Hastings Ostriches

Hastings Ostrich Services Pty Ltd
ABN 73798590963

Winchelsea, Victoria, Australia, 1.5 hrs from Melbourne Airport

Hastings Ostrich Livestock

Hastings Ostrich Services has been a pioneer in the Australian Ostrich Industry with its establishment in 1989. Over the years it has continued to be a leader in the Australian Ostrich Industry due to its ongoing pursuit for excellence in all aspects of ostrich farming. The properties are the mainstay of Australian research into aspects of Ostrich farming and improvement with current genetic and nutrition work being conducted on them in conjunction with 2 universities and government support. Developing from 8 chicks in 1989, the company now manages over 3000 birds of various ages, and hatches over 7000 chicks per year.

Breeding Farm

The genetics that are represented on the breeding farm have been very carefully selected from the best stock available that were imported into Australia. The breeding farm has a selection of African Black, Australian Black, Zimbabwe Blue and Kenyan Red ostrich. The farm has an intensive genetic improvement program to utilise the very best genetics and traits from each breed to produce the best ostrich available. All stock have been graded for their skin quality, meat production, temperament, egg production, growth rate, hatch rates and chick survivability. The progeny now produced outperform all other farms in Australia. Due to outstanding results a regular international customer base has emerged who seek regular genetic improvement for their flocks. All traits are continually being selected for. Every egg and chick produced can be traced back to its parents, allowing full traceability of good and bad performers. We are now the only Australian farm with a full genetic improvement program in place including research linked into the University of New England. The breeding farm is AQIS (Australian Quarantine & Inspection Service) and EU approved and management has over 15 years export experience.


The current incubation complex is capable of holding over 3000 eggs at any one time and hence over 15000 eggs per season. It is regarded as one of the most technologically advanced and best set up complex’s in Australia and is frequently visited by other growers and international visitors as an example of the quality of our industry’s sophistication. It is also AQIS and EU approved.


Hastings Ostrich
Ph: 61 3 52 672001
Fax: 61 3 52 673100

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