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General
  • The Ostrich (Struthio camelus) is a flightless bird native to Africa. It is the only living species of its family, Struthionidae, and its genus, Struthio. They are distinct in their appearance, with a long neck and legs and the ability to run at speeds of about 65 km/h (40 mph). Ostriches are the largest living species of bird and are farmed in many areas all over the world. The scientific name for the ostrich is from the Greek for "camel sparrow" in allusion to their long necks
  • Ostriches are omnivorous, but feed primarily on seeds, leaves, roots and flowers of various grasses, shrubs and trees. Locusts and other invertebrates are sometimes eaten. Many of the items eaten by Ostriches are unpalatable to other creatures, but are broken down by the bird's 14 metre long intestine.

Processing

  • Ostrich leather is a popular product for making boots, clothing and upholstery. An adult ostrich will produce 14 square feet of hide. One hide can made three pairs of boots. Ostrich meat is being promoted as a low-cholesterol red meat because of its red color, beef-like texture and low fat content. Processing studies conducted at Texas A&M University show that the average carcass dressing percentage is 57.57 percent.
  • Domestic ostriches have been reported to live and reproduce for up to 50 years. An ostrich will reach adult height between 18 and 20 months of age and continue to gain weight for a few months after that. Male ostriches also get a lot of color during the breeding season.Ostriches will reproduce in monogamous or polygamous situations.

Report & Market

  • Ostrich farming is tackled in a scientific way: eggs are imported from Namibia at a price of $125 per egg. The eggs then go into a temperature-controlled rotating incubator -- and once they hatch, the baby ostriches are weighed, inoculated and inserted with a microchip to track their genealogy and growth.Ostrich skin also makes good leather, feathers will be used as furniture dusters and the feet make good table legs.
  • 100% of your revenue will be generated from the production of livestock for meat and ostrich Leather. Ostriches are already farmed in over 100 countries: from the cold winter climates of Alaska, Norway and Sweden, all the way south to the equatorial countries of Zaire, Brazil and Indonesia. Ostriches breed well in a warm climate, and heavy rain and thunderstorms will certainly affect the breeding cycle.
  • The ostrich market is now experiencing large growth increases, due to the breakup of a South African ostrich monopoly. This breakup has caused the worldwide price of ostrich products to decrease, and these goods are now beginning to become affordable to the common man in both Europe and the US.

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