Jeevan Emu Breeding Care Division
Jeevan Emu Breeding Farm is one of the largest emu farm breeder in south india. We are the first company to implement scientific methods for emu farming and operate seven seperate emu divisions for processing. Our network of emu farmers are spread across Madhya Pradesh, Punjab, Karnataka, Haryana, Maharastra, Pondicherry, Orissa, Andhra Pradesh, West Bengal, Kerala, and various part of Tamilnadu. We have more than 400 farmers enrolled with us for emu farming and we breed more than 10,000 emu birds per year.
Emu attain sexual maturity by 18 to 24 months. Breeding occurs during winter season of the geographical areas (October to February in India). They are monogamous indicating one male for one female. In nature, the female Emu mates with the male Emu bird during breeding season and gives a clutch of eggs. Later, male emu bird sits for brooding on these eggs for a period of 52 days without food and water. However, the female emu bird continues to breed with new partners during the whole breeding season. The chicks hatched out follow the male emu rather than the female.
It is important to give them sufficient space to avoid fighting and to mate the birds so that the male: female sex ratio is about equal. Grouping method of emu breeding increases the mating performance, increase in egg fertility and yielding and results in better hatching compare to the other methods. Each adult emu bird after three years can give an average egg production of 30 eggs during breeding season between October to February.
"Emu farming offers great scope and potential because of its supplementary income, additional employment and simplicity in operation" says the NABARD Model Bankable project on emu farming.
Emu birds are seasonal layers and they require different nutritional requirements which are varied during breeding season. Jeevan's integerated Emu Feed mill division supplies necessary nutrients & feeds for healthy emu breeding. A pre breeder ration with high protein and micro nutrients is given to prepare for breeding. During breeding the feed consumption will be reduced to fifty percent. After breeding a maintenance ration is given with low protein and low energy diet.