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Red Oak Farm
3040 Big Buck Road
Trezevant, TN 38258
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Red Oak Farm
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Over the years we have been asked all kinds of questions regarding emu
farming. Questions range from the generalized "Tell me (in an email
yet) everything you know about emu farming." to the specific questions
about hatching, choosing stock or basic costs.
The following pages were set up to provide basic information on emu
farming. Keep in mind that not every farm is run the same way. Our
farm is in Tennessee and the choices we make regarding our farm is influenced by
our location, just as farms in South Dakota and Florida are influenced by their
locations. If you are seriously interested in emu farming I recommend that
- Investigate the market. Emu farming is currently a farm to finish
operation. If you are only interested in raising birds and sending
them to auction or a slaughter facility, this is not for you. The
industry is changing due to efforts by the
American Emu Association
- Purchase Maria Minnaar's two books, The Emu Farmer's Handbook Volume 1 and
Volume 2. Check the AEA bookstore for these.
- Subscribe to Emu Today and Tomorrow
- Visit every emu farm/ranch in your area, take a notebook, ask questions,
make notes. Take everything that you are told with a grain of salt and
use common sense when making decisions regarding your future!
- Plan your farm layout carefully, purchase unrelated stock.
- Attend your local
emu association's meetings.
Not all states have emu associations, but there are most have at large
- Join the
American Emu Association. Why should you join? Don't know, but
here is why I joined.
- Join our
Emu Farm Information group at Yahoo.
What is an Emu?
What is a Farm?
Facilities, Land & Fencing
From Egg to Grow Out
Birds That Fight
How do we tell them apart
Sex and the Emu
Feeding Practices (how often and when)
Rodent & Insect Control
Chick Health Issues
Where do you sell your products?