It may interest you to know Snail Farming in Nigeria is very lucrative, and many Nigerians are waking up to this business of snail farming . Apart from the fact that snail farm is easy to manage, snail farming does not require much technicalities or capital as snails can easily be picked around for the take-off. Snail farm is easy to setup - with little structure and little fund, you're good to go.
Hotels, Restaurants and other eateries are people that will constantly demand your supply. You could get standing orders from these group of people for the supply of snails to them at agreed times and rates and you know what that means?.. Constant money into your pocket.
The giant West Africa snail called Achatina Marginata is the most desirable specie for snail farming due to it's high yield capacity. There are other good species but we will focus on Achatina Marginata in this in this tutorial because, it's easy to find in Nigeria.
Achatina-Achatina is very good for commercialization as well, because of its profitability. This is because of the volume of eggs it lays at once. Each achatina lays 300 to 500 eggs at a time in clutches, three times a year. Therefore, if you start a farm with about 1000 snails, in one year you would be getting about 1.5 million snails going by the number of eggs they produces.
Having decided on the specie, let's take you through the step by step how to setup your snail farm in a small scale level and starts rearing your snail towards harvest.READ MORE...