REPRODUCTION AND MANAGEMENT PRACTICES OF SNAIL

Sexual maturity:- Snails will start to lay eggs when they are sexually matured at 8-12 months or when their weight is between 110-125g.  Snails would continue to lay eggs both in the rainy and dry seasons under domestication. Factors that affect sexual maturity:- A g e Feeding Temperature Relative humidity. Disease condition Specie of the snail. Eggs of snails Clutch Size             4-18 Incubation period   28-32 days   MANAGEMENT PRACTICES:  Care for hatchlings or baby snails:  Care For The Growers Care For The Breeders/Adults Daily routine practices •        Check the housing…

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IMPORTANCE OF RECORDS MAINTENANCE IN THE POULTRY FARM

IMPORTANCE OF RECORDS MAINTENANCE IN THE POULTRY FARM

By: Vet Charles ssekatawa. ◆ Record maintenance is a crucial activity in any businesses. It will serve as important source for monitoring and evaluation, to analyze the profit or losses made so far on your farm. ◆ A business can be efficiently managed, only if proper recording of data is carried out periodically. So we should take outlets farming as a business. ◆ The records maintained are primarily a documentation of accountability and secondarily a data system for management. They should be reliable and relevant. This relevant information, when recorded,…

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PROCESSING AND MARKETING OF SNAILS

All you need to know about Archatina Marginata Breed of Snail

Processing of snails: Snails could be processed for eating purpose as form eight month of age Use hard objects like stone, club or iron e.t.c to break the shell or put the snail in hot water for 3-5 minutes. Remove and shake. The visceral (Intestine and kidney e.t.c ) of the snail and the foot(edible portion) will come out of the shell. Separate the edible portion (foot) from the visceral and the shell. Wash the foot with alum or lime to remove the slime. The edible portion can then be…

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General Routine Maintenance Practices of Snail

What Every Young Farmer Should Know About The 3 Types Of Snails: Achatina Marginata (AM), Achatina Achatina (AA) and Achatina Fulica (AF)

•        Discourage visitors from entering the snailery. •        Proper inspection of materials carried to the snailery must be done •        Do not use chemicals or agro-chemicals i.e. Insecticides or herbicides in the snailery. •        Adequate shade must be provided. •        Snails must be handled carefully. •        Soil must be properly moistened especially in the dry season. Fresh poultry droppings should not be added to the soil in the snailery •        Mouldy, stale or fermented feed should not be given to snails. •        The hatchlings or young ones require more humid…

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SNAIL MARKETING

In Africa, there is no organized market for the sale of snails. They are sold directly to the buyers or consumers from the snail  farmers or those who gather them from the bush or hawkers along the highways. With increasing awareness and production, snails could be marketed in the following ways; The snails could be sold directly to consumers or snail sellers directly from the farm Arrangement could be made to supply hotels and restaurants, e.t.c eggs and meat (DW basis). Exporting snails to foreign countries like United States of…

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IMPACT OF SNAIL FARMING ON THE ENVIRONMENT.

  Introduction: Snail farming is simple and the management practices are very simple. We need to ask and answer some questions: •        What is the effect of rearing snail under domestication on the wild? •        environment i.e. the atmosphere? Is the rearing a nuisance to man? •        What are the likely source of the pollution? •         How can the pollution be controlled?

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HOW TO PREVENT OTHER PREDATORS IN A SNAIL FARM

What Every Young Farmer Should Know About The 3 Types Of Snails: Achatina Marginata (AM), Achatina Achatina (AA) and Achatina Fulica (AF)

Lizard, rats, rodents, snake, etc: the wire netting should be reinforced with mosquito nets. The doors to the pens and cages should be shut every time. Materials brought to the snailery must be well inspected. Life span: snails can live up to 7-8 years

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