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Heads in the Sand

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Ostrich and emu farming started in the state in the late 1980s and peaked around 1994 with about 800 businesses. Prices for a breeding pair of birds reached as high as $100,000. However, by 1996, it became evident that a demand for ostrich meat was not developing. Many farms failed. Today around 100 ostrich and emu farmers remain.
Business North Carolina (NoCar HF 5001 B8x), Vol. 19 Issue 7, July 1999, p18-21, 23-27, il