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Comparative Economic Importance Of Crop & Fishery To Snailery by Ade3000yrs(m): 1:34am On Jul 10, 2016
Once u get ur farm plan and land in place, If u must relocate or do on farm site off and on, be sure ur ready to live their or settle down their so as to maximise your time to diversify into more gainful agricultural ventures
Put ur money where ur mind is so it doesn't take to flight by day.
U hv to resolve ur location of resident 1st
So that u dnt endear in ventures of conflict on grounds of career and location and vulnerability to theft eluding ur hard earned money and frustrating your.
For me, I will recommend fishery
For freshers as d return on investment is higher compare to a few other livestock ventures, piggery pays better than fishery if u are extra good at marketing your farm produce at harvest. U can start wt fishery on a commercial scale wt a budget of 120k. in a Good environment wt water, fence and steady light, 3 mini pool geepee tank wt ur start up capital. If u hv land space, u can go into crop and vegetable production as well and employ daily pay labourers.
Pepper is 6 months for harvest, hybrid 4 months, tomatoes 3 months, vegetables 2 to 3 months, maize 3 months, yam and cassava wt potatoes 6 months, plantain 8 to 12 months. Note: Poultry is a dangerous zone and no go area for starters or agriculture freshers. Piggery and rabbit are also viable venture and u must hv a strong marketing and branding structures or models in place. Snailery, harvest time is 8 months to 2 yrs provided u hv d right stock.
All u need for a start as regards d fishery is a fenced apartment wt light and water facility. Wt 80k to 120k, u can start something big wt 2 big mini pool gee pee tank
80k for Everything
To include d running of pipes but excluding your cost of borehole provissions.
In some cases, u can get 3 to 4 GP thank wt d budget of 80k to include d procurement of 2 months feed. U can spawn ur fingerlings urself wt 2 female fishes and 1 male Fish each fish can spawn 60,000 and that's 120,000 all together fingerlings or frys within 24 to 30hrs. With 10 to 20% mortality rate, u can sell off d excess fingerlings. All u need per mini pool GP thank receptacle is maximum of 7,000 fishes per tank as some may die out wt time due to in adequacy of feed and morphological weakness or exposure to stress.
In 4 to 6 months depending on the intensity of feeding, ur fishes are ready and up for sale at a table size
Some could weigh less or above 1kg depending on how well they feed, antifungal administered, deworming and antibiotics given them and feed formular quality
Note: When it comes to aspiration and drive for an all inclusive animal farm especialy on say a plot of land meant for say, fishery, poultry, piggery, ruminants, Snailery, rabbits and grass cutter, Always remember that u must be resolute about a single livestock as your start out choice as a rolling stone gathers no morse. Small scale is called homestead or subsistence and as such u should not expect to make profit except u focus on just a single venture in life stock farming on say a plot of land putting to use d free space in your compound. If ur doing rabbit and grass cutter, face it headlong, if its fishery or poultry, face it squarely. If its snailery, face it headlong and dont mix it given little space cos all u want is to make profit at most. But i must say that if u want an all encompassing farm. U will need a minimum of 3 to 10 Acres of farm land for an all inclusive live stock farming as it may most likely require u incorporate livestock feed mill on your lives stock farm land wt proper lay out structures except ur ready to run at a loss in d cos of feeding. That's where most farmers do feel d heat and get frustrated in d long run which ends up burning out d zest and enthusiasm for farming. In every venture, all u want is to make profit. Count ur cost and be sure ur feasibility is somewhat near 80% translational and pragmatic before u start and put in place safety and buffer measures to cushion your possible financial shocks wt time and ur business plan must be flexible and pliant and not just a Professor 100% "Horse in a Book" unbendable accuracy clean sheet. Aim for d sky so that u may end up on d roof top. But if u aim for d roof top, u may not end up past d floor or d place where u stand. For Pple wu like to compare d comparative economic importance of snail farming, u can only make profit if u start out ur farm on an free range or curtain farm of a minimum of 30ft by 60ft dimension with a minimum start up breeding stock of 500 to 1,000 and above stocks if u must make profit in snail farming and to make your effort worth while. Provided u get a mix breed of d AA, AF and the AM in d proportion 50:30:20. Everything boils down to marketing as there are times u may have to create an unforeseen market out of nothing to get the market for your produce. it depends on how versatile and innovative u are at marketing. If u say for local market, fishery makes more money next to poultry compare to Snailery. Snailery is big money if its mnt for export market or if branded and sold in branded grams and Kg in Stores. Poultry rakes in d biggest money if only millions is pumped into d business cos its highly capital intensive with the biggest risk. Its always advisable as a no go area for freshers in Agriculture, unlike fishery, piggery, and snailery. like I said in d ranking of livestock venture comparative viability, Snailery still remains top, followed by piggery and the others follow suit but d major challenge is that Nigeria is yet to step up production in this top 2 livestock ventures such as Piggery and Snailery to compete with, Spain, Germany, Brazil, Sweden, Austria, China, France, Netherlands, India, Australia, Philippines, Uzbekistan, Mexico, Russia, Liechtenstein, USA, and the UK in terms of livestock farming. Egypt, Kenya, South Africa, Benin Republic, Uganda and Liberia are doing great in this light in Africa as regards the Agricultural export market as most of the influx of imported food in Nigeria are from these far and near African countries. Nigeria livestock market needs to step up from the local and stereo type market approach to a global and acceptable standards. If u can afford to plough 80k into fishery constructively, blv me in d next 4 to 6 months your sure to make 250k on harvest as interest or your return on investment. What else can u ask for as this is a good reward for your money and effort. No greed, grandiloquos nor outrageous expectations but good reward for deligency. Spawning or hatchery and feeding is a major challenge in fishery for most starters. Once u scale this bridge at less cost using some known inventive and alternative options, d sky is surely your limit. Apart from all this aforementioned alternative in agronomy, cassava, plantain, pepper, legumes, tomatoes, sweet potatoes and vegetables are great options in farming employing d use of improved seedlings and a mix of both organic and in organic method for maximum yield at less cost and in less time. For more infos, U can reach me on my blog or watsapp me on 09099176956.

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