Major Disadvantages of Snail Farming

Seasonal and Daily Management Practices for Snail

There is a popular saying that anything that has an advantage also have a disadvantage. I guess that saying is also applicable to snail farming as a business as it also have it’s own disadvantages. Some of the major disadvantages of snail farming business includes but not limited to the following: 1. Climate Without expensive artificial means of climate control, snail farming is restricted to the humid tropical forest zone, which offers a constant temperature, high relative humidity, preferably no dry season, and a fairly constant day/night rhythm throughout the…

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Basic Advantages of Snail Farming

Basic Advantages of Snail Farming

When trying to invest into Snail Farming as a business, some people easily get discouraged maybe because of the fact that they don’t see the need to actually go into it as a business without knowing that snail farming is actually a very lucrative business. Today, we are going to be discussing about those basic advantages of snail farming as related to environment, inputs and the meat consumption values below: Environment Snails are environment-friendly, because, unlike poultry or pigs, neither the snail nor its droppings smell offensively. Snails can also…

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Introduction to Snail Meat Consumption

Climatic and Environmental Requirements for Snails

Snail meat has been consumed by humans worldwide since prehistoric times. It is high in protein (12-16%) and iron (45-50 mg/kg), low in fat, and contains almost all the amino acids needed by humans. A recent study has also shown that the glandular substances in edible snail meat cause agglutination of certain bacteria, which could be of value in fighting a variety of ailments, including whooping cough. Edible snails also play an important role in folk medicine. In Ghana, the bluish liquid obtained from the shell when the meat has…

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Factors that made Snail Farming a Highly Lucrative Business

HOW TO PREVENT OTHER PREDATORS IN A SNAIL FARM

Snail farming as some people already know is a very lucrative business but now the big question is: What exactly makes snail farming to be that highly lucrative? Today we are going to be discussing about those factors that makes snail farming as a business very lucrative. Some of such factors includes and not limited to the following: 1. A high rate of malnutrition in the country Malnutrition has been and currently one of Nigeria big problem to be solved. It is in fact, a marketing opportunity for any aspiring…

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

HOW TO PREVENT OTHER PREDATORS IN A SNAIL FARM

90% of the Nigerian snails are the Achatina Marginata Specie. Caution must be employed in selecting your choice of snails for breeding stock. There are 3 major type of Snails in Nigeria and are said to be the largest in the world; The Achatina Marginata (AM), The Achatina Achatina (AA), and The Achatina Fullica (AF). The AM is peculiar to Nigeria Alone and is usually d largest among all the snails on earth and can produce up to 40 eggs in a clutch & will produce such clutches 3 to…

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