Welcome to the official website of the
Emu Industry Federation of Australia inc. (EIFA)
A source of information on Emus for everyone!
EIFA is the peak industry body in Australia. Emu farming is a highly regulated Industry and all Farmers are licencensed by the Government. All birds used for the purposes of Emu Farming are derived from the farms and no birds are removed from the wild. The emu is native to Australia and is a protected species, therefore, it is illegal to export live genetics out of Australia, including birds, chicks or eggs.
The Emu (Dromaius novaehollandiae) is a large flightless bird, native to Australia. It is featured on the Australian Coat of Arms, along with a kangaroo and a wattle sprig. The emu is a member of the ratite family.
The medicinal effects of emu oil have been recognised for a long time (but are only now being confirmed by medical research) and emu meat has all the benefits of other game meats, so interest in emus and emu farming is increasing.
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