The Wisconsin Emu Association (WIEA), an affiliate of the American Emu Association (AEA), is a member driven community dedicated to developing structural support and visionary leadership for the emu industry through actions that develop public awareness of emu products and develop the means to advance the growing emu industry.
EMU OIL page contains links to information on emu oil. For your convienence, you will find a list of emu growers and retail stores in Wisconsin and Northern Illinois where emu oil and emu oil products can be found.
MEAT MEAT page contains links to emu meat information, a nutritional comparison chart, cooking instructions and recipes for emu meat. For your convienience, you will find a list of emu growers and retail stores in Wisconsin and Northern Illinois where emu meat can be found.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQ)
FAQ contains frequently asked questions about Raising Emus and questions about Edible Emu Eggs. AEA CONVENTION page lists information about the AEA National Convention. Visit this page often as is is constantly being updated.
For UPCOMING EVENTS, scroll down this page.
National Emu Week Announced
May 7th - 15th, 2016
A strange looking bird that produces tasty, nutrient-rich red meat and oil with potential health benefits is creating a flock of new fans in the United States. Sponsored by the American Emu Association (AEA), National Emu Week (N.E.W.) is a nine-day event starting on the first Saturday and running through the second Sunday in May.
During N.E.W. participating emu farms and state emu associations sponsor various activities such as cooking contests or egg decorating contests while others offer farm tours. Originally from Australia, this cousin to the ostrich is being raised in the United States for its lean red meat and the food by-products. Farmers who have diversified their operations to include emu find the big birds take up little space. Most emu operations in the U.S. are run on less than 10 acres.
“ Emus produce nutrient-rich, Heart Healthy™ red meat high in protein but low in cholesterol and calories,” said Mike Eppley, American Emu Association President. “The oil produced by emus is used in health and beauty products.” In addition to meat and oil, the bird’s hide also is marketable and is used for boots and soft leather products. Less pricey than those of their ostrich cousin, the feathers are showing up in the fashion market. The large green eggs are popular with egg artists, particularly those that carve or sculpt eggs.
For more information about National Emu Week and the products produced by this alternative agriculture, see below or, visit the American Emu Association website at http://www.aea-emu.org/ , call (541) 332-0675 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The American Emu Association is a national, non-profit organization that represents an alternative agricultural industry, dominated by the small farmer, who is devoted to humane and environmentally positive practices that will produce beneficial products for society.
2016 National Emu Week
(N.E.W.) EVENTS WISCONSIN
Clark's Hooves & Feathers Miniature Horse & Emu Farm, Eileen Clark, W 2773 - 51st Street, Mauston, WI, 53948, Ph: 608-847-5200,http://www.clarkshoovesnfeathers.com
* May 7-15, offering emu oil products for sale by appointment
Valley View Emus, Betty Lou Cauffman, 4446 Golf Dr., Fennimore, WI 53809, Ph: 608-822-3190 http://www.ValleyViewEmus.com/
* May 7-15, farm tours will be given by appointment (weather permitting). Emu oil products, and soaps with samples, will be available. Call for more information.
South Central Wisconsin
Sugar Maple Emu Farm, Joylene Reavis, W 805 Pedee Rd, Brodhead, WI 53520, Ph: 608-897-2255 / 608-897-8224http://www.SugarMapleEmu.com (click on EVENTS)
* Saturday, May 7, Sugar Maple Emu Farm's on farm store will host an Open House with discounts and prizes. Emu Meat & Emu Oil products along with other emu related products will be discounted. No appointment will be necessary on this date.