Reasons why Snail Meat is Unique

All you need to know about Archatina Marginata Breed of Snail

Snails meat popularly called “Congo meat” is consumed in many countries around the world. Meanwhile in some countries, snails are considered a delicacy for the rich because of its nutritional benefits. In Nigeria for instance, Snail is a popular meat for many Nigerians in the especially in the rural areas mostly in the rain forest belt, where it is collected from the wild. The potentials for its domestication and commercialization in the country has not been fully harnessed or exploited, although many studies and experience has shown that snails Farming…

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Comprehensive Guide on How to Construct a Snail Pen

Factors to Consider when Choosing a Snail Farm Site

There are some basic factors that needs to be considered when constructing your snail pen which include the following: The scale of the snail farming enterprise you want to establish. The type of snail farming you choose to operate i.e. In-door or Out-door; The stage of development as well as habits of the snails. In today’s article, we are going to be discussing about the construction of out-door snail pen. First, let us start with the following: Preparation of site for 5m x 5m out-door snail pen The basic factors…

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Nutritional Facts of Cauliflower

Nutritional Profile and Introduction to Food Rating System Chart of Cauliflower

Botanically, it is a member of the cruciferous or Brassicaceae family of vegetables and has similar nutritional and phytochemistry profile as that of other brassica family veggies like broccoli and cabbage. Cauliflower (cabbage flower) is one of the familiar winter season vegetables. These beautiful flower heads are brimming with essential nutrients, hold numerous health benefiting phytonutrients such as vitamins, indole-3-carbinol, and sulforaphane that help prevent overweight, diabetes and offer protection from prostate, ovarian, and cervical cancers. As in broccoli, cauliflower also made up of tightly clustered florets that begin to…

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Common Giant African Snail Species with their Unique Features and Characteristics

All you need to know about Archatina Marginata Breed of Snail

There are three major Giant African land snails. They include the following species: 1. Achatina Marginata (AM) 2. Achatina Achatina (AA) 3. Achatina Fulica (AF) Now let us discuss them in details below: 1. Achatina Marginata: This is called the big black snail or giant snail. It is commonly found in the forest along the coast of West Africa. This is the most common snail found in Nigeria amidst Achatina Fulica. The shell has a mottled color of black, brown and white and very thick. The shell collar is pink.…

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Daily Routine Duties in a Snail Farm

Seasonal and Daily Management Practices for Snail

Some of the basic daily routine duties to be carried out in your snail farm include the following activities: 1. Check the housing units regularly and any dead or infected snails found removed.  2. Remove regularly the leftover feeds in the housing. 3. Clean and replenish water trays with fresh cool water untreated. 4. Clean the pens and the surrounding regularly. 5. Make sure that the soil is well covered with dry leaves (mulching). 6. In the dry season, wet the soil adequately to remain moist always. Many snails aestivate…

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PROCESSES INVOLVED IN SNAIL FARMING – HELICULTURE

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

Some of the basic processes involved in snail farming (Heliculture) include the following: 1. Education: This is where many farmers fail because they hardly know much about the business they are venturing into. therefore, first of all, get all the knowledge about the business, understand the business idea, breed type, problem you might face, disease, feeds, plants and vegetable, do’s and don’ts, marketing, viability and the different challenges that may arise in the process of running the business. Once your gatherer enough knowledge about snail farming within your country, you…

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General Management Routine for Snails

Basic Advantages of Snail Farming

As a snail farmer or an intending snail farmer, there are some basic daily general management routines you must observe in your snail farm. Some of those general management routine procedures include the following: 1. Discourage visitors from entering the Snailery too frequently. 2. Do a proper inspection of materials carried to snailery such that they are safe. 3. Do not use chemicals i.e. insecticides or herbicides inside the Snailery. 4. Adequate shade must be provided. 5. Snail must be handled carefully. 6. Fresh poultry dropping should not be added.…

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4 Common Mistakes in Snail Farming

Seasonal and Daily Management Practices for Snail

As a snail farmer or an intending snail farmer, there are some basic mistakes that almost every snail farmer neglect maybe because they feel that it does not matter for the business but sincerely, they do matter a lot in the business. Today, we are going to be discussing about those basic common mistakes in snail farming below: 1. Lack of requisite knowledge: Snail farming is a knowledge-based venture. It is quite unfortunate that many people view it a goldmine and dabble into it without first attempting to acquire sound…

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Vent Pecking in Poultry and How to Control them

Causes of Vent Pecking, Prolapsed Vent and Cannibalism among Poultry Birds

It is not normal and this happens due to the following factors; 1) Stress 2) Inadequate spacing. 3) Mineral deficiency mostly protein deficiency 4) Too much or too little light (inadequate ventilation) 5) Idleness Therefore, birds react by pecking on each other so when blood comes out, all birds attack one bird and can be pecked to death. The solution to this problem includes the following processes: 1) Improving on spacing 2) Isolate those that have been pecked and Spray the wounds with Alamycin spray. 3) You can improve on…

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Poultry Farm Bio-security and Vaccination

Most farmers wonder: is it better to vaccinate birds against diseases or maintain strict bio-security measures and leave it that way. At least, this way one would save on expenses by choosing one and maximize profit instead of spending so much on both. In fact, a funny farmer once said: “why should the birds be vaccinated, if they can still succumb to the same disease?” So, it is very important to look at this with a critical eye for better understanding on how these topics affect our poultry farming experience.…

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