Blessed


This thread is making a comeback. Can I ask why?
Re: Why You Should Consider Ostrich Farming by FredericMiracle(m): 12:33am On Jul 05, 2020
FredericMiracle:
Ostriches allow the farmer to make higher and quicker returns on investment. In recent years, a number of European and American beef producers have converted to ostrich farming because of its amazing profitability. Some serious comparison here would be great.
On one hand, a typical cow produces one calf every year. This calf will be ready for market in two years and produce about 250kg of beef at slaughter.

On the other hand, an ostrich produces up to 40 eggs every year and these chicks usually reach market size in about 14 months yielding meat that weighs up to 1,800 kilograms!
In addition to meat, an ostrich (including its mature offspring) can produce up to 50 square metres of leather and 36 kilograms of feather… in just one year!

If properly managed, a single female ostrich can produce up to 72,000 kilograms of meat, 2,000 square metres of leather and 2,000 kilograms of feathers during her economic (productive) lifetime.
Compared to other traditional farm animals (cattle, goats, pigs, fish, chicken and turkey), ostriches are quite easy to raise and most ostrich farm projects turn out to be very successful.
The most important period in the life of every ostrich is the first 3 to 5 months of its life when a good and balanced diet containing the sufficient quantities of important nutrients are required.

The Market For Ostrich Products

One of the reasons why ostrich farming is so profitable is the number of valuables an ostrich has to offer; and very little ever goes to waste.
Ostrich eggs, meat, hide (leather) and feather are very highly priced and command high prices on the local and international markets.

(1) Meat

As we mentioned earlier, ostrich meat is by far the healthiest alternative to all traditional meats.
It has lower fat, calories and cholesterol than beef, chicken, turkey, pork and fish!
In contrast to chicken and turkey (which are classified as ‘white meat’), ostrich meat is a “red meat” similar in colour and taste to beef.
A huge portion of all the meat from an ostrich comes from the leg, thigh, and back. Because ostrich meat is very lean, they are fast becoming a favourite with people who want to live healthy but still love read meat. Ostriches give these people the best of both worlds!
According to the Maasai Ostrich Farm in Kenya,
‘a well-fed eight to ten month-old juvenile ostrich produces 45-50 kg of meat on-the-bone and sells for US$12 per kg. Steak fetches around US$24/kg, and US$28 for fillet.’
Comparing ostrich versus other meats (per 100 grams serving)

(2) Leather
Compared to cattle (which yields less than 3 square metres of leather a year, an average ostrich (offspring included) will average about 50 square metres of leather. That’s more than ten times the return in a single year!
Ostrich skin (hide), with its characteristic and distinctive ‘goose bump’ look is a very high-quality, thick, soft and extremely durable leather product that fetches one of the highest prices in fashion shops and boutiques.
A lot of fashion enthusiasts consider ostrich leather to be very luxurious and equal to (if not better than) snake or crocodile leather.
Ostrich leather is currently used by many major fashion houses including Hermès, Prada, Gucci, and Louis Vuitton. The leather is used for a wide variety of products including jackets, bags, shoes, purses, caps, wallets and belts.

(3) Feathers
The best feathers come from ostriches bred in the dry and semi-dry regions of the world such as Africa and the Middle East. As a result, the quality of feathers produced from ostriches raised in Europe and North America differs in many respects from those produced in Africa.
Ostrich feathers are used to make feather dusters for cleaning fine machinery and equipment as well as for decorations, furniture stuffing and in the fashion industry. They also have a wide application in creative arts and has proved to be a very versatile and popular material.

(4) Eggs and Livestock

As expected, the ostrich lays the largest egg by any bird in the world!
An ostrich egg is roughly the size of a football and can weigh almost 2 kilograms (approx. 1 pound). A mature female ostrich can lay up to 40 of these eggs in a single year!
As the size of the international market for ostrich grows, the demand for live exports is also on the rise, with markets as far afield as France, Holland, Pakistan, United Arab Emirates (UAE), South Africa and China.

Considering ostrich farming in Africa? Here are a couple of things you should know

We’ve looked at the economic and business potential of ostrich farming, it’s now time to look at some of the things you need to successfully start your own ostrich farm.
This is by no means a full business plan. You should see this as a checklist that helps you organize your thoughts while you’re considering this business opportunity.

(a) Registration
It’s always good to make sure that you are licensed to operate an ostrich farm in your area. Registration used to be overlooked before the bird flu epidemic. Nowadays, operators of bird farms (poultry) are required to be registered and licensed with the relevant government agency.
You should double check and make sure you don’t run afoul of any laws or regulations.

(b) Breeding
It’s usually advised to start with a breed stock of 1 male and 2 – 4 females. Depending on your location, a mature breeder (male or female) could cost from as low as $800 up to $5,000.
Ostriches are very fertile and can lay up to 40 eggs throughout the year. However, a female ostrich stops laying eggs if she has to incubate them. For all-year round production, eggs must be moved to a machine incubator on the facility. In many areas, ostrich chicks may suffer high mortality.

(c) Space, equipment and facilities
Well, if we haven’t told you yet, you should know that ostriches can grow to be 9 feet tall and can reach speeds of 70 miles per hour. Yes, these guys can run!
They need a lot of space and the geography doesn’t matter. Ostriches thrive very well in all climes including deserts, grassland, forest regions and swamps. But dry climes and grasslands/semi-arid areas are most favourable to ostrich production.
You may be unable to successfully breed these guys in small and confined spaces. They typically need a lot of space to thrive. A family of four birds would need up to ½ an acre of space for optimal results.
Ostriches also drink a lot of water so a nearby and steady source of clean water would be a great idea.

(d) Feeding
Ostriches are very adaptable birds and can survive on quite a wide variety of foods. Ostriches in the wild feed on insects, rodents (rats and mice) and even grass! But if you’re raising them for profit, it makes a whole lot of sense to provide good quality, balanced and nutritious poultry diets so they can grow well and fetch a handsome market price!

Ostrich farming in Africa is on the rise…

Ostrich farming has been aptly called a ‘business of the future.’
From the current market economics, the benefits from this venture clearly trumps other traditional livestock (including cattle, chicken, pigs and turkey).
Although the startup costs are higher than other types of livestock, its payout can be huge.

