Archives for 2012

Choosing The Right Breeding Stock For Your Snail Farm

One of the most important factors that can affect the survival and success of your snail farm is your success at choosing the right sort of snail to farm and the right quality of snail to start up your snail farm business with.

If you are just starting up your snail farm, you will find this article to be of immense value

Getting your selection right will not only mean that you save yourself a lot of stress in the future..

It will also ensure that…

Snail Rearing – How To Farm The Giant African Land Snail – A Video Guide

If you are thinking of getting into the snail farming business and not too sure. It might be adviceable that you start up with one or two snails to see how well you can cope in looking after the snails.

Here is a 10 minute clip recently uploaded by Aaron Jones (Household Farmer) to help people who might be thinking of growing their own snails.

The video shows you how you can raise snails even in your backyard.

Snail Farming Success – Cracking The Export Market – A Case Study

Living proof of the adage that the best ideas in life are simple is Elezane Industries, a small BEE company exporting live South African snails to France and Spain.

A HIGHLY-PRIZED grey snail, the Helix aspersa Muller, which apparently hitchhiked its way to the Cape on vines brought across by the Huguenots, is winging its way back to French dinner tables courtesy of small Hermanus-based company, Elezane Industries.

Snail Farming Success – New Zealand’s Only Commercial Snail Operation

It’s breeding season at the Silver Trail gourmet snail farms and the team has a population explosion on its hands.

In just over four years, Raewynne Achten’s amateur foray into farming snails, initially plucked straight from her garden at home, has grown into a thriving business – New Zealand’s only commercial snail operation as far as she knows.

Watch the video as Raewyn Achten talks about her family business Silver Trail Snails.

Success Stories: How To Start A Successful Snail Farming Business In Nigeria

Sometimes in life we come across some events, materials or stories that inspire us. This is an inspiring video success story of a young nigerian snail farmer I came across some few days ago whilst doing some reserach into the snail farming business I believe it will be useful to any person out there aspiring […]

Success Stories – Vehicle Factory Manager To Snail Farmer In Bosnia

  Snail farming is a boom industry here – and there are not many boom industries in Bosnia. Just a few years ago, there was not a single snail farm in Bosnia. Now, it is estimated there are around 300.   Those are theĀ  words of a bosnia vehicle factory manager turned snail farmer Bosnian […]

Snail Farming Videos – 2 Extraordinary Clips

  The more we know about the family of snails… the better we are likely to become as snail farmers Here are a few light video clips Springwatch sheds new, and friendlier, light on the slimy flirtation of slugs.     Tropical sea snails ride the waves to reach a meal         […]

Success Stories – The British Snail Farmer

There are only 200 professional snail farmers in France and to qualify as one of them, Mrs Parkes spent three months studying snails’ reproductive cycles, the grains on which to feed them, and how to set up an electrically-fenced enclosure.

“Running the hotel and farm has been very enjoyable. It’d be wonderful if other Britons wanted to follow the path I’ve carved,”…

Starting Up A Snail Farm In Nigeria – The Benefits

Snail farming has developed so much that snails consumed in Europe and other parts of the world are raised from the farm.

Whilst Snail farming as a business in Nigeria and in most of Africa is still in its infancy as most snails consumed are picked from the wild, this might be the time for Nigerians to jump on board and seriously consider this business of snail farming.

What You Will Need To Have In Place To Have Your Own Snail Farm

The fact is that collecting snails from the field to sell is not sustanable.

You can achieve a lot more by rasing your own snail rather than endangering the perfect balance of nature in your area.

I have listed below a quick simple guide on what you might need to start up your own snail farming business.