Deputy director of animal production of the Ministry of
Jihad-Agricultural told that: Iran is the second largest producer of ostriches
after South Africa in the world.
According to the
Ministry of Jihad-Agriculture information centre, Dr. Morteza Rezaiee mentioned
that: We have about 6 to 7 thousand ostrich producers in the country, producing
100 to 110 thousand ostrich pieces per year.
He also added: A yearly 3,000 tons of red meat is produced
in the country, and ostrich meat is considered to be the most delicious and
most quality red meat.
Rezaiee also mentioned that breeding ostrich breeding is one
of the appropriate field for investment in the country, and for the year 2025,
we plan to breed 200 thousand ostrich.
He also added that ostrich
stuff, as well as their egg’s skin/shell are among important items for
exporting. Rezaiee pointed out that: To develop ostrich breeding in the
country, it is essential to create a complete production chain such as
slaughter, fattening and post-production industries.