Frequently Asked Questions

How is emu considered a red meat?
Per the USDA, although emus are poultry, the pH of the meat is similar to beef. Therefore, they are classified as “red meat.” The texture and smell of emu is also similar to that of beef. Emu is recognized as a Heart Healthy™ alternative red meat by the American Heart Association. In a USDA funded study comparing different meats, emu ranked best in 15 of 20 essential nutrients (see nutritional chart below).
What does emu meat taste like?
Emu meat tastes similar to beef.  We’ve served emu meat to cattle farmers who’ve stated that they cannot tell the difference in taste or texture with beef.
What are the emus fed?
A proprietary feed formula which was developed to maximize the well-being of the animals. Since emus are omnivorous in the wild, they require not only grains but also additional nutrients and minerals.
How are your meats processed?
All Amaroo Hills Farm birds are processed in a USDA inspected facility. USDA regulations ensure the highest food safety standards. In addition, the processor will process only emus on the day of processing, thus reducing the risk of cross contamination. USDA regulations also ensure that the animals are processed in a humane manner. All meat cuts are vacuum sealed and frozen to ensure freshness. Similar to beef, prior to butchering, the whole bird is dry-aged to maximize flavor and tenderness.
What forms of payment do you accept?
Credit cards, PayPal are accepted for online orders. Credit cards, personal checks, PayPal, and cash are accepted for on-farm purchases.
How are the meats shipped?
All Amaroo Hills Farm meats are currently shipped via FedEx. All shipments are packed in 1¾” thick Styrofoam insulated boxes. All shipments will include dry ice or gel packs to ensure meats are frozen upon delivery.
How long does it take for packages to arrive?

Most shipments arrive 1-3 business days after ship date.  Since meats are shipped frozen, we ship only on Mondays, Tuesdays, or Wednesdays to ensure that packages do not sit over the weekends.

Is there a minimal order requirement?
Currently, there is no minimum order required.
How do I order?
On the Amaroo Hills Farm website or by phone. Returning customers can make orders via email, text, or FB messenger.
How are shipping charges calculated?
Shipping charges are calculated by adding the cost of FedEx shipping plus the packaging costs (styrofoam box, dry ice or gel packs). There is no mark up in the cost of shipping.
Where are Amaroo Hills products available?

MARKETS:

The Green Door Gourmet (Nashville, TN)

Three Rivers Market (The Co-Op) (Knoxville, TN)

Weavers Street Market (Locations in NC: Carrboro, Chapel Hill, Hillsborough)

The Butcher’s Market (Locations in NC: Cary, Raleigh)

RESTAURANTS: (past & current)

Farm Table Kitchen & Bar (Wake Forest, NC)

Meridian Restaurant (Winston-Salem, NC)

Greg Norman’s Australian Grille (Myrtle Beach, SC)

Dalton Golf & Country Club (Dalton, GA)

The Looking Glass (Clarksville, TN)

The Hob-Nob Drive-In (Gate City, VA)

Baton Rouge Country Club (Baton Rouge, LA)

The Bottle (Huntsville, AL)

F.A.R.M. Cafe (Boone, NC)

Saddle Peak Lodge (Calabassas, CA)

The Gamekeeper (Asheville, NC)

Bernardin’s (Winston-Salem, NC & Charlotte, NC)

The Cardinal (Boone, NC)

Saskatoon (Greenville, NC)

Market 17 (Ft. Lauderdale, FL)

The Boundry (Nashville, TN)

Virago (Nashville, TN)

The Wooden Nickel (Hillsborough, NC)

Cafe Des Artistes (Leonardtown, MD)

Sammy’s Wild Game Grill (Houston, TX)

 

Where does “Amaroo Hills” come from?
Since emus are from Australia, we thought it would be nice to have an Australian reference in our farm name. “Amaroo” is an Aboriginal word which means “beautiful place.” We definitely think of our farm as a beautiful place to rear our family and to experience the joys of farming these amazing animals.
Can we visit the farm?
We welcome visitors to our farm. Please contact us to schedule an appointment at 615-943-0405 (Ashland City, TN) or 336-736-6696 (Liberty, NC)

Nutritional Comparison of Meats

 RDI 5Venison Ostrich Emu Bison Beef Turkey Elk
Protein (gm5026.526.228.424.225.027.426.6
Fat (gm)<6548.27.14.714.816.413.28.4
% Saturated fat 3--52302544392648
Cholesterol (mg)<300988387858110278
Iron (mg)183.43.45.03.12.41.93.3
Calories (kcal)--189175164237255235190
Copper (mg)2.13.14.24.21.09.09.14
Sodium (mg)<2400788065677010785
Magnesium (mg)42023.922.628.719.8212423.7
Manganese (mg)--.013.017.030.010.016.020.011
Phosphorus (mg)1000228224269184160196221
Potassium (mg)--364323375306312270354
Selenium (mcg)--10344435193717
Zinc (mg)155.24.34.64.35.42.96.6
Folic Acid (mcg)4208.214915.1977.7
Vitamin B12 (mcg)62.35.78.52.32.0.332.6
Vitamin B 6 (mg)2.47.50.83.37.27.39.42
Thiamin (mg)1.2.50.21.32.12.06.05.13
Niacin (mg)169.36.68.94.94.74.85.3
Riboflavin (mg)1.3.33.27.55.26.26.17.32
Shaded areas indicate most desired in that classification 
(gm=grams, mg=milligrams, mcg=micrograms, Kcal =kilocalories)

Featured Products

Emu Fan Filet
Emu Full Rump
Emu Jerky

%22Our emus are raised without the use of antibiotics, hormones, or steroids.%22

-Ngon Nguyen