Not your typical farm animal, the emu provides an excellent alternative for health-conscious consumers who love the taste of traditional red meat but desire lower cholesterol, fat and calories.
American emus are generally raised without the use of antibiotics or growth hormones. The emu is from the ratite family and is a cousin of the ostrich.
The emu cannot fly – even though it has wings – but its strong legs can move it across the ground at speeds up to 20 m.p.h. The female’s breeding responsibility ends with laying eggs; the male prepares the nest, sits on the eggs, provides protection, and teaches the hatchlings to feed themselves.