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Emu Talk: Raising Emu in The Unique Environment of The Hudson Valley, NY

May 17, 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

You don’t have to be Punk to raise Emu but Emu are Punk Rock birds! Adding Emu to your farm is exciting, challenging, rewarding, profitable and never boring. Adding these versatile birds has a multitude of income boosting benefits. They are soft footed, easy on your land and perfectly suited for micro farming. One emu egg is equivalent to 8-10 chicken eggs and emu meat is heart healthy. 99% of the emu is useable plus the oil will take your value-added products to a whole new level. Interested in being a ‘No-kill” farm? No prob. We have you covered. We’ll discuss suggestions and marketing ideas on having a few birds and how they can earn their keep. Topics covered also include High pathogen Avian Influenza and keeping your emu safe, challenging seasonal changes and how to keep your birds healthy, fencing, feed, housing, American Emu Association 4-H projects and answers to your Emu questions!
Emu Talk is presented by Kymara Lonergan and hosted by Cornell Cooperative Extension of Ulster County.