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 convienence, 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 2nd - 10th, 2015
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.
2015 National Emu Week
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 2-10, emu farm tours throughout the week by appointment (weather permitting), offering emu oil products for sale.
Valley View Emus, Betty Lou Cauffman, 4446 Golf Dr., Fennimore, WI 53809, Ph: 608-822-3190
* May 2-10, 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 / 608-897-8224 http://www.SugarMapleEmu.com
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* May 2-10, farm tours will be given throughout the week by appointment (weather permitting). Farm tours available by appointment May-October
* Saturday, May 9, Four area "niche" farms will be included in the "Brodhead Chamber of Commerce Tour the Farms Day" from 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM,:
Sugar Maple Emu Farm - discounts, prizes, emu meat to taste, painted emu egg shells, jewelry and videos. Emu pen tours will be given on the hour & the half hour, weather permitting. http://www.sugarmapleemu.com/ .
Kinkoona Farm (Icelandic Sheep) http://www.baabaashop.com/ ,
Scotch Hill Farm (milking goats & organic community gardening) http://www.scotchhillfarm.com/ ,
Opalicious Honey (honey production)
For more information on the Brodhead Tour the Farms Day, call the Brodhead Chamber of Commerce office, 608-897-8411.
Toberman Emu Farm, Don & Phyllis Toberman, 241 Roherty Rd, Janesville, WI 53545, Ph: 608-876-6369
* May 2-10, farm tours will be given throughout the week by appointment (weather permitting). Call for more information.