An ostrich is a “ratite” – a flightless bird from the same family as the emu, cassowary, rhea, and kiwi. The mature ostrich stands six to nine feet tall and weighs in at between 90 and 160 kilogram. No longer has an odd sight in Pakistan ostrich become widely known for its low-fat, iron-packed red meat as well as its Omega rich, moisturizing oil, fine leather, soft fluffy feathers and exquisite large white eggs.
Today, dedicated producers tend birds 100 countries world over, with the majority in South Africa, Australia and the United States.
Through producer efforts, the ostrich industry is making headway as consumers become more familiar with ostrich products.
In the last few years, ostrich farming has progressed dramatically and the world ostrich industry has achieved some economic stability.