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Emu Farmers Gather on Route 66

AEA Convention 2017

The American Emu Association got its kicks on Route 66 in Springfield, Missouri this summer. The annual national convention was held July 14-16. Attendees learned about the rise and fall of emu industry, how to market their business, the history of ratites and their impact on humans, and more. Be watching for the fall issue of Emu Today & Tomorrow to learn all about it!

Summer Edition Too Hot To Handle

The third installment of Emu Today & Tomorrow’s Beginner’s Guide to Emu Farming series includes:

  • Ways to help your emus beat the heat
  • Choosing the right land, fencing, and shelter requirements for housing emus
  • What to do about emu poo

You also get a preview of the American Emu Association’s upcoming National Convention in Springfield, Missouri. Register before June 11 to get the special hotel discount.

Subscribe today to Emu Today & Tomorrow and get this as your first issue in the mail. You can either order online, call 580-628-2933, or email With a paid ET&T subscription, you also get FREE access to the digital archives,

Spring Into Emu Farming

Emu Today & Tomorrow’s Beginner’s Guide to Emu Farming continues with the spring issue.

Learn how to:

  • Successfully grow your business
  • Hatch and care for your emu chicks
  • Spot poisonous plants that harm emus

Subscribe today to Emu Today & Tomorrow online! You can also call 580-628-2933 or email With a paid ET&T subscription, you also get FREE access to the digital archives,

A Beginner’s Guide to Emu Farming

Be sure to check out the 2017 winter issue of Emu Today & Tomorrow!

All the quarterly issues this year will serve as a four-part series of beginner’s guides to emu farming. The first one (the winter edition) includes articles on:

  • Feeding
  • Cleaning
  • Incubating
  • Hatching

It also has a pullout that serves as an annual planning guide.

Subscribe today to Emu Today & Tomorrow online! You can also call 580-628-2933 or email With a paid ET&T subscription, you also get FREE access to the digital archives,

Fall Edition Is Here

Thinking about joining the emu industry? Then Emu Today & Tomorrow is for you! Every quarter learn about tips and tricks of the trade.

The 2016 fall issue includes articles on:

  • Utilizing the small food market for selling your emu products
  • Combating oxidation of your emu oil
  • Using digital tools to promote your emu business
  • Highlights from this year’s American Emu Association National Convention

With a paid ET&T subscription, you get FREE access to the digital archives, too!

Subscribe to Emu Today & Tomorrow online. You can also call 580-628-2933 or email


Emu Farmer Convention Held

AEA 2016

In case you missed it, the American Emu Association held its annual national convention in Vancouver, Washington, July 8-10, 2016. From hatching to health benefits, presenters provided a wealth of information to those in attendance. Be watching for the fall issue of Emu Today & Tomorrow for all the details!

Bolster Your Emu Business

Our goal at Emu Today & Tomorrow is to provide articles on relevant topics today, resources for emu farmers, and access to past issues that are chock full of how-to and educational information about emu feed, fencing and shelter, incubation, hatching and growing, processing, refining, and marketing.

To subscribe to the ET&T magazine and have access to the digital ET&T archives, email or call 580-628-2933.

Emu business owners can promote their farms and products through ET&TTo find out more about our new ad packages for the magazine and website, email or call 580-628-2933.

Did You Know?

… that the emu is native to Australia and was imported into the United States during 1930 through the late 1950’s as exotic zoo stock. Today, the exportation of live birds and eggs is prohibited from Australia. Exports of processed emu products from Australia, however, are on the rise as emu begins to gain acceptance worldwide for its unique qualities.

… that emus are raised throughout the United States and have adapted to challenging conditions ranging from the frigid winters of North Dakota to the harsh heat of southern Texas. Emus grow to be five to six feet tall and may weigh up to 140 pounds when mature.

… that emus normally breed as pairs. The hen can be productive for as long as 20 years, laying between 20 to 50 eggs in a season. Laying normally begins at two to three years of age, with the season extending from October to April in the United States each year.

… that the emu egg varies in size and color. It is usually dark green, averaging 5 inches long and weighing approximately 600 grams. Artificial incubation is often conducted at a temperature of approximately 97.5 degrees Fahrenheit and a relative humidity that varies according to the climate. Average incubation time ranges from 50 to 60 days.

… that emu breeding is one of the fastest growing agri-businesses in the United States. Emus are almost totally useable, yielding the following products:

  • A red meat, similar in taste and appearance to very lean beef, that is lower in cholesterol but higher in protein than beef. About 25-40 pounds of meat can be obtained from a mature bird.
  • A unique, penetrating oil. Five to six liters of oil can be obtained from a single bird. Emu oil has attracted the interest of several national and international cosmetic and pharmaceutical companies. Research is continuing in laboratories nationwide as more uses are identified for this versatile raw product.
  • Approximately eight square feet of hide may be obtained from the adult bird. The tanned body leather is supple and durable, while the reptilian appearance of the leg leather provides striking contrast when selected as a fashion accent. The leather is used in upscale products including boots, belts, luggage, and accessory items.