Locally owned. Supported by members.

American Ostrich Farms hopes to replace beef with birds

Future of Downtown
Idaho Business pres. by My 102.7

Have you ever eaten ostrich? An Idaho-based company is touting the birds as an alternative to beef. In fact, it says the taste is “like a filet mignon, but better.”

It says ostrich can make a big dent in climate change.

“Pound for pound, ostriches produce far more red meat per acre than any other livestock, require a third of the fresh water, contribute a small fraction of the greenhouse gases as cattle, and can be efficiently farmed while putting the welfare of the animals first,” the company notes.

[Downtown celebrates food, connections to region with annual event]

American Ostrich has a farm in Kuna where it raises the birds.

- Story continues below ads -
Regence Blue Shield Idaho
The Sundance Company

During 2018, American Ostrich Farms raised $275,000 in private placement according to the Idaho Deal Flow report. While it’s far from one of the largest investments, it’s one of the more unique Idaho businesses featured.

Its online store offers steaks, burgers, soaps, pet foods and more.

Love our stories? Get them delivered straight to your inbox each afternoon. Plus, support BoiseDev's independent journalism.

Don Day
Don is the founder and editor of BoiseDev. He is a National Edward R. Murrow Award winner and a Stanford University John S. Knight Fellow.

Plantation Country Club gets new ‘welcoming and inclusive’ name

The Plantation Country Club in Garden City will soon get its new name. The River Club.

Boise State Public Radio receives million-dollar gift to help support local news

Boise State Public Radio announced it recieved the largest gift in station history - $1.1 million. The money came...

Les Schwab Tires, Idaho town staple, gains large new owner

The stores in Les Schwab country have a new owner. The Oregon-based tire chain went on the block last...

Boise’s Clearview Cleaning sold to larger cleaning company

Boise's Clearview Cleaning has a new owner. Kellermeyer Bergensons Services bought out the Garden City-based cleaning company earlier this...

Popular

Les Schwab Tires, Idaho town staple, gains large new owner

The stores in Les Schwab country have a new owner. The Oregon-based tire chain went on the block last...

Large student apartment project turned down after McLean breaks city council tie

Boise Mayor Lauren McLean cast the deciding vote to turn down an upscale student housing project near Boise State University.  It's the...

You asked: Why is the Egyptian Theater boarded up?

If you've driven through Downtown Boise lately you might have noticed that the doors to the Egyptian Theater are boarded up.

Popular Idaho mountain hot springs goes up for sale

If you're someone who has thought about purchasing a hot spring, now may be the time to do it. 

Eagle arcade closes, game machines sold and moved out

After seven years in business, Grinkers Grand Palace in Eagle will no longer welcome classic game players. The 80s-style...

Stalled Anthony’s restaurant restarts, announces opening date

Seafood lovers, rejoice! After putting construction on hold this Spring, construction resumes on Anthony's new restaurant in Downtown Boise.

Related

Live event to feature growing Idaho businesses, entrepreneurs

The Idaho Tech Council's annual Capital Connect event will go online this year - and BoiseDev will help bring it to you...

New effort to grow Idaho startups “50 to the A” could help strengthen local economic base

The Idaho Tech. Council will soon launch a large effort to help homegrown startups in the State of Idaho.

Deal Flow: Annual report shows billions moving through Idaho’s economy

The annual Idaho Deal Flow report hit the streets Wednesday morning at the annual Capital Connect conference in Boise. The report,...

Eagle’s PetIQ aims to be a top dog in pet health & wellness

In the 2018 Deal Flow report, the largest single deal belongs to PetIQ of Eagle. The under-the-radar local company had the...

Latest

Plantation Country Club gets new ‘welcoming and inclusive’ name

The Plantation Country Club in Garden City will soon get its new name. The River Club.

Boise artists showcase work in public tour of studios

Boise Open Studios Collective Organization, also known as BOSCO, is hosting its annual tour. This year, though, there will be more ways...

Meridian Costco opening pushed back from October 15th date

Welp. That October 15th trip to the shiny new Costco Wholesale location in Meridian will have to wait. But...

Boise State Public Radio receives million-dollar gift to help support local news

Boise State Public Radio announced it recieved the largest gift in station history - $1.1 million. The money came...

Eagle arcade closes, game machines sold and moved out

After seven years in business, Grinkers Grand Palace in Eagle will no longer welcome classic game players. The 80s-style...

You asked: Why is the Egyptian Theater boarded up?

If you've driven through Downtown Boise lately you might have noticed that the doors to the Egyptian Theater are boarded up.