First Ostrich Farm in Nepal

This surely deserves to be filed under #OhReally category. Ostrich Nepal has started farming 1000 ostriches in Gangoliya of Rupandehi. If you are wondering what the purpose of this farm is then simples, it is to supply about one tonne of ostrich meat in the market. Aside from the plans to sell ostrich meat internationally the company also plans to sell it’s products to hotels and restaurants within Nepal at approx Nrs 2000 per kg and he defends this price as he states that in the international market ostrich meat is priced at $90 for one kilogram. 

Now I’ve never tried ostrich meat nor do I want to but I for sure want to visit this Ostrich Farm is it’s possible! I wonder how they actually got the ostriches to Nepal in the first place. Amazing to see such entrepreneurial ideas! I guess NOW is the TIME.

Photo: Madhav Dhungana

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  1. thanks for your nice comments. just its our stating phase so we are unable to fulfill the market demand. but after two years its available in market easily. its a wonderful creature and meat has nice taste better to have it.
    Dr Rebanta Kumar Bhattarai
    Consultant Veterinarian
    Ostrich Nepal

  2. Thanks to Lex Limbu.
    The cost of Rs. 2000 is not a commercial price. When the company produces Ostrich meat and Products commercially, the price will drop.

    This industry will spread awareness amongst Nepali people at large when it launches products commercially.

    First of all, we are accustomed to eating a freshly slaughtered meat. This is not at all healthy. The livestock which is slaughtered should be certified fit-for-human-consumption. Before 48 hours of slaughter, the livestock should not be provided solid food for quality purpose, because what the animal has eaten will eventually be eaten by us in case of random drag-and -slaughter if it is less than 48 hours.

    Besides, the slaughtering process should also comply to the quality standard, because it is every animals right to die peacefully and in a very less painful condition.

    After slaughter, the Skin should be separated, the skin is very much harmful to the human body. (Just imagine eating a leather jacket)

    The slaughtered meat is not instantly ready for human consumption. It must be stored in a temperature of less than (minus) -18 degree centigrade for more than 24 hours. And the most important part, it must not be packed inside a black polythene, which is a Nepali practice, because the chemicals instantly react and it becomes carcinogenic.
    Hence, the raw meat must be vacuum packed and stored at a very low temperature of less than -18 degrees. Now This becomes the meat we can consume without any hesitation.

    Ostrich Nepal Pvt. Ltd currently complies with the storage and fit-animal-to-be-slaughtered standards. Animal right standard also complies once the company starts commercial production to cater to your healthy meat protein requirements very soon, maybe the first quarter of the next year.

    Till now, we are forced to consume a pathetic meat condition in Nepal.
    The company will change the perspective.

    Just imagine the load-shedding cycle and it’s effect on the meat that we buy at our local Butcher’s. The meat come from cold stores, which is stored by the butcher in his sub-standard refrigerator. This is just pathetic.

    And, oh yes, the prices would drop down, and please do not feel hesitated to taste once. After that you might get addicted.

  3. I ws amazin g8 deeds
    id b joinin u……..
    Palns r always best bt da thing remain is deeds contd it we do crave on your deeds..

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