Introduction to Materials needed for Snail Feed Formulation

Before you can start formulating feed for your snails, it is required that you must understand and be able to recognize and identify those materials when you see them, which is why today, we are going to be discussing about what the essential raw materials for snail feed formulation is made up of. What is wheat offal? Its the waste product of wheat during processing, it contains the chaff and glutenous part of wheat seed Bone meal: is normal cattle bone or other bone like (goat, pig, etc.) Fish Meal:…

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Formula for a self-mix Snail Feed

Ingredients (Kg) Maize (31.3kg) Groundnut cake (10kg) Soy bean meal (25kg) Fish meal (4kg) Wheat offal (16kg) Palm kernel cake (4.2kg) Oyster shell (8.05kg) Bone meal (1.2kg) Premix vitamins & minerals (0.25kg) Total = 100Kg

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Different Classes of Snail Feed Based on their Nutritional Requirements

Although Snails feed very well on fruits and vegetables, I will like to use this medium to share with you all that snails feed is not only limited to natural feed alone. Snails can also feed on formulated feeds which contains 80% of the nutritional requirements for snails and also help to boost overall growth and well-being of snails as it relates to commercial snail Farming. Now, let us discuss in details the Different Classes of Snail Feed Based on their Nutritional Requirements below: 1. Carbohydrate: Just as humans need…

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Snail Food and Feeding System

 Introduction The distinction between extensive, semi-intensive and intensive snail farming systems applies not only to housing but also to feeding. In an extensive system snail feed only on vegetation planted in their pens specifically for that purpose, as in mini-paddock and free-range pens. In a semi-intensive snail farm, external feed is provided to hatchlings, juveniles and possibly to breeding snails housed in hutch boxes or trench pens. In an intensively managed snail farm, all snails, at whatever growing stage, are always provided with external feed. Snails are kept in hutch…

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FEED FORMULATION AND FEEDING TROUGH FOR SNAILS

FORMULATED FEEDS This is the combination or mixture of two or more feed ngredients(maize, groundnut cake, fish meal, soy bean meal, oyster shell, and bone meal) at different proportions to meet the particular need (growth, maintenance, reproduction) of a specific animal using locally available feed resources at lowest possible cost. BENEFITS OF USING FORMULATED FEED It improves performance of the snail. It can be used to meet the specific requirement of the animal. It can be easily measured. It saves time and energy. It is good for  commercial production of…

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