As a result of the prevailing economic situation of Nigeria, a lot of Nigerians mostly children have become malnourished due to their inability to consume the appropriate food needed to supply essential nutrient like protein. The above consequently led man to look out for alternative source of cheaper animal protein and the search has led to the rearing and management of edible snails.
Heliculture (snail farming) is another interesting, thriving and profitable business venture that anybody can venture into with the aim of making money. As a matter of fact, snail farming requires low start -up capital and anyone who is serious about business can generate good income from the business. Snail farmers are certain to hit it big because many people are shunning away from red meat.
You can start small from your backyard and grow from there. Due to its high nutritional value, snails have become a very popular delicacy. Snail meat is very rich in calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, selenium, vitamin E as well as vitamin C.
Snail meat is very good for weight loss because they are extremely low in calories and fat. Snail meat is also very beneficial to people suffering from cardiovascular disease, cancer and people trying to recover from an injury.
If you are looking towards leveraging on the livestock industry to generate income, then one of your best bet is to start your own snail farming business. Snail farming business is all about mass breeding of snails for the sole aim of making profits. One thing is certain about Heliculture, if you are able to conduct your market research and feasibility studies, you are more likely not going to struggle to sell your snails because there are loads of people out there that eat snails.
Over and above, Heliculture is indeed a profitable and thriving livestock breeding business that an entrepreneur who is interested in farming should consider going into.
Factors to be considered in starting Heliculture Enterprise
The methods employed in the management of snail is very simple and can be easily practiced by anyone and the only thing the snail may demand is care. They rarely fall sick and you also don’t need to spend much to build snailery. Snails reproduce rapidly and it’s not an overstatement to say that you can get hundred percent returns on investment. In general it can be said that snail management is very easy and can be practiced by anyone.
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