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Ostrich farming guide: How to raise and grow ostrich

Ostrich farming guide: How to raise and grow ostrich

Ostrich
Ostrich farming is becoming popular in the Philippines and although few are doing this, the demand for Ostrich meat is increasing. The cost of Ostrich meat per kilo is from P450 to P600 and one slaughtered Ostrich can weigh around 100 kilos. Without the ability to fly, despite being a bird, the ostrich (Struthio camelus) has all the strength concentrated in its legs to give runs (it is a running bird) when it needs it. It is also in the thighs where a good part of the tender meat of the bird is found, a product that has been giving more impetus to breeding in recent times. Similar in taste and texture to beef, ostrich meat contains low levels of fat and cholesterol, information that is gaining weight when choosing food purchases. At one year old, the bird is ready for slaughter and h...
Ostrich Eggs: Facts and Nutritional Benefits

Ostrich Eggs: Facts and Nutritional Benefits

Ostrich
The African ostrich is the largest bird on our planet, which lays the largest Eggs. Imagine: a bird itself is over 2 meters tall and weighs around 120 kg, and these eggs are 25 to 40 times larger than a chicken egg and can show a weight of up to 2.2 kg on the scale! Females lay eggs only during the warmer months, April through October. They do it every other day, bringing in up to 8 dozen per season. A healthy female lays eggs for 25 to 35 seasons. Size is not the only significant difference between an ostrich and a chicken egg. It is a nutritious dietary product with reduced fat and cholesterol content compared to chicken eggs. This food is rich in sodium and selenium, vitamins A and E, and surpasses chicken in the content of valuable amino acids. Caloric Content: 118 kcal per 100 g...