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Products: 

  • Live birds
  • meat 
  • Skins
  • Feathers
  • Eggs
  • Egg shell
  • Ostrich oil 
  • Manure
  • culls

Note: However, in an attempt to control poaching of wild ostrich eggs, sales of eggshells are prohibited in shops.

Value addition

Meat Products.

  • The thigh gives steak
  • Fillet is obtained from the back.
  • Various recipes/cuts are produced

Other Value added Products. 

Feathers can be used to make dusters and ornamentals

Colored ornamentals feathers

Colored ornamentals feathers

Feather dusters

Feather dusters

Egg shells are used to make lamp shade.

Egg shells are used to make lamp shade.

Ostrich leather is used to jackets, shoes, bags, belts, keyholders, furniture, etc.

Sandals made with Ostrich leather

Sandals made with Ostrich leather

 

Bags made from Ostrich leather

Bags made from Ostrich leather

 

 

Average product prices

  • Ostrich leather fetch between 7500- 10,000. Ksh
  • Mixed meat is Ksh 2000/kg
  • Eggs is 1,500.00 Ksh
  • Egg shell is 800.00 Ksh

Marketing

  • Ostrich meat is being served locally in hotels.
  • Export Market for Ostrich meat is mainly the Far East.
  • Live birds are exported to Europe and Asia.

Aesthetic Value of Ostriches 

  • Ostriches are used for sport racing.
  • Ostrich riding.
  •  Draught animal
  • Tourist attraction
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