For quality products (Ostrich Chicks, Broiler Day Old Chicks, Point of lay POL, Quail, Day Old Foreign and Local Turkeys, Pullets) For Order Placements/Bookings and more

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You can do it
Re: Why You Should Consider Ostrich Farming by FredericMiracle(m): 4:28pm On Jul 10, 2020
FredericMiracle:
Ostriches allow the farmer to make higher and quicker returns on investment. In recent years, a number of European and American beef producers have converted to ostrich farming because of its amazing profitability. Some serious comparison here would be great.
On one hand, a typical cow produces one calf every year. This calf will be ready for market in two years and produce about 250kg of beef at slaughter.

On the other hand, an ostrich produces up to 40 eggs every year and these chicks usually reach market size in about 14 months yielding meat that weighs up to 1,800 kilograms!
In addition to meat, an ostrich (including its mature offspring) can produce up to 50 square metres of leather and 36 kilograms of feather… in just one year!

If properly managed, a single female ostrich can produce up to 72,000 kilograms of meat, 2,000 square metres of leather and 2,000 kilograms of feathers during her economic (productive) lifetime.
Compared to other traditional farm animals (cattle, goats, pigs, fish, chicken and turkey), ostriches are quite easy to raise and most ostrich farm projects turn out to be very successful.
The most important period in the life of every ostrich is the first 3 to 5 months of its life when a good and balanced diet containing the sufficient quantities of important nutrients are required.

The Market For Ostrich Products

One of the reasons why ostrich farming is so profitable is the number of valuables an ostrich has to offer; and very little ever goes to waste.
Ostrich eggs, meat, hide (leather) and feather are very highly priced and command high prices on the local and international markets.

(1) Meat

As we mentioned earlier, ostrich meat is by far the healthiest alternative to all traditional meats.
It has lower fat, calories and cholesterol than beef, chicken, turkey, pork and fish!
In contrast to chicken and turkey (which are classified as ‘white meat’), ostrich meat is a “red meat” similar in colour and taste to beef.
A huge portion of all the meat from an ostrich comes from the leg, thigh, and back. Because ostrich meat is very lean, they are fast becoming a favourite with people who want to live healthy but still love read meat. Ostriches give these people the best of both worlds!
According to the Maasai Ostrich Farm in Kenya,
‘a well-fed eight to ten month-old juvenile ostrich produces 45-50 kg of meat on-the-bone and sells for US$12 per kg. Steak fetches around US$24/kg, and US$28 for fillet.’
Comparing ostrich versus other meats (per 100 grams serving)

(2) Leather
Compared to cattle (which yields less than 3 square metres of leather a year, an average ostrich (offspring included) will average about 50 square metres of leather. That’s more than ten times the return in a single year!
Ostrich skin (hide), with its characteristic and distinctive ‘goose bump’ look is a very high-quality, thick, soft and extremely durable leather product that fetches one of the highest prices in fashion shops and boutiques.
A lot of fashion enthusiasts consider ostrich leather to be very luxurious and equal to (if not better than) snake or crocodile leather.
Ostrich leather is currently used by many major fashion houses including Hermès, Prada, Gucci, and Louis Vuitton. The leather is used for a wide variety of products including jackets, bags, shoes, purses, caps, wallets and belts.

(3) Feathers
The best feathers come from ostriches bred in the dry and semi-dry regions of the world such as Africa and the Middle East. As a result, the quality of feathers produced from ostriches raised in Europe and North America differs in many respects from those produced in Africa.
Ostrich feathers are used to make feather dusters for cleaning fine machinery and equipment as well as for decorations, furniture stuffing and in the fashion industry. They also have a wide application in creative arts and has proved to be a very versatile and popular material.

(4) Eggs and Livestock

As expected, the ostrich lays the largest egg by any bird in the world!
An ostrich egg is roughly the size of a football and can weigh almost 2 kilograms (approx. 1 pound). A mature female ostrich can lay up to 40 of these eggs in a single year!
As the size of the international market for ostrich grows, the demand for live exports is also on the rise, with markets as far afield as France, Holland, Pakistan, United Arab Emirates (UAE), South Africa and China.

Considering ostrich farming in Africa? Here are a couple of things you should know

We’ve looked at the economic and business potential of ostrich farming, it’s now time to look at some of the things you need to successfully start your own ostrich farm.
This is by no means a full business plan. You should see this as a checklist that helps you organize your thoughts while you’re considering this business opportunity.

(a) Registration
It’s always good to make sure that you are licensed to operate an ostrich farm in your area. Registration used to be overlooked before the bird flu epidemic. Nowadays, operators of bird farms (poultry) are required to be registered and licensed with the relevant government agency.
You should double check and make sure you don’t run afoul of any laws or regulations.

(b) Breeding
It’s usually advised to start with a breed stock of 1 male and 2 – 4 females. Depending on your location, a mature breeder (male or female) could cost from as low as $800 up to $5,000.
Ostriches are very fertile and can lay up to 40 eggs throughout the year. However, a female ostrich stops laying eggs if she has to incubate them. For all-year round production, eggs must be moved to a machine incubator on the facility. In many areas, ostrich chicks may suffer high mortality.

(c) Space, equipment and facilities
Well, if we haven’t told you yet, you should know that ostriches can grow to be 9 feet tall and can reach speeds of 70 miles per hour. Yes, these guys can run!
They need a lot of space and the geography doesn’t matter. Ostriches thrive very well in all climes including deserts, grassland, forest regions and swamps. But dry climes and grasslands/semi-arid areas are most favourable to ostrich production.
You may be unable to successfully breed these guys in small and confined spaces. They typically need a lot of space to thrive. A family of four birds would need up to ½ an acre of space for optimal results.
Ostriches also drink a lot of water so a nearby and steady source of clean water would be a great idea.

(d) Feeding
Ostriches are very adaptable birds and can survive on quite a wide variety of foods. Ostriches in the wild feed on insects, rodents (rats and mice) and even grass! But if you’re raising them for profit, it makes a whole lot of sense to provide good quality, balanced and nutritious poultry diets so they can grow well and fetch a handsome market price!

Ostrich farming in Africa is on the rise…

Ostrich farming has been aptly called a ‘business of the future.’
From the current market economics, the benefits from this venture clearly trumps other traditional livestock (including cattle, chicken, pigs and turkey).
Although the startup costs are higher than other types of livestock, its payout can be huge.

For quality products (Ostrich Chicks, Broiler Day Old Chicks, Point of lay POL, Quail, Day Old Foreign and Local Turkeys, Pullets) For Order Placements/Bookings and more

WhatsApp us on this link: http:///2348167999151

We deliver� nation wide

Stay Blessed
Elegant
Re: Why You Should Consider Ostrich Farming by FredericMiracle(m): 4:44pm On Aug 01, 2020
FredericMiracle:
Ostriches allow the farmer to make higher and quicker returns on investment. In recent years, a number of European and American beef producers have converted to ostrich farming because of its amazing profitability. Some serious comparison here would be great.
On one hand, a typical cow produces one calf every year. This calf will be ready for market in two years and produce about 250kg of beef at slaughter.

