SNAIL FARMING COURSES
We provide snail farming courses for people interested to learn more about farming snails.
Our course 'Introduction to Snail Farming in Ireland' has been developed to provide future snail farmers with the initial knowledge and understanding of snail farming sector, breeding techniques, existing markets & opportunities, the infrastructure needed, set up cost, pitfalls and funding available.
Snail farming course can be arranged by appointment and cost €250 or €400 per couple. The fee includes 'Introduction to Snail Farming in Ireland' and a full farm tour. The course takes 7 hours (10am-5pm) and it can be delivered both on-site (on our farm) or online (via Skype).
'Introduction to the Snail Farming in Ireland' is a one day course that has been developed to provide future snail farmers with the initial knowledge and understanding of snail farming sector, breeding techniques, existing market & opportunities, the infrastructure needed, set up cost, pitfalls and funding available.
OUR COURSE COVERS FOLLOWING TOPICS:
1. SNAIL FARMING SYSTEMS
What snail breeding system do we use/recommend?
Why do we use and recommend this system?
What yield, in terms of tons per acre could be expