Poultry Fertility Specialist's Help Needed with Infertility in Emus
Assistance is currently being sought to help a local emu producer in Indiana. Individuals at Purdue University have been working with a producer to improve fertility of his flock of 20 emus.
The emus have been sexed and determined to be approximately 50:50, cocks:hens. Improvements to the flock's nutrition and enrichment have also been made. Although fertility has improved from previous years, numbers are still not close to expected or predicted levels.
There is a dearth of production data in the literature, and internet sources are anecdotal and many are contradictory. Consultation with individual who has experience or expertise with emus would be greatly appreciated.
If you or someone you know would be interested, please contact Dr. Greg Fraley (Terry and Sandra Tucker Endowed Chair of Poultry Science, Purdue University) at email@example.com.