On farm nutritional strategies to improve the profitability of ostrich farm




New and Emerging Animal Industries

Research Organisation

Minister for Primary Industries and Regional Development acting through the South Australian Research and Development Institute

Objective Summary

Reduce feed costs for ostriches in the finisher stage by utilising least cost high fibre diets Establish the use of an innovative pasture crop and ostrich rotation system to reduce cost of feeding ostriches Establish suitable dryland pastures as alternative to lucerne for ostrich grazing Improve feeding management techniques to improve skin quality and meat quality of ostriches Improve the feed conversion ratio of ostriches by demonstrating value of supplementing diets with fibre digesting enzymes Establish a sustainable farming system for grazing ostriches

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Project Start Date

Monday, January 1, 2001

Project Completion Date

Saturday, June 30, 2007

Journal Articles From Project

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National Priority

Frontier technologies for building and transforming Australian industries

National Priority

Adoption of R&D

National Priority

NAP-Provide new and developing animal industries with regular and up-to-date market assessments