Snail Farming

Snail farmingThere is no general method for calculating the startup expenses of every snail farming business as they are not the same and each has its own different funding requirement at various stages of growth and expansion. Some might startup with little money while some may borrow large sums for assets and inventory. Therefore the expenses that will be accrued before the generation of income has to be taken into consideration.

1.0 Snail Farm Executive Summary
1.1 Snail Farm Objectives
1.2 Mission
1.3 Proposed Capacity

2.0 Snail Farm Products and Services
2.1 Products and Service Description
2.2 Technology
2.3 Sourcing and Fulfilment
2.4 Company Locations and Facilities
3.0 Snail Farm Market Analysis Summary
3.1 Main Competitors
3.2 Target Market Segment Strategy

4.0 Snail Farm Management Summary
4.1 Management Team
4.2 Equipment/Machinery Requirement/ Land & Building/Seed
4.3 Personnel Plan
4.4 Raw Material Requirement

Projected Profit and Loss for 1,000 point of laying snails
1,000 Snail Reproduction Analysis
Operating/Administration expenses
Total Profit Projection

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Expenditure in Snail Farming

Some expenses are isolated payments such as the fee for incorporating your company or the charges involved in preparing the building. Other expenses are recurring, like the cost of utilities, feeds, inventory etc.

These amounts have to split to ascertain whether they are integral to the business or discretional. The primary costs can be divided into two categories which are; Fixed Costs and Variable Costs. Fixed Costs include expenses like the feeds and admin costs.

The Variable Costs include stock purchases, postage and packaging charges, sales commission and other expenses associated with the direct sale of goods and services.

Snail farming is not difficult. This is because unlike other live stocks, they don’t mess up the environment, they are very quiet and easy to handle. A one room size of space is enough for the snail farming and it does not require millions of naira.

So if your plan has always been to start snail farming we have just what you need. Our guide will help you get started on the breeding setup to build, the species of snails to raise, the food to feed them with, the soil to put them into, amongst others.

There are various reasons for snail farming in the different parts of Nigeria. It’s flesh can be cooked and eaten as food. It’s shell can be used as material for accessories and decorative items. In manageable quantities, snails can be used to kill harmful insects in the farm.

An interesting fact is that a snail has both the female and male sexual organs, therefore there is no way to really determine sex. If you are starting up a snail farm for commercial purposes, then there are some things you have to know.

Suitable Breeding Place for Snails

Very importantly, a suitable breeding place has to be provided for the snail, depending on the population size you want.

For a small scale production a covered box can be used for breeding while for a large scale production, a trench can be dug or a concrete pen made and covered with screen or wire all around to ensure the snails do not escape.

Snails have very fast reproduction rate and have a tendency of turning out to be pests if their breeding is not controlled.

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In addition, the screen and wire is necessary for keeping away snakes, rats and other predators from feeding on the snails. Likewise there are the much smaller ones such as the ants and termites you should also be aware of.

Snails love dark and cold places, hence moist, loamy soil should be put in the breeding area. Litters or leaves should also be used to serve as shelter for the snails but you should be careful so as not to let the humidity drop to levels harmful to the snails.

A cloth that is regularly wet can be used to regulate the temperature. You would also need to make a decision on the size of your stock. Also you need to know if you would like to start form hatchlings or from pre-adults snails.

There are different snails bred in different areas of the world. So if you are breeding for commercial purposes, you have to ensure that the kind you rear is the kind adaptable to your area, and the kind that sells in the market.

Edible snails that grow in tropical area include; Achantina Fulica, Achatina Achatina and Archachatina Marginata. Therefore a stock has to be obtained from a local breeder, or imported if it’s not readily available from the local breeders.

The stocking density of the area you have has to be put into consideration for it affects the size of the snails you are growing.
Apart from the food to grow tissues, snails need calcium to grow shells as well. They can be fed on leaves, fruits, or even formula from the feed store.

The different kinds of snails grow at different rate. It takes more than a year for the Achatina types to grow to harvest size. Others mature in two years, but once they start growing, the big ones has to be separated from the small ones.

The truth is that snail farming is not as difficult as people think. The snails just demand attention and care as they hardly fall sick and you don’t have to buy their food. You don’t even spend much in creating a place for the breeding and they reproduce at a fast rate. So be sure that you can make over 100% return on investment.

For instance, if a portion of land is used for commercial snail farming, you can make money from the production of snails, vegetable and various kinds of fruits, the snails can eat. This is simple and any one can manage it including women and children.
You can start the business with N 40,000 – N 50,000 depending on the land space you have. With 30,000 snails, you can produce hundreds of eggs and when they hatch 1,000,000 snails, which worth more than N 5 million twice a year. The Achatina Achatina species for instance, lay 80–200 in one batch, 2-3 times a year. So you make money from both the eggs when they hatch and the appreciation of the size of the snail.

It is more advisable to construct the breeding place with cement, rod, and galvanized wire net, so that they can last longer than when wood or bamboo is used for the construction of the breeding place, as wood and bamboo can be damaged by rain. When you invest in snail farming, before long, whatever investment you have put into it, will come back. Snail farming is a very lucrative business. It’s a business where profit maximization is guaranteed. Moreover, it provides a substantial source of protein, to complement Nigerian carbohydrate meals.

Hurry now, GET YOUR SNAIL FARMING BUSINESS PLAN. To place an order, pay N10,000 to

GTBank (Guaranty Trust Bank)
Account Name – Chudi-Oji Chukwuka
Account No – 0044157183

After paying, send your email and payment details to 08060565721.


19 thought on “Snail Farming (Heliciculture) in Nigeria”
  1. Actually. I want to write a comprehensive report on Snail Farming. How can you help me with that. It’s part of the requirements for the completion of my degree in the university.
    I can just ask few things in form of questions

  2. I was among those trained by SMEDAN after my retirement, and started the business immediately, and was into it for over 3 years in Byazin, Kubwa – Abuja but the greatest challenge has been accommodation. Am encouraged having gone through this page/site, and wish fully go back to the business. Meanwhile, am into marketing of d products, if I can be connected with farmers to get them cheaper for supply

  3. I am in Cameroon and wish to have an expert on the snails farming that can put me through.thanks

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