1. Animal Husbandry

Emu Farming: A Profitable Livestock Business in India

Abin Joseph
Abin Joseph
A Mob Of Emus

Emu farming is a popular and profitable business idea in India. Emu farming is highly popular in Andhra Pradesh, Delhi, Karnataka, Maharashtra, and Tamil Nadu, among other states in India. These big poultry birds belonging to the ratite family are native to the island nation of Australia and they have great economic worth.

They lay valuable eggs, generate valuable meat, oil, skin, and feathers and they even produce leather. They are adaptable to nearly all sorts of agro-climatic situations, and hence can be grown without much hassle in the Indian subcontinent. 

Chicken is the most popular of the poultry species, followed by ducks and quails in India, Of late, we need to diversify to other species of poultry in order to reap more profits. The birds live in groups called "Mobs" and can thrive under varying climatic conditions ranging from 0° C to 52° C. These birds are omnivorous and eat leaves, vegetables, fruits, insects, worms. They can be fed modified poultry feed.

Before beginning an Emu farm one should take care of the following : 

Emu Farming Business Plan

  • A maximum of 1 acre of agricultural land can be used to start an emu farm.

  • 30 to 50 three-month-old Emu chicks should be obtained from reputable Emu farm organizers

  • Emu Birds are exclusively raised in groups (16 birds group need 56 x 56 feet space with 6 feet height fence). 

  • With appropriate organic feed and clean drinking water, farm upkeep should be a top priority.

  • Emu bird 1st yields only in the winter season and after completion of 21 months (in India November to December months) 

  • Further yield period is every year in the winter season from October to March.

  • An average of 10 to 15 eggs can be obtained from the 1st yield and subsequently, an average of 20 to 25 eggs can be obtained from the next yields every year.  

  • Chick sale is the best profitable compared to egg sale.

Emu farming has a lot of promise and potential due to its income and ease of operation. It will also bring diversification in Indian poultry which is claimed to be a must by even famed Agri scientists like Dr A.K Karnatak. 

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