Cost and returns in Scotland

https://www.sruc.ac.uk/info/120183/alternative_livestock/284/ostrich_farming/4

Costs & Returns

Capital Costs

  • Breeding trio will cost between £1,200 – £1,500 (young females which are proven layers and fertile males are worth £400 – £500 each)
  • Fencing and suitable accommodation also required
  • Incubator (48 egg @ £1,250 to 252 eggs @ £4,200)

Running Costs

For each breeding trio:

  • Feed & forage ~ £320
  • Vet & med & miscellaneous ~£40
  • For meat birds (per bird): Slaughter @ ~£40 per bird
  • Feed & forage ~£90
  • Vet & med & miscellaneous ~£13

Returns

  • Meat wholesale £3 – £5 per kg
  • Meat retail £8 – £13 per kg
  • Skin £35 – £120 per bird
  • Day old chicks £10 – £15
  • 3-6 month chick £25 – £35
  • Fertile eggs for incubation £5 – £10
  • Infertile eggs for cooking and crafts ~£4

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