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American Emu Association

Livestock | Ottawa, IL 61350

Formed in 1989, the AEA is a national, member driven, non-profit agricultural association dedicated to the emu industry. AEA promotes public awareness of emu products, fosters research and publishes a bi-monthly newsletter and several industry brochures.


Mission Statement: The American Emu Association is dedicated to developing structural support and visionary leadership for the emu industry.

Industry Statement: The American Emu Association represents an alternative agricultural industry, dominated by the small farmer, who is committed to humane and environmentally positive practices that produce high quality, beneficial products.

Certified Emu Oil Refining Statement: The American Emu Association (AEA) does not endorse or recommend any particular method of emu oil refining. The AEA does insist that whatever method of refining is used, the certified emu oil must match the fatty acid profile parameters for pure emu oil and that it meets or exceeds the standards for Certified Fully Refined Emu Oil - Grade A as listed in the Certified Emu Oil Trade Rules guidelines.

Emu are raised on feed formulated to optimize growth in spacious pens providing ample room to grow. In addition to a Heart Healthy red meat, emu provide several co-products. This includes the fat, which is rendered into a safe, stable and certified oil used in cosmetic and health products. The leather is crafted into beautiful goods; the feathers are used for industrial, fashion and craft purposes. The large green eggs are used by egg artists and crafters. There are niche markets for all parts of this totally usable bird.

Become an AEA Member!

The American Emu Association has state and regional affiliates to support members on a local level. Your AEA membership will also give you membership in your state affiliate.  If you do not have a state affiliate you will be deemed a member at large.  Your AEA and Affiliate membership year is effective on the date of receipt of your application and runs until the end of that month the following year. All fees are quoted in US Dollars. The AEA reserves the right to approve or refuse membership in the Association.

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