Comparison of Emu As Livestock

Versus Cattle

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Emu

Cattle

Indigenous to USA

No

No

Introduced into USA

1930

1500's

Became Commercial

1990

1860's

Offspring Per Year

25

1

Land Acres Required/Animal

0.01

3-300

Cash Commodity to Grower

Fat

Meat

Cash Commodity to Grower 

Meat

 

Cash Commodity to Grower 

Body Hide

 

 Cash Commodity to Grower

Leg Hide

 

 Cash Commodity to Grower

Feathers

 

 Cash Commodity to Grower

Toes

 

 Cash Commodity to Grower

Beaks

 

 Cash Commodity to Grower

Offul

 

 Cash Commodity to Grower

Egg Shells

 

# Reproductive Years

25+

10+

Herd Growth/Expansion

Geometric

Arithmetic

# Yrs Double Digit Profits in last 10

3

2

Available for USDA Loans

?

Yes

Considered Alternative Agriculture

Yes

No

Classified as Livestock

Yes

Yes

Genetic Registry

No

Yes

Uniform Feeding Standards

No

No

Strong Industry Promotion

No

Yes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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