- Improvement of existing farms
Very often, the small things on an ostrich farm have a big
influence. Sometimes it is just necessary to change such things to bring an unprofitable
farm to a lucrative breeding station. We improve the daily
routing, rationalize and improve the efficiency in cheap and simple ways.
- Selection of the breeding flock
Unfortunately exist unserious dealers, which try to sell
improper or young animals as "selected, high productive" breeding birds at high prices.
The basis of a lucrative breeding station is a good genetic breeding material.
We help you in an objective
way to find for you and for the local circumstances the right animals.
The basis of our computer assisted prepared nutrition
plans are always cheap, local available feeding stuff, which costs normally less the 50 %
of pre-manufactured industrial ostrich feed and is more efficient. Fast growing combined with
a low mortality at cheap prices, this is the basis for high profit.
Depending on the local circumstances, the aim is to produce slaughterbirds with 100 - 115 kg with
less then 10 months of age, without addition of hormones or antibiotics.
- Incubation and chick rearing
Worldwide we are confronted with one big problem in the
entire ostrich industry: Mortality of chicks, in some cases more then 50 %.
A lack of basis knowledge and no type fair chick rearing systems are the main problems.
Depending on the local situation, the mortality rate of chicks should be between 5 - 15 %,
a higher rate makes ostrich breeding unprofitable. With type fair rearing systems it is
possible to reduce the production costs and increase the rate of surviving.
- Tranformation of meat and leather
Always the same problem: a lack of experience in abattoirs,
transformation plants and tanneries brings a high risk and makes ostrich farming incalculable.
Do not make the same mistakes, that we and other ostrich farmers paid already expansive.
We show you how to make from ostriches high quality products, in all aspects of slaughtering,
transformation, preparing the hide and tanning.
- ostrich transport
It makes no difference, if you want to transport ostriches
to the next slaughterhouse or if you want to send them overseas: the transport of livestock
is always a big logistical challenge. Avoid losses or injured animals. We plan your ostrich
transport truck or trailer and
we also organise ostrich transports worldwide with trucks or airplanes.
It is not possible to sell the best product, if nobody knows
about it. We producers must understand, that we must produce for the market!
We know measures and ways, how you can prepare your local, regional and national market.
In Portugal we were able to increase the selling of ostrich meat from 40 to. per year (1994)
to 100 to. per month (1999). Use our experiences, equal if you are a farmer, a production or
selling cooperation or an association.
- Studies of workability and finance planes
Do not jump into the cold water.
We calculate for you all investment costs, current product costs, possible profits and even
a calculation of cost distribution inside the farm to avoid bad surprises later. You need also
and studies to raise funds, from your bank or other investors.
- Seminars, congresses and courses
We offer complete solutions for ostrich farms, co-operations and associations.
We invite beside our experts the leading heads of the ostrich industry to hold
lectures. Some examples: Ostrich world congress 1999 in Portugal, whole
organisation and programme planning, Ostrich Trade Show 1999 Portugal, entire
organisation, ostrich breeding course - first official course for agricultures,
scientists etc., duration: 6 weeks, co organisation of the ostrich world congress
2000 in Italy, organisation of the 2nd and 3rd seminar for ostrich breeding 2001 in
Ukraine, co organisation of the ostrich world congress 2001 in Brazil,
Organisation of the ostrich worldcongress 2002 in Poland.
- practical education
We offer you and your workers to be instructed in the basis of ostrich breeding on our farm. Duration: 1-2 weeks.
NEXT COURSE ON OUR FARM AT THE END OF MAY 2007 - click for more informations