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  2. Snail Farming.

    Wisdom Alokpa
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    Snail farming is profitable, yes it is, what you need to consider before venturing in it..seek for know-how who is already in the business to guide you on it. Let me explain drop notes that would interest you   Snail farming: This is the cheapest Livestock farming in Nigeria, reason because it is less expensive to manage in terms of feeding, snail feed is everywhere within the environment which can be easily source for at ease. Snail meat is very expensive in the market and happens to be the most proteinous meat ever for everyone irrespective of age. Why snail farming ?: The ideal of snail farming is very necessary because extinction is real, we can't depend on the forest snail all time, and someday extinction could occur, the bush hunt across Nigeria is on the increase, and this could lead to extinction if reproduction is not maintain. Snail farming is an interesting farming which is fast evolving in Nigeria and other West Africa countries, many people have choose to create jobs for themselves through snail farming. The snail shell: The snail shell is a calcium source for livestock feed and it is very rich to ensure well-being of livestock animals The slime: snail slime is a liquid substance inside a snaii, this substance is an indispensable liquid raw material in the beauty and cosmetic industry, also the pharmaceutical industry makes use of the slime for drugs, soap and body cream production. The snail meat: Snail meat is very rich in protein, medically recommended for pregnant women ,some persons with ailments are also do advice to consume snail meat for recuperation, the meat has no effect, for the young and the old.   I am snail farmer in Nigeria, you can search for me on Facebook:  "Alokpa Ebi Wisdom", to see more of my works on Snail farming.   Thanks for your time!
  3. Snail Farming.

    Snail farming is an excellent venture to get into.It is low cost and can almost be farmed anywhere even in  residential premises like using one's backyard .This means you can start with as  little capital and resources as  possible .One can make up to 300% of his or  her investment per farming cycle . You need to decide which species to farm. If you want to keep more than one species , bear in mind that you will  have separate them. Snail species such as Archatina achatina are the best for warm climate regions like Africa. They lay more eggs and very affordable even though they may be smaller. Other species that can be farmed are Archatina marginata, Archatina fulica . While unlike other types of livestock farming such as  such as poultry  and aquaculture where feed is the most expensive input, here feeding isn't that expensive but labour cost is high. In terms of cost and time, snail farming is a low-risk business. As  vegetarians, snails  can be fed with wide varieties  such as  cabbage, cucumber, mango, banana, eggplant, pear, tomato and paw-paw, cassava, okra leaves or lettuce ,pineapple etc Snails also need carbohydrate for  energy, protein for growth and development, and then vitamins and minerals in small quantity to  aid metabolism plus  enhance growth. The best time to start up  snail farming is the rainy season ( from July to October) as  this is the time that  snails normally start  breeding. As hermaphrodites, snails can fertilize each other as soon as they mature . In order for egg laying to be smooth, you should use high-quality soil with the right temperature and humidity. Prices of snails go up during the scarcity usually experienced between December and March, which is the dry season. Expenses to consider  are  housing, purchasing  quality  snails, feeding, handling/processing the snails, marketing, branding(if needed) and transportation. Hope this helps.
  4. GOAT FARMING

    To start a goat business, you need to first define your area of interest. *What do you want to do with the goats? To sell? For what purpose? To whom? *What breed of goat suites this purpose? We have African dwarf or Boer that is suitable for starters. Get more knowledge on your breed type. Then, look at the area around the East where you want to start this business, is the place viable? Do people or businesses around there want your goat? Are they able and ready to pay for it? How do they want it? As milk, meat, skin or pets? Is it in agreement with your interest? If not, you have to change your mind and go with the market available. Remember, You don't sell what you like, you sell what people are hungrily ready to pay for. When this has been settled, You then decide, * How much is this particular breed sold for? How many of these goats can I afford to start with? Then, Where will I keep them, you should have an isolated area with fences? Then, *Feeding type: Water and Food selection. How much does it cost? All this should be what you should find out before starting When you're able to start, as a beginner, you should spend more time observing and learning goat behavior and lifestyle. Then, be able to understand the Breeding and maturity stages involved. Also note that, there are tons of investors out there that can support you with funds but not all investors are willing to invest in what they are not sure about. You must be able to prove your business working first before you can ask anyone to invest. On the other, you can get funds from friends and families who are ready to support you instarting a business. I hope this helps you. Do well to get in touch if you have any challenge along the line.