On the other hand, an ostrich produces up to 40 eggs every year and these chicks usually reach market size in about 14 months yielding meat that weighs up to 1,800 kilograms!
In addition to meat, an ostrich (including its mature offspring) can produce up to 50 square metres of leather and 36 kilograms of feather… in just one year!

If properly managed, a single female ostrich can produce up to 72,000 kilograms of meat, 2,000 square metres of leather and 2,000 kilograms of feathers during her economic (productive) lifetime.
Compared to other traditional farm animals (cattle, goats, pigs, fish, chicken and turkey), ostriches are quite easy to raise and most ostrich farm projects turn out to be very successful.
The most important period in the life of every ostrich is the first 3 to 5 months of its life when a good and balanced diet containing the sufficient quantities of important nutrients are required.

The Market For Ostrich Products

One of the reasons why ostrich farming is so profitable is the number of valuables an ostrich has to offer; and very little ever goes to waste.
Ostrich eggs, meat, hide (leather) and feather are very highly priced and command high prices on the local and international markets.

(1) Meat

As we mentioned earlier, ostrich meat is by far the healthiest alternative to all traditional meats.
It has lower fat, calories and cholesterol than beef, chicken, turkey, pork and fish!
In contrast to chicken and turkey (which are classified as ‘white meat’), ostrich meat is a “red meat” similar in colour and taste to beef.
A huge portion of all the meat from an ostrich comes from the leg, thigh, and back. Because ostrich meat is very lean, they are fast becoming a favourite with people who want to live healthy but still love read meat. Ostriches give these people the best of both worlds!
According to the Maasai Ostrich Farm in Kenya,
‘a well-fed eight to ten month-old juvenile ostrich produces 45-50 kg of meat on-the-bone and sells for US$12 per kg. Steak fetches around US$24/kg, and US$28 for fillet.’
Comparing ostrich versus other meats (per 100 grams serving)

(2) Leather
Compared to cattle (which yields less than 3 square metres of leather a year, an average ostrich (offspring included) will average about 50 square metres of leather. That’s more than ten times the return in a single year!
Ostrich skin (hide), with its characteristic and distinctive ‘goose bump’ look is a very high-quality, thick, soft and extremely durable leather product that fetches one of the highest prices in fashion shops and boutiques.
A lot of fashion enthusiasts consider ostrich leather to be very luxurious and equal to (if not better than) snake or crocodile leather.
Ostrich leather is currently used by many major fashion houses including Hermès, Prada, Gucci, and Louis Vuitton. The leather is used for a wide variety of products including jackets, bags, shoes, purses, caps, wallets and belts.

(3) Feathers
The best feathers come from ostriches bred in the dry and semi-dry regions of the world such as Africa and the Middle East. As a result, the quality of feathers produced from ostriches raised in Europe and North America differs in many respects from those produced in Africa.
Ostrich feathers are used to make feather dusters for cleaning fine machinery and equipment as well as for decorations, furniture stuffing and in the fashion industry. They also have a wide application in creative arts and has proved to be a very versatile and popular material.

(4) Eggs and Livestock

As expected, the ostrich lays the largest egg by any bird in the world!
An ostrich egg is roughly the size of a football and can weigh almost 2 kilograms (approx. 1 pound). A mature female ostrich can lay up to 40 of these eggs in a single year!
As the size of the international market for ostrich grows, the demand for live exports is also on the rise, with markets as far afield as France, Holland, Pakistan, United Arab Emirates (UAE), South Africa and China.

Considering ostrich farming in Africa? Here are a couple of things you should know

We’ve looked at the economic and business potential of ostrich farming, it’s now time to look at some of the things you need to successfully start your own ostrich farm.
This is by no means a full business plan. You should see this as a checklist that helps you organize your thoughts while you’re considering this business opportunity.

(a) Registration
It’s always good to make sure that you are licensed to operate an ostrich farm in your area. Registration used to be overlooked before the bird flu epidemic. Nowadays, operators of bird farms (poultry) are required to be registered and licensed with the relevant government agency.
You should double check and make sure you don’t run afoul of any laws or regulations.

(b) Breeding
It’s usually advised to start with a breed stock of 1 male and 2 – 4 females. Depending on your location, a mature breeder (male or female) could cost from as low as $800 up to $5,000.
Ostriches are very fertile and can lay up to 40 eggs throughout the year. However, a female ostrich stops laying eggs if she has to incubate them. For all-year round production, eggs must be moved to a machine incubator on the facility. In many areas, ostrich chicks may suffer high mortality.

(c) Space, equipment and facilities
Well, if we haven’t told you yet, you should know that ostriches can grow to be 9 feet tall and can reach speeds of 70 miles per hour. Yes, these guys can run!
They need a lot of space and the geography doesn’t matter. Ostriches thrive very well in all climes including deserts, grassland, forest regions and swamps. But dry climes and grasslands/semi-arid areas are most favourable to ostrich production.
You may be unable to successfully breed these guys in small and confined spaces. They typically need a lot of space to thrive. A family of four birds would need up to ½ an acre of space for optimal results.
Ostriches also drink a lot of water so a nearby and steady source of clean water would be a great idea.

(d) Feeding
Ostriches are very adaptable birds and can survive on quite a wide variety of foods. Ostriches in the wild feed on insects, rodents (rats and mice) and even grass! But if you’re raising them for profit, it makes a whole lot of sense to provide good quality, balanced and nutritious poultry diets so they can grow well and fetch a handsome market price!

Ostrich farming in Africa is on the rise…

Ostrich farming has been aptly called a ‘business of the future.’
From the current market economics, the benefits from this venture clearly trumps other traditional livestock (including cattle, chicken, pigs and turkey).
Although the startup costs are higher than other types of livestock, its payout can be huge.

For quality products (Ostrich Chicks, Broiler Day Old Chicks, Point of lay POL, Quail, Day Old Foreign and Local Turkeys, Pullets) For Order Placements/Bookings and more

WhatsApp us on this link: http:///2348167999151

We deliver� nation wide

Stay Blessed

BARKADESALLAH
Re: Why You Should Consider Ostrich Farming by legba1(m): 11:11pm On Aug 01, 2020
You never for once posted pictures to support you claims....Are you sure you have what you claim to sell?

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Re: Why You Should Consider Ostrich Farming by FredericMiracle(m): 12:42am On Jan 06, 2021
FredericMiracle:
Ostriches allow the farmer to make higher and quicker returns on investment. In recent years, a number of European and American beef producers have converted to ostrich farming because of its amazing profitability. Some serious comparison here would be great.
On one hand, a typical cow produces one calf every year. This calf will be ready for market in two years and produce about 250kg of beef at slaughter.

On the other hand, an ostrich produces up to 40 eggs every year and these chicks usually reach market size in about 14 months yielding meat that weighs up to 1,800 kilograms!
In addition to meat, an ostrich (including its mature offspring) can produce up to 50 square metres of leather and 36 kilograms of feather… in just one year!

If properly managed, a single female ostrich can produce up to 72,000 kilograms of meat, 2,000 square metres of leather and 2,000 kilograms of feathers during her economic (productive) lifetime.
Compared to other traditional farm animals (cattle, goats, pigs, fish, chicken and turkey), ostriches are quite easy to raise and most ostrich farm projects turn out to be very successful.
The most important period in the life of every ostrich is the first 3 to 5 months of its life when a good and balanced diet containing the sufficient quantities of important nutrients are required.

The Market For Ostrich Products

One of the reasons why ostrich farming is so profitable is the number of valuables an ostrich has to offer; and very little ever goes to waste.
Ostrich eggs, meat, hide (leather) and feather are very highly priced and command high prices on the local and international markets.

(1) Meat

As we mentioned earlier, ostrich meat is by far the healthiest alternative to all traditional meats.
It has lower fat, calories and cholesterol than beef, chicken, turkey, pork and fish!
In contrast to chicken and turkey (which are classified as ‘white meat’), ostrich meat is a “red meat” similar in colour and taste to beef.
A huge portion of all the meat from an ostrich comes from the leg, thigh, and back. Because ostrich meat is very lean, they are fast becoming a favourite with people who want to live healthy but still love read meat. Ostriches give these people the best of both worlds!
According to the Maasai Ostrich Farm in Kenya,
‘a well-fed eight to ten month-old juvenile ostrich produces 45-50 kg of meat on-the-bone and sells for US$12 per kg. Steak fetches around US$24/kg, and US$28 for fillet.’
Comparing ostrich versus other meats (per 100 grams serving)

(2) Leather
Compared to cattle (which yields less than 3 square metres of leather a year, an average ostrich (offspring included) will average about 50 square metres of leather. That’s more than ten times the return in a single year!
Ostrich skin (hide), with its characteristic and distinctive ‘goose bump’ look is a very high-quality, thick, soft and extremely durable leather product that fetches one of the highest prices in fashion shops and boutiques.
A lot of fashion enthusiasts consider ostrich leather to be very luxurious and equal to (if not better than) snake or crocodile leather.
Ostrich leather is currently used by many major fashion houses including Hermès, Prada, Gucci, and Louis Vuitton. The leather is used for a wide variety of products including jackets, bags, shoes, purses, caps, wallets and belts.

(3) Feathers
The best feathers come from ostriches bred in the dry and semi-dry regions of the world such as Africa and the Middle East. As a result, the quality of feathers produced from ostriches raised in Europe and North America differs in many respects from those produced in Africa.
Ostrich feathers are used to make feather dusters for cleaning fine machinery and equipment as well as for decorations, furniture stuffing and in the fashion industry. They also have a wide application in creative arts and has proved to be a very versatile and popular material.

(4) Eggs and Livestock

As expected, the ostrich lays the largest egg by any bird in the world!
An ostrich egg is roughly the size of a football and can weigh almost 2 kilograms (approx. 1 pound). A mature female ostrich can lay up to 40 of these eggs in a single year!
As the size of the international market for ostrich grows, the demand for live exports is also on the rise, with markets as far afield as France, Holland, Pakistan, United Arab Emirates (UAE), South Africa and China.

Considering ostrich farming in Africa? Here are a couple of things you should know

We’ve looked at the economic and business potential of ostrich farming, it’s now time to look at some of the things you need to successfully start your own ostrich farm.
This is by no means a full business plan. You should see this as a checklist that helps you organize your thoughts while you’re considering this business opportunity.

(a) Registration
It’s always good to make sure that you are licensed to operate an ostrich farm in your area. Registration used to be overlooked before the bird flu epidemic. Nowadays, operators of bird farms (poultry) are required to be registered and licensed with the relevant government agency.
You should double check and make sure you don’t run afoul of any laws or regulations.

(b) Breeding
It’s usually advised to start with a breed stock of 1 male and 2 – 4 females. Depending on your location, a mature breeder (male or female) could cost from as low as $800 up to $5,000.
Ostriches are very fertile and can lay up to 40 eggs throughout the year. However, a female ostrich stops laying eggs if she has to incubate them. For all-year round production, eggs must be moved to a machine incubator on the facility. In many areas, ostrich chicks may suffer high mortality.

(c) Space, equipment and facilities
Well, if we haven’t told you yet, you should know that ostriches can grow to be 9 feet tall and can reach speeds of 70 miles per hour. Yes, these guys can run!
They need a lot of space and the geography doesn’t matter. Ostriches thrive very well in all climes including deserts, grassland, forest regions and swamps. But dry climes and grasslands/semi-arid areas are most favourable to ostrich production.
You may be unable to successfully breed these guys in small and confined spaces. They typically need a lot of space to thrive. A family of four birds would need up to ½ an acre of space for optimal results.
Ostriches also drink a lot of water so a nearby and steady source of clean water would be a great idea.

(d) Feeding
Ostriches are very adaptable birds and can survive on quite a wide variety of foods. Ostriches in the wild feed on insects, rodents (rats and mice) and even grass! But if you’re raising them for profit, it makes a whole lot of sense to provide good quality, balanced and nutritious poultry diets so they can grow well and fetch a handsome market price!

Ostrich farming in Africa is on the rise…

Ostrich farming has been aptly called a ‘business of the future.’
From the current market economics, the benefits from this venture clearly trumps other traditional livestock (including cattle, chicken, pigs and turkey).
Although the startup costs are higher than other types of livestock, its payout can be huge.

