Austrian snail farmer Andreas Gugumuck collects snails (Helix Aspersa) in baskets in his farm in Vienna July 10, 2013. Andreas Gugumuck owns Vienna's largest snail farm, exporting snails, snail-caviar and snail-liver all over the world. The gourmet snails are processed using old traditional cooking techniques and some are sold locally to Austrian gourmet restaurants. (Photo by Leonhard Foeger/Reuters) http://avaxnews.net/fact/Snail_Farming_in_Austria.html
A Homesteader family has always the problem of pest control. But sometimes the pest problem could be a resource too. This is the case of snails. Many of them are edible and tasty. Their meat, once cocked, is not flabby or slimy as someone can think. Furthermore, their meat is poor in fats, has a very good quantity of proteins and has a lot of mineral salts. Also calories are very low. They could be a very good resource for a homesteader family...
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#Repost @lekkifarm with Been seeing a lot snails crawling up my gate lately...some small some big. The rain brings out the best in Agriculture. Ive decided to talk about 5 things to consider before starting a Snail farm: 1. In terms of cost and time snail farming is a low-risk business. Unlike many other livestock businesses snail farming requires very little start-up and operating costs. 2. It can be run from your backyard (if you have a sizeable one) or on that piece of land wasting away…
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