Farming Edible Snails – Lessons from Italy


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Sonya Begg
This booklet was produced after a visit to the International Snail Farming Institution and attendance at an International Conference of Snail Farmers in Italy and describes possible techniques for the production of edible snails. It looks at the role of the International Snail Farming Institute, the role of the National Association of Snail Farmers, the outcomes of the Conference of International Snail Farmers, species used for snail production, choice, size and preparation of site, suitable feeds, fencing, predators, growing and fattening, hibernation, and much more. This booklet, produced by the Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation, includes many colour photographs, and tables, diagrams and illustrations to help with understanding.
(14 pages, paperback, Australian – based on Italian information)