For quality products (Ostrich Chicks, Broiler Day Old Chicks, Point of lay POL, Quail, Day Old Foreign and Local Turkeys, Pullets) For Order Placements/Bookings and more

WhatsApp us on this link: http:///2348167999151

We deliver� nation wide

Stay Blessed
Very easy to start with whatever you have and you take it from there.
Re: Why You Should Consider Ostrich Farming by FredericMiracle(m): 11:25pm On Feb 15, 2021
BRATISLAVA:
By the time you start giving them injections and rearing them with birdseed, they won't be the same animals you described above. Rather, they will be human engineered and thus as dangerous as chicken meat. And you are proposing people rear them it eat their captivity meat.
That's not true.
Re: Why You Should Consider Ostrich Farming by FredericMiracle(m): 9:42pm On Feb 28, 2021
FredericMiracle:
Ostriches allow the farmer to make higher and quicker returns on investment. In recent years, a number of European and American beef producers have converted to ostrich farming because of its amazing profitability. Some serious comparison here would be great.
On one hand, a typical cow produces one calf every year. This calf will be ready for market in two years and produce about 250kg of beef at slaughter.

On the other hand, an ostrich produces up to 40 eggs every year and these chicks usually reach market size in about 14 months yielding meat that weighs up to 1,800 kilograms!
In addition to meat, an ostrich (including its mature offspring) can produce up to 50 square metres of leather and 36 kilograms of feather… in just one year!

If properly managed, a single female ostrich can produce up to 72,000 kilograms of meat, 2,000 square metres of leather and 2,000 kilograms of feathers during her economic (productive) lifetime.
Compared to other traditional farm animals (cattle, goats, pigs, fish, chicken and turkey), ostriches are quite easy to raise and most ostrich farm projects turn out to be very successful.
The most important period in the life of every ostrich is the first 3 to 5 months of its life when a good and balanced diet containing the sufficient quantities of important nutrients are required.

The Market For Ostrich Products

One of the reasons why ostrich farming is so profitable is the number of valuables an ostrich has to offer; and very little ever goes to waste.
Ostrich eggs, meat, hide (leather) and feather are very highly priced and command high prices on the local and international markets.

(1) Meat

As we mentioned earlier, ostrich meat is by far the healthiest alternative to all traditional meats.
It has lower fat, calories and cholesterol than beef, chicken, turkey, pork and fish!
In contrast to chicken and turkey (which are classified as ‘white meat’), ostrich meat is a “red meat” similar in colour and taste to beef.
A huge portion of all the meat from an ostrich comes from the leg, thigh, and back. Because ostrich meat is very lean, they are fast becoming a favourite with people who want to live healthy but still love read meat. Ostriches give these people the best of both worlds!
According to the Maasai Ostrich Farm in Kenya,
‘a well-fed eight to ten month-old juvenile ostrich produces 45-50 kg of meat on-the-bone and sells for US$12 per kg. Steak fetches around US$24/kg, and US$28 for fillet.’
Comparing ostrich versus other meats (per 100 grams serving)

(2) Leather
Compared to cattle (which yields less than 3 square metres of leather a year, an average ostrich (offspring included) will average about 50 square metres of leather. That’s more than ten times the return in a single year!
Ostrich skin (hide), with its characteristic and distinctive ‘goose bump’ look is a very high-quality, thick, soft and extremely durable leather product that fetches one of the highest prices in fashion shops and boutiques.
A lot of fashion enthusiasts consider ostrich leather to be very luxurious and equal to (if not better than) snake or crocodile leather.
Ostrich leather is currently used by many major fashion houses including Hermès, Prada, Gucci, and Louis Vuitton. The leather is used for a wide variety of products including jackets, bags, shoes, purses, caps, wallets and belts.

(3) Feathers
The best feathers come from ostriches bred in the dry and semi-dry regions of the world such as Africa and the Middle East. As a result, the quality of feathers produced from ostriches raised in Europe and North America differs in many respects from those produced in Africa.
Ostrich feathers are used to make feather dusters for cleaning fine machinery and equipment as well as for decorations, furniture stuffing and in the fashion industry. They also have a wide application in creative arts and has proved to be a very versatile and popular material.

(4) Eggs and Livestock

As expected, the ostrich lays the largest egg by any bird in the world!
An ostrich egg is roughly the size of a football and can weigh almost 2 kilograms (approx. 1 pound). A mature female ostrich can lay up to 40 of these eggs in a single year!
As the size of the international market for ostrich grows, the demand for live exports is also on the rise, with markets as far afield as France, Holland, Pakistan, United Arab Emirates (UAE), South Africa and China.

Considering ostrich farming in Africa? Here are a couple of things you should know

We’ve looked at the economic and business potential of ostrich farming, it’s now time to look at some of the things you need to successfully start your own ostrich farm.
This is by no means a full business plan. You should see this as a checklist that helps you organize your thoughts while you’re considering this business opportunity.

(a) Registration
It’s always good to make sure that you are licensed to operate an ostrich farm in your area. Registration used to be overlooked before the bird flu epidemic. Nowadays, operators of bird farms (poultry) are required to be registered and licensed with the relevant government agency.
You should double check and make sure you don’t run afoul of any laws or regulations.

(b) Breeding
It’s usually advised to start with a breed stock of 1 male and 2 – 4 females. Depending on your location, a mature breeder (male or female) could cost from as low as $800 up to $5,000.
Ostriches are very fertile and can lay up to 40 eggs throughout the year. However, a female ostrich stops laying eggs if she has to incubate them. For all-year round production, eggs must be moved to a machine incubator on the facility. In many areas, ostrich chicks may suffer high mortality.

(c) Space, equipment and facilities
Well, if we haven’t told you yet, you should know that ostriches can grow to be 9 feet tall and can reach speeds of 70 miles per hour. Yes, these guys can run!
They need a lot of space and the geography doesn’t matter. Ostriches thrive very well in all climes including deserts, grassland, forest regions and swamps. But dry climes and grasslands/semi-arid areas are most favourable to ostrich production.
You may be unable to successfully breed these guys in small and confined spaces. They typically need a lot of space to thrive. A family of four birds would need up to ½ an acre of space for optimal results.
Ostriches also drink a lot of water so a nearby and steady source of clean water would be a great idea.

(d) Feeding
Ostriches are very adaptable birds and can survive on quite a wide variety of foods. Ostriches in the wild feed on insects, rodents (rats and mice) and even grass! But if you’re raising them for profit, it makes a whole lot of sense to provide good quality, balanced and nutritious poultry diets so they can grow well and fetch a handsome market price!

Ostrich farming in Africa is on the rise…

Ostrich farming has been aptly called a ‘business of the future.’
From the current market economics, the benefits from this venture clearly trumps other traditional livestock (including cattle, chicken, pigs and turkey).
Although the startup costs are higher than other types of livestock, its payout can be huge.

