Ostrich is a big bird with a lot of potential for meat, eggs, feathers and as a pet. It is also a high value item. It is being bred in some farms in Pakistan but the full potential has not been harvested. Ostrich meat is highly valued in some countries and it is a lean fat free meat. Also it is a large animal with lot of meat..
Ostrich farming if it is done by farmers who have crops as well could benefit from growing Ostrich feed with interval crops in between the regular crops and thus create ostrich meat at the lowest possible cost and thereby create supply that will not only bring local costs down but allow Pakistan to be a ostrich exporting country. The idea is to do an economic analysis and come with ways of promoting ostrich farming. Goat farming will provide a good source of meat, eggs in a large animal weighing 200 kg or more and that grows fast. .
Ostrich farming could be used by all farming families thus the impact is on 70% of Pakistan's population..
Income augmentation with Ostrich farming could enhance the incomes by 30% or more for farmers thus increasing their incomes substantially..
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