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Meat Cuts

Note: The Department of Agriculture (Western Australia) produce a document "Register of Approved Emu Cuts and Items" containing the following images and details on how to dissect the carcase. Phone AQIS for more details on (08) 9425 5833. 

Emu meat is a high quality red meat, pleasing to the palate. It has a finer texture than beef and is two to three times higher in iron content. The meat has a low fat content of less than 3% and less than 150 calories per 100gms. It is also low in cholesterol with less than 50mg per 100gms. Therefore if you are looking for a healthy, nutritious, low fat meal, with a distinctive taste, emu meat is the perfect product.

Emu Meat Products are prepared in licensed abattoirs under strict control to ensure a cosistent, high quality product. State and Federal meat inspection services closely monitor the abattoir operations. Cuts are prepared to customers' requirements in accordance with the Register of Approved Emu Cuts and Items which provides a standard meat trading language for the industry. A detailed list of cuts can be found below. These meat products are available from our farm shop. Please visit our Product page for pricing details.

Farm-bred emus are raised on wholesome grain-based rations, occasionally supplemented with pasture. The natural environment in which emus are reared and the quality diet they are fed, produce the distinctive, slightly gamey flavour of emu meat and its characteristic tenderness. The tenderness and texture of emu meat means that it is very versatile and can be prepared in the full range of international cuisines. For example, most cuts can be lightly grilled or pan fried. However, because emu meat is so low in fat, care must be taken not to over cook it. It is best served slightly rare. As a farmed native bird, emu meat is ideal for the health-conscious consumer, as shown in the following table. 

AnalysisOstrich

Emu

PorkBeefPoultryDeerFishWater (%)

75.4

73.6

70

75

73-75

74.5-75.1

82

Fat (%)

1.2

1.7-4.5

25

2-14.7

1-3

3.3

1

Protein (%)

21.7

21.2

18-28

18-22

23-24

20.6

16

Collagen

0.37

1.1-2.0

0.5

1.24

Magnesium mg/100g

28.7-30.9

17-25

20

20-27

29

25-50

Phosphorus mg/100g

480-490

249

240-500

Potassium mg/100g

313.5-317

330

250-400

Cholesterol mg/100g

37.8

39-48

80-105

63

64-90

Calcium mg/100g

4.5-7.7

10

10

8-17

7

20-40

Energy (Kj/100g)

438

471-531

1335.8

657.6

478.6

494

397.4

Calories (Kcal/100g)

104.7

113-127

319.3

157.2

114.44

108

70-120

* Source: ADRIQ Quimper (France)

The Emu Carcase (PDF File - may take a little time to load)                                                         click here for order form
This diagram shows the full carcase and the various dissections into sides, then forequarters and hindquarters, and further cuts shown in the following. 

Meat CutBest Cooking Method

Hindquarter - Drum and Thigh

See below

Forequarter

Roasting

Striploin (from the Forequarter)Roasting and casseroles

The Emu Thigh (PDF File - may take a little time to load)
This file shows the dissection of the thigh into the various fillets.

Meat CutBest Cooking Method

Inside FilletSuitable for stir fries, antipasto dishes and excellent for kebabs. 

Fan FilletThis cut is equivalent to the beef eye fillet and is ideal pan fried or grilled like steak.

Oyster FilletThese larger cuts are ideal for slicing as steak or for quick roasting.

Flat FilletSuitable for stir fries, antipasto dishes and excellent for kebabs. 

Flat RumpThese larger cuts are ideal for slicing as steak or for quick roasting.

RoundThese larger cuts are ideal for slicing as steak or for quick roasting.

Full RumpThese larger cuts are ideal for slicing as steak or for quick roasting.

Outside FilletSuitable for stir fries, antipasto dishes and excellent for kebabs. 

The Emu Drum (PDF File - may take a little time to load)
This file shows the dissection of the emu drum.

Meat CutBest Cooking Method

Inside Drum

These cuts are all coated with a sinew which must be removed prior to cooking - using a very sharp knife.

These cuts are ideal for mincing, making biltong and for slow cooking.

Inner mid drum

Inner outside drum

Mid drum

Outside drum

Drum Strap

shows the dissection of the drum into various sections.