For quality products (Ostrich Chicks, Broiler Day Old Chicks, Point of lay POL, Quail, Day Old Foreign and Local Turkeys, Pullets) For Order Placements/Bookings and more

WhatsApp us on this link: http:///2348167999151

We deliver� nation wide

Stay Blessed
very reliable
Re: Why You Should Consider Ostrich Farming by FredericMiracle(m): 11:11pm On Apr 03, 2021
FredericMiracle:
Ostriches allow the farmer to make higher and quicker returns on investment. In recent years, a number of European and American beef producers have converted to ostrich farming because of its amazing profitability. Some serious comparison here would be great.
On one hand, a typical cow produces one calf every year. This calf will be ready for market in two years and produce about 250kg of beef at slaughter.

On the other hand, an ostrich produces up to 40 eggs every year and these chicks usually reach market size in about 14 months yielding meat that weighs up to 1,800 kilograms!
In addition to meat, an ostrich (including its mature offspring) can produce up to 50 square metres of leather and 36 kilograms of feather… in just one year!

If properly managed, a single female ostrich can produce up to 72,000 kilograms of meat, 2,000 square metres of leather and 2,000 kilograms of feathers during her economic (productive) lifetime.
Compared to other traditional farm animals (cattle, goats, pigs, fish, chicken and turkey), ostriches are quite easy to raise and most ostrich farm projects turn out to be very successful.
The most important period in the life of every ostrich is the first 3 to 5 months of its life when a good and balanced diet containing the sufficient quantities of important nutrients are required.

The Market For Ostrich Products

One of the reasons why ostrich farming is so profitable is the number of valuables an ostrich has to offer; and very little ever goes to waste.
Ostrich eggs, meat, hide (leather) and feather are very highly priced and command high prices on the local and international markets.

(1) Meat

As we mentioned earlier, ostrich meat is by far the healthiest alternative to all traditional meats.
It has lower fat, calories and cholesterol than beef, chicken, turkey, pork and fish!
In contrast to chicken and turkey (which are classified as ‘white meat’), ostrich meat is a “red meat” similar in colour and taste to beef.
A huge portion of all the meat from an ostrich comes from the leg, thigh, and back. Because ostrich meat is very lean, they are fast becoming a favourite with people who want to live healthy but still love read meat. Ostriches give these people the best of both worlds!
According to the Maasai Ostrich Farm in Kenya,
‘a well-fed eight to ten month-old juvenile ostrich produces 45-50 kg of meat on-the-bone and sells for US$12 per kg. Steak fetches around US$24/kg, and US$28 for fillet.’
Comparing ostrich versus other meats (per 100 grams serving)

(2) Leather
Compared to cattle (which yields less than 3 square metres of leather a year, an average ostrich (offspring included) will average about 50 square metres of leather. That’s more than ten times the return in a single year!
Ostrich skin (hide), with its characteristic and distinctive ‘goose bump’ look is a very high-quality, thick, soft and extremely durable leather product that fetches one of the highest prices in fashion shops and boutiques.
A lot of fashion enthusiasts consider ostrich leather to be very luxurious and equal to (if not better than) snake or crocodile leather.
Ostrich leather is currently used by many major fashion houses including Hermès, Prada, Gucci, and Louis Vuitton. The leather is used for a wide variety of products including jackets, bags, shoes, purses, caps, wallets and belts.

(3) Feathers
The best feathers come from ostriches bred in the dry and semi-dry regions of the world such as Africa and the Middle East. As a result, the quality of feathers produced from ostriches raised in Europe and North America differs in many respects from those produced in Africa.
Ostrich feathers are used to make feather dusters for cleaning fine machinery and equipment as well as for decorations, furniture stuffing and in the fashion industry. They also have a wide application in creative arts and has proved to be a very versatile and popular material.

(4) Eggs and Livestock

As expected, the ostrich lays the largest egg by any bird in the world!
An ostrich egg is roughly the size of a football and can weigh almost 2 kilograms (approx. 1 pound). A mature female ostrich can lay up to 40 of these eggs in a single year!
As the size of the international market for ostrich grows, the demand for live exports is also on the rise, with markets as far afield as France, Holland, Pakistan, United Arab Emirates (UAE), South Africa and China.

Considering ostrich farming in Africa? Here are a couple of things you should know

We’ve looked at the economic and business potential of ostrich farming, it’s now time to look at some of the things you need to successfully start your own ostrich farm.
This is by no means a full business plan. You should see this as a checklist that helps you organize your thoughts while you’re considering this business opportunity.

(a) Registration
It’s always good to make sure that you are licensed to operate an ostrich farm in your area. Registration used to be overlooked before the bird flu epidemic. Nowadays, operators of bird farms (poultry) are required to be registered and licensed with the relevant government agency.
You should double check and make sure you don’t run afoul of any laws or regulations.

(b) Breeding
It’s usually advised to start with a breed stock of 1 male and 2 – 4 females. Depending on your location, a mature breeder (male or female) could cost from as low as $800 up to $5,000.
Ostriches are very fertile and can lay up to 40 eggs throughout the year. However, a female ostrich stops laying eggs if she has to incubate them. For all-year round production, eggs must be moved to a machine incubator on the facility. In many areas, ostrich chicks may suffer high mortality.

(c) Space, equipment and facilities
Well, if we haven’t told you yet, you should know that ostriches can grow to be 9 feet tall and can reach speeds of 70 miles per hour. Yes, these guys can run!
They need a lot of space and the geography doesn’t matter. Ostriches thrive very well in all climes including deserts, grassland, forest regions and swamps. But dry climes and grasslands/semi-arid areas are most favourable to ostrich production.
You may be unable to successfully breed these guys in small and confined spaces. They typically need a lot of space to thrive. A family of four birds would need up to ½ an acre of space for optimal results.
Ostriches also drink a lot of water so a nearby and steady source of clean water would be a great idea.

(d) Feeding
Ostriches are very adaptable birds and can survive on quite a wide variety of foods. Ostriches in the wild feed on insects, rodents (rats and mice) and even grass! But if you’re raising them for profit, it makes a whole lot of sense to provide good quality, balanced and nutritious poultry diets so they can grow well and fetch a handsome market price!

Ostrich farming in Africa is on the rise…

Ostrich farming has been aptly called a ‘business of the future.’
From the current market economics, the benefits from this venture clearly trumps other traditional livestock (including cattle, chicken, pigs and turkey).
Although the startup costs are higher than other types of livestock, its payout can be huge.

