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May 22, 2012 05:25 PM

Whole Ostrich needed. I am looking to find one to cook.

Any idea how much $$$ and where I can get one? I have an idea. It worked for the cow, llama, goats, lambs, elk and pigs.

Thanks for the help.

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    1. Google "Swedesboro Prime Meats & Seafood" (Located in Philadelphia) The owner is Steve McDonnell who is a master butcher and still deals in hanging meat. His site should come up which lists Ostrich as well as just about everything else. Steve is a great guy and will help you if he can.

    2. Savenor's Market (in Boston/Cambridge) has a lot of exotic meats. There is a list on their website, which does not include ostrich, but I could swear that I've seen ostrich cuts in the store before.
      They ship across the US and if they don't sell ostrich, may be able to direct you somewhere else. The butchers have a friendly reputation.

      1. I thought BOVINOVA was last Saturday, May 19, 2012? What are you cooking up now?

        By the way, google B & B Ostrich Farm, Waseca, Minnesota. I bet they could help you find an ostrich farmer in South Carolina. Shipping would kill you if you got one from Minnesota. Also, try the SC Department of Ag. I bet they have a "South Carolina Grown" division where they have lists of specialty farmers.

        Ok, I'm editing and researching on the fly....

        South Carolina
        Aces Ostrich Farm
        LLC, Rt. 3 Box 466
        Walterboro, SC 29488

        Tidesmeet Ostrich Farm, Inc.
        5033 Trexler Ave.
        Meggett, SC 29449

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        1. re: John E.

          Thanks John. Great idea! Chowhound need a "like" button.

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          1. Do an internet search of BOVINOVA 2.0 and you will find the answer to your question.

            1. re: John E.

              oh my gosh, if there's a BOVINOVA 3.0, I'm there!

              1. re: John E.

                They're eating some green alligators and long-necked geese -
                Some humpty backed camels and some chimpanzees -
                Some cats and rats and elephants, but sure as you're born -
                The tastiest of them all was the unicorn.

              2. He likes to eat. Animals. Many people do.

              3. I used to see ostriches (or maybe emus?) in a pasture along I-95 in NC and always wondered (abstractedly) about how they'd taste. Very curious to hear how you end up preparing yours - spatchcocked ostrich, perhaps?

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                1. re: tcamp

                  I found "a guy" said I could get a male for around $1000 maybe I should shoot for an Emu. I am not sure. We had a discussion tonight that we might want to do a 2.5 in Oct of this year. I paid a grand for 3 pigs (1 large,1 med and 1 small), 4 goats and 3 lambs.