Snail farming: pros and cons of the business

So you want to start a snail farming business, huh? Well, let me tell you, you have set eyes on a exciting and profitable type of business.

However, before you make any big deci$ion you must be aware of the pros and cons of snail farming.

Pros of snail farming

  • Snails have a great demand.
  • Snail farming has a bright future
  • As long as responsible snail raising and consumption continues, the high demand of snails will rest assured.
  • Nowadays there is a huge concern about eating natural and healthy.
  • Other meats have nothing on snails
  • The great quality and nutritional value of snail meat can compete with poultry, pork and beef.
  • Snails reproduce in large quantities and adapt to most climates
  • Feeding snails is cheap and easy
  • Snail food is mostly vegetables. To make them grow larger, there are low-cost wholesale flours enriched with calcium.

Cons of snail farming

Lack of acknowledge on
  • Raising snails: understanding their biology and conditions they need.
  • Laws and regulations on your country regarding to the raise, sell, export and import of snails.
  • How to start a business of this kind.
  • Dealing with middlemen.
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