For quality products (Ostrich Chicks, Broiler Day Old Chicks, Point of lay POL, Quail, Day Old Foreign and Local Turkeys, Pullets) For Order Placements/Bookings and more

WhatsApp us on this link: http:///2348167999151

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Re: Why You Should Consider Ostrich Farming by tikotin: 12:07am On Apr 14, 2021
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Re: Why You Should Consider Ostrich Farming by FredericMiracle(m): 10:13pm On Jun 29, 2021
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FredericMiracle:
Ostriches allow the farmer to make higher and quicker returns on investment. In recent years, a number of European and American beef producers have converted to ostrich farming because of its amazing profitability. Some serious comparison here would be great.
On one hand, a typical cow produces one calf every year. This calf will be ready for market in two years and produce about 250kg of beef at slaughter.

On the other hand, an ostrich produces up to 40 eggs every year and these chicks usually reach market size in about 14 months yielding meat that weighs up to 1,800 kilograms!
In addition to meat, an ostrich (including its mature offspring) can produce up to 50 square metres of leather and 36 kilograms of feather… in just one year!

If properly managed, a single female ostrich can produce up to 72,000 kilograms of meat, 2,000 square metres of leather and 2,000 kilograms of feathers during her economic (productive) lifetime.
Compared to other traditional farm animals (cattle, goats, pigs, fish, chicken and turkey), ostriches are quite easy to raise and most ostrich farm projects turn out to be very successful.
The most important period in the life of every ostrich is the first 3 to 5 months of its life when a good and balanced diet containing the sufficient quantities of important nutrients are required.

The Market For Ostrich Products

One of the reasons why ostrich farming is so profitable is the number of valuables an ostrich has to offer; and very little ever goes to waste.
Ostrich eggs, meat, hide (leather) and feather are very highly priced and command high prices on the local and international markets.

(1) Meat

As we mentioned earlier, ostrich meat is by far the healthiest alternative to all traditional meats.
It has lower fat, calories and cholesterol than beef, chicken, turkey, pork and fish!
In contrast to chicken and turkey (which are classified as ‘white meat’), ostrich meat is a “red meat” similar in colour and taste to beef.
A huge portion of all the meat from an ostrich comes from the leg, thigh, and back. Because ostrich meat is very lean, they are fast becoming a favourite with people who want to live healthy but still love read meat. Ostriches give these people the best of both worlds!
According to the Maasai Ostrich Farm in Kenya,
‘a well-fed eight to ten month-old juvenile ostrich produces 45-50 kg of meat on-the-bone and sells for US$12 per kg. Steak fetches around US$24/kg, and US$28 for fillet.’
Comparing ostrich versus other meats (per 100 grams serving)

(2) Leather
Compared to cattle (which yields less than 3 square metres of leather a year, an average ostrich (offspring included) will average about 50 square metres of leather. That’s more than ten times the return in a single year!
Ostrich skin (hide), with its characteristic and distinctive ‘goose bump’ look is a very high-quality, thick, soft and extremely durable leather product that fetches one of the highest prices in fashion shops and boutiques.
A lot of fashion enthusiasts consider ostrich leather to be very luxurious and equal to (if not better than) snake or crocodile leather.
Ostrich leather is currently used by many major fashion houses including Hermès, Prada, Gucci, and Louis Vuitton. The leather is used for a wide variety of products including jackets, bags, shoes, purses, caps, wallets and belts.

(3) Feathers
The best feathers come from ostriches bred in the dry and semi-dry regions of the world such as Africa and the Middle East. As a result, the quality of feathers produced from ostriches raised in Europe and North America differs in many respects from those produced in Africa.
Ostrich feathers are used to make feather dusters for cleaning fine machinery and equipment as well as for decorations, furniture stuffing and in the fashion industry. They also have a wide application in creative arts and has proved to be a very versatile and popular material.

(4) Eggs and Livestock

As expected, the ostrich lays the largest egg by any bird in the world!
An ostrich egg is roughly the size of a football and can weigh almost 2 kilograms (approx. 1 pound). A mature female ostrich can lay up to 40 of these eggs in a single year!
As the size of the international market for ostrich grows, the demand for live exports is also on the rise, with markets as far afield as France, Holland, Pakistan, United Arab Emirates (UAE), South Africa and China.

Considering ostrich farming in Africa? Here are a couple of things you should know

We’ve looked at the economic and business potential of ostrich farming, it’s now time to look at some of the things you need to successfully start your own ostrich farm.
This is by no means a full business plan. You should see this as a checklist that helps you organize your thoughts while you’re considering this business opportunity.

(a) Registration
It’s always good to make sure that you are licensed to operate an ostrich farm in your area. Registration used to be overlooked before the bird flu epidemic. Nowadays, operators of bird farms (poultry) are required to be registered and licensed with the relevant government agency.
You should double check and make sure you don’t run afoul of any laws or regulations.

(b) Breeding
It’s usually advised to start with a breed stock of 1 male and 2 – 4 females. Depending on your location, a mature breeder (male or female) could cost from as low as $800 up to $5,000.
Ostriches are very fertile and can lay up to 40 eggs throughout the year. However, a female ostrich stops laying eggs if she has to incubate them. For all-year round production, eggs must be moved to a machine incubator on the facility. In many areas, ostrich chicks may suffer high mortality.

(c) Space, equipment and facilities
Well, if we haven’t told you yet, you should know that ostriches can grow to be 9 feet tall and can reach speeds of 70 miles per hour. Yes, these guys can run!
They need a lot of space and the geography doesn’t matter. Ostriches thrive very well in all climes including deserts, grassland, forest regions and swamps. But dry climes and grasslands/semi-arid areas are most favourable to ostrich production.
You may be unable to successfully breed these guys in small and confined spaces. They typically need a lot of space to thrive. A family of four birds would need up to ½ an acre of space for optimal results.
Ostriches also drink a lot of water so a nearby and steady source of clean water would be a great idea.

(d) Feeding
Ostriches are very adaptable birds and can survive on quite a wide variety of foods. Ostriches in the wild feed on insects, rodents (rats and mice) and even grass! But if you’re raising them for profit, it makes a whole lot of sense to provide good quality, balanced and nutritious poultry diets so they can grow well and fetch a handsome market price!

Ostrich farming in Africa is on the rise…

Ostrich farming has been aptly called a ‘business of the future.’
From the current market economics, the benefits from this venture clearly trumps other traditional livestock (including cattle, chicken, pigs and turkey).
Although the startup costs are higher than other types of livestock, its payout can be huge.

