Brought to you by
Clarks Hooves n Feathers and The AEA
National Emu Week was created to educate the public
about emu agriculture and products.
With over 5,000-6,000 farms, the industry is making
headway into the new millennium as consumers become more familiar with emu
The American Emu Association represents an alternative
agriculture industry, dominated by the small farmer, who is devoted to humane
and environmentally positive practices that will produce beneficial products for
The “most usable bird”- emus are raised for their
oil, low-fat, protein-packed meat, fine leather, feathers, toenails, and
exquisite green eggs.
Athletes competing in the 2000 Olympics used emu oil to
enhance their performance. After competition, emu oil was used to massage and
soothe the body.
Using emu oil is beneficial when applied topically. Emu
oil has been proven to moisturize the skin, enhancing the appearance of youth
The American Heart Association recognizes emu meat as a
heart-healthy meat. Emu meat stands out as being superior to other meats
available, according to the USDA standards for meat.
Dr. Barry Sears, author of “The Zone” and developer
of “The Zone” diet, says that emu meat is one of the proteins that our
bodies are genetically programmed to eat. Emu meat may also help us feel better
and live longer.
Emu meat is similar in taste and texture of lean beef.
High in iron, protein and Vitamin C, emu meat is excellent choice for
According to a Wisconsin meat study that tested chicken,
beef, ostrich and bison, emu meat was considered lowest in fat and highest in
protein, placing first in 15 out of 20 categories for nutritional health.
The emu feathers are used to make fly lures and feather
duster that pick up dust without creating a lot of static cling.