flightless birds such as the ostrich, emu, rhea, cassowary and kiwi. The ratites
currently being produced and marketed for meat and and a variety of other
products in this state are the ostrich and emu. The ostrich originated in Africa
and the emu in Australia. This industry has just developed during the last
several decades in the United States.
NCDA&CS Markets Division, Tom Slade, Director Mailing Address: 1020 Mail Service Center, Raleigh NC 27699-1020 Physical Address: 2 W. Edenton Street, Room 402, Raleigh NC 27601 Phone: (919) 707-3100; FAX: (919) 733-0999