Believe it or not, ostrich “meats” your expectations!
Idaho native Alex McCoy got the idea to raise ostriches while training for an Ironman triathlon in South Africa. It did not take long for McCoy, from the Wood River Valley area, to think about the possibility of raising ostriches in the Gem State.
In 2014, he opened the American Ostrich Farm ranch, which now has upward of 2,000 ostriches depending on the time of year.
McCoy says ostrich meat tastes just like beef and has similar nutritional benefits.