For quality products (Ostrich Chicks, Broiler Day Old Chicks, Point of lay POL, Quail, Day Old Foreign and Local Turkeys, Pullets) For Order Placements/Bookings and more

WhatsApp us on this link: http:///2348167999151

We deliver� nation wide

Stay Blessed
Re: Why You Should Consider Ostrich Farming by FredericMiracle(m): 1:55am On Jul 19, 2021
FredericMiracle:
Ostriches allow the farmer to make higher and quicker returns on investment. In recent years, a number of European and American beef producers have converted to ostrich farming because of its amazing profitability. Some serious comparison here would be great.
On one hand, a typical cow produces one calf every year. This calf will be ready for market in two years and produce about 250kg of beef at slaughter.

On the other hand, an ostrich produces up to 40 eggs every year and these chicks usually reach market size in about 14 months yielding meat that weighs up to 1,800 kilograms!
In addition to meat, an ostrich (including its mature offspring) can produce up to 50 square metres of leather and 36 kilograms of feather… in just one year!

If properly managed, a single female ostrich can produce up to 72,000 kilograms of meat, 2,000 square metres of leather and 2,000 kilograms of feathers during her economic (productive) lifetime.
Compared to other traditional farm animals (cattle, goats, pigs, fish, chicken and turkey), ostriches are quite easy to raise and most ostrich farm projects turn out to be very successful.
The most important period in the life of every ostrich is the first 3 to 5 months of its life when a good and balanced diet containing the sufficient quantities of important nutrients are required.

The Market For Ostrich Products

One of the reasons why ostrich farming is so profitable is the number of valuables an ostrich has to offer; and very little ever goes to waste.
Ostrich eggs, meat, hide (leather) and feather are very highly priced and command high prices on the local and international markets.

(1) Meat

As we mentioned earlier, ostrich meat is by far the healthiest alternative to all traditional meats.
It has lower fat, calories and cholesterol than beef, chicken, turkey, pork and fish!
In contrast to chicken and turkey (which are classified as ‘white meat’), ostrich meat is a “red meat” similar in colour and taste to beef.
A huge portion of all the meat from an ostrich comes from the leg, thigh, and back. Because ostrich meat is very lean, they are fast becoming a favourite with people who want to live healthy but still love read meat. Ostriches give these people the best of both worlds!
According to the Maasai Ostrich Farm in Kenya,
‘a well-fed eight to ten month-old juvenile ostrich produces 45-50 kg of meat on-the-bone and sells for US$12 per kg. Steak fetches around US$24/kg, and US$28 for fillet.’
Comparing ostrich versus other meats (per 100 grams serving)

(2) Leather
Compared to cattle (which yields less than 3 square metres of leather a year, an average ostrich (offspring included) will average about 50 square metres of leather. That’s more than ten times the return in a single year!
Ostrich skin (hide), with its characteristic and distinctive ‘goose bump’ look is a very high-quality, thick, soft and extremely durable leather product that fetches one of the highest prices in fashion shops and boutiques.
A lot of fashion enthusiasts consider ostrich leather to be very luxurious and equal to (if not better than) snake or crocodile leather.
Ostrich leather is currently used by many major fashion houses including Hermès, Prada, Gucci, and Louis Vuitton. The leather is used for a wide variety of products including jackets, bags, shoes, purses, caps, wallets and belts.

(3) Feathers
The best feathers come from ostriches bred in the dry and semi-dry regions of the world such as Africa and the Middle East. As a result, the quality of feathers produced from ostriches raised in Europe and North America differs in many respects from those produced in Africa.
Ostrich feathers are used to make feather dusters for cleaning fine machinery and equipment as well as for decorations, furniture stuffing and in the fashion industry. They also have a wide application in creative arts and has proved to be a very versatile and popular material.

(4) Eggs and Livestock

As expected, the ostrich lays the largest egg by any bird in the world!
An ostrich egg is roughly the size of a football and can weigh almost 2 kilograms (approx. 1 pound). A mature female ostrich can lay up to 40 of these eggs in a single year!
As the size of the international market for ostrich grows, the demand for live exports is also on the rise, with markets as far afield as France, Holland, Pakistan, United Arab Emirates (UAE), South Africa and China.

Considering ostrich farming in Africa? Here are a couple of things you should know

We’ve looked at the economic and business potential of ostrich farming, it’s now time to look at some of the things you need to successfully start your own ostrich farm.
This is by no means a full business plan. You should see this as a checklist that helps you organize your thoughts while you’re considering this business opportunity.

(a) Registration
It’s always good to make sure that you are licensed to operate an ostrich farm in your area. Registration used to be overlooked before the bird flu epidemic. Nowadays, operators of bird farms (poultry) are required to be registered and licensed with the relevant government agency.
You should double check and make sure you don’t run afoul of any laws or regulations.

(b) Breeding
It’s usually advised to start with a breed stock of 1 male and 2 – 4 females. Depending on your location, a mature breeder (male or female) could cost from as low as $800 up to $5,000.
Ostriches are very fertile and can lay up to 40 eggs throughout the year. However, a female ostrich stops laying eggs if she has to incubate them. For all-year round production, eggs must be moved to a machine incubator on the facility. In many areas, ostrich chicks may suffer high mortality.

(c) Space, equipment and facilities
Well, if we haven’t told you yet, you should know that ostriches can grow to be 9 feet tall and can reach speeds of 70 miles per hour. Yes, these guys can run!
They need a lot of space and the geography doesn’t matter. Ostriches thrive very well in all climes including deserts, grassland, forest regions and swamps. But dry climes and grasslands/semi-arid areas are most favourable to ostrich production.
You may be unable to successfully breed these guys in small and confined spaces. They typically need a lot of space to thrive. A family of four birds would need up to ½ an acre of space for optimal results.
Ostriches also drink a lot of water so a nearby and steady source of clean water would be a great idea.

(d) Feeding
Ostriches are very adaptable birds and can survive on quite a wide variety of foods. Ostriches in the wild feed on insects, rodents (rats and mice) and even grass! But if you’re raising them for profit, it makes a whole lot of sense to provide good quality, balanced and nutritious poultry diets so they can grow well and fetch a handsome market price!

Ostrich farming in Africa is on the rise…

Ostrich farming has been aptly called a ‘business of the future.’
From the current market economics, the benefits from this venture clearly trumps other traditional livestock (including cattle, chicken, pigs and turkey).
Although the startup costs are higher than other types of livestock, its payout can be huge.

For quality products (Ostrich Chicks, Broiler Day Old Chicks, Point of lay POL, Quail, Day Old Foreign and Local Turkeys, Pullets) For Order Placements/Bookings and more

WhatsApp us on this link: http:///2348167999151

We deliver� nation wide

Stay Blessed

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