Why ostriches

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Ostrich meat - Premium choice

  • A tender, lean and healthy piece of ostrich steak has all the taste, colour and texture of beef steak - but with significantly less fat and cholesterol. High in protein and low in calories, ostrich makes the perfect red meat alternative in an increasingly health-conscious world.

    Ostrich versus beef and chicken 
    (per 100 grams of cooked lean meat)

 

Fat

Calories

Protein

Iron

Ostrich (eye of round)

2,74 g

126,74

25,52 g

2,87 mg

Beef (eye of round)

4,7 g

166

28,99 g

1,95 mg

Chicken breast

3,57 g

165

31,02 g

1,04 mg

Source: USDA and Texas A&M University


  • Euratco World and his business partners can offer EEC approved fresh and frozen ostrich meat in a wide variety of cuts including steak, fillet, goulash, hamburgers, sausages, trims.
  • You don’t need to be a chef to prepare it: simply add it to all your favorite traditional recipes
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Ostrich leather

  • Ostrich leather is supple, luxurious and hard wearing
  • Fashion houses have turned to this leather for its excellent qualities in the use of shoes, jackets, handbags, belts and wallets. Ostrich leather has a unique and distinctive pattern.
  • The natural oils inherent in ostrich skin make this leather much more resistant to cracking, stiffening and drying.
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Ecologically efficient production

  • Ostriches produce some of the world’s finest meat, leather, feathers, oil and  they do so at unprecedented levels of efficiency. 
  • Ostriches are far more prolific and efficient than cattle. The productivity of ostriches varies widely, but even a conservative estimate of 20 offspring yearlings a year, based on annual production of 40-50 eggs, compares more favorably than cattle productivity.

 

COW

OSTRICH

Gestation/Incubation

200 days

42 days

Offspring per year

20

30

Years of production

10

25+

Days to slaughter from conception

645

407

Kgs of meat over 2 years

400

1500

Amount of skins over 2 years

30

50


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Climate-friendly

  • Animal welfare rules are respected while ostrich production greatly reduces the impact on our environment and climate compared to other livestock species.
  • They consume less water and feed  than conventional livestock. 
  •  There is less soil pollution with nitrogen and phosphorus  from their urine and  manure. 
  • Our ostriches are raised in open fields, far from the confined and crowded environment factory farms. No steroids, hormones, or antibiotics are used.
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