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KEPPL launched to promote Emu products

Staff Reporter

Meat and oil to be made available

VIJAYAWADA: As the rearing of Emu birds has increased several fold over the years, several enterprising farmers have come together to open units for separating the various products of the bird and make them available in the market in good quantities.

The Krishna Emu Products Private Ltd., which has set for itself the objective of opening Emu slaughter units and releasing the products in the market, opened an office opposite Vijayakrishna Super Bazar at Machavaram down on Monday. It has decided to make more efforts to spread awareness of the many health benefits of consuming Emu meat and using its oil.

Announcing the launch of the KEPPL, its managing director Y. Ganeswara Rao and director G. Purnachandra Reddy said that Emu farmers were involved in the establishment of the company with the sole aim of promoting Emu products on a large scale.

Their main focus would be on increasing the availability of Emu meat and oil while removing doubts among the people about the price of these products. Directors Ch.V.R.K. Prasad and D. Sambi Reddy were also present.

Mr. Ganeswara Rao said that the Emu birds aged between 14 months and 18 months would be slaughtered and processed at their units where the meat and fat would be taken out as end products.

This was the first instance of processing of Emu bird products locally without the farmers being required to look for buyers from outside. Emu skin and eggs were also being used for various purposes in the market. Its toe nails were in great demand too.

Promising source

Mr. Ganeswara Rao said that the Emu rearing was promising to be a source of considerable revenue and employment generation where the farmers would be able to sustain if a ready market was created by way of opening slaughter and processing units right here. The growth in Emu rearing would further indirectly boost the development of maize and soya crops, he said.

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