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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...