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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FACTORS AFFECTING THE GROWTH AND REPRODUCTIVE PERFORMANCE IN SNAIL

•        Environmental Factors •        Stages of production •        Feeding •        Stocking rate •        Darkness •        Management Practices •        Climatics factor •        Source of the foundation stock. ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS AFFECTING PERFORMANCE Climatic factors affecting snail production: Rainfall Temperature (Hibernation and Aestivation) Wind Light Relative humidity. How to avoid excess water in the snail pen: Drum/Tank: Drum and Tank for rearing snail should be perforated at the bottom or sides to drain the excess water in soil. Wetting of the soil must be moderate. Cage: Holes should be drilled around the side…

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Recommended Snail Rearing Density

Seasonal and Daily Management Practices for Snail

Density affects the growth and breeding capacity of snails. High-density populations tend to grow slowly, develop into smaller adults, and lay fewer clutches of eggs and fewer eggs per clutch. If the snails are very densely packed, they may not breed at all. The accumulating slime suppresses reproduction. Other disadvantages of high density are the high rates of parasitism and ease of transmission of diseases. In terms of snail weight, the recommended density is 1-1.5 kg per m2(for A. achatina, this would be about 15 to 25 snails per square…

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Introducing “Agric4Profit Snail Farm Set-Up”

Introducing “Agric4Profit Snail Farm Set-Up"

We can setup your Snail Farm for you and professionally monitor your investment to enable you get your desired return on investment in any state across Nigeria. Do you have a Farm Land but don’t know the right investment for your land? Do you lack the adequate knowledge to establish your own Snail Farm? Do you need Professional mentorship on what can strive on your land and how to manage them properly? Do you have an existing Snail Farm that is not performing very well to your satisfaction and require…

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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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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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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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Introduction to Materials needed for Snail Feed Formulation

Seasonal and Daily Management Practices for Snail

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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Snail Food and Feeding System

The Different Types of Snail Food

 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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