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Breeding Ostriches

There are generally two methods of rearing to choose from which the ostrich farmers employ – one is called the trio-system and the other is called the flock-system. The trio-system is where you put two females and one male in an enclosed camp of approximately half a hectare in size.  They will have a nest and we go…

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Ostrich meat and its benefits

  The medical practitioners and dieticians are recommending ostrich meat as the best choice for red meat lovers. Ostrich meat is lower in kilojoules, saturated fats and cholesterol than chicken. Ostrich meat is also high in iron and therefor benefit people with an active lifestyle. Although ostrich meat has fat, its collects outside the muscle and…

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The Malachite Sunbird

Oudtshoorn, situated in the Klein Karoo, will always be associated with the world’s largest bird, the Ostrich, but it is also home to a great variety of other birds. The focus today is the beautiful Malachite Sunbird also called the green Sugarbird. The Malachite Sunbird is a small nectivorous bird found from the highlands of…

Safari Ostrich Farm, Ostrich Farm Tours in Oudtshoorn, Garden Route

Ostriches will eat almost anything

Ostriches are classified as Desert Birds and can survive in hot and dry climates. They can go without water for more than two weeks.  Their ability to endure such arid climates has resulted in many people in the past referring to ostriches as “Camel Birds”; the ostrich’s survival ability in the desert being similar to…

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Biltong : South Africa’s traditional snack

  Biltong, a traditional snack,  is a form of dried cured meat. Various types of meat are used like beef and game e.g. Springbok, Kudu, Gemsbok and Ostrich.  Biltong is typically made from raw strips of meat following the grain of the muscle or flat pieces sliced across the muscle grain. Meat preservation is a…

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Ostrich Oil benefits

Ostrich oil comes from the fat of the ostrich. This biggest flightless bird in the world, the Ostrich, has been a valuable source of food and other purposes for thousands of years for many native tribes. For centuries ostrich oil has been used by Egyptian, Roman and African cultures for the relief of dry skin,…