Sunday, February 25, 2024
 
Click HERE to sign up to receive Eye On Sun Valley's Daily News Email
 
An Ostrich Farm Grows Near Boise
 
   
 
Sunday, January 14, 2024
 

BY KAREN BOSSICK

Alex McCoy fell in love with ostrich meat while training for an Iron Man Triathlon in South Africa.

“When I ate it, I realized how light yet strong I felt compared to when I ate beef,” he said. “I felt so invigorated, and I ran 16 miles faster than I had ever run before.”

The 2001 Sun Valley Community School graduate never forgot it and, when he returned from South Africa where he attended graduate school and worked in international finance, he founded the American Ostrich Farm in the desert between Boise and Kuna.

There, he raises a thousand of the big birds just outside Boise. A single egg makes the size of a 24-chicken egg omelet. And they provide all that lean iron-rich meat and bone broth, as well.

The big birds don’t like winter—they stop laying eggs during wet season, resuming work again as hot dry weather sets in—the hotter, the better.

Eye on Sun Valley visited the farm one very hot day—the video should warm you up if you’re still reeling from Saturday’s below-zero temperatures!




Shari and Lamb Chop Tells Story of TV Pioneer


Cheryl Strayed to Discuss Wildy Human Experiences


Girls on the Run Wants Volunteer Coaches

 
 

 

 

 
Website problems? Contact:
Michael Hobbs
General Manager /Webmaster
Mike@EyeOnSunValley.com
 
Got a story? Contact:
Karen Bossick
Editor in Chief
(208) 578-2111
Karen@EyeOnSunValley.com
 
 
Advertising /Marketing /Public Relations
Leisa Hollister
Chief Marketing Officer
(208) 450-9993
leisahollister@gmail.com
 
Brandi Huizar
Account Executive
(208) 329-2050
brandi@eyeonsunvalley.com
 
 
ABOUT US
EyeOnSunValley.com is the largest online daily news media service in The Wood River Valley, publishing 7 days a week. Our website publication features current news articles, feature stories, local sports articles and video content articles. The Eye On Sun Valley Show is a weekly primetime television show focusing on highlighted news stories of the week airing Monday-Sunday, COX Channel 13. See our interactive Kiosks around town throughout the Wood River Valley!
 
info@eyeonsunvalley.com      Press Releases only
 
P: 208.720.8212
P.O. Box 1453 Ketchum, ID  83340
LOGIN

© Copyright 2023 Eye on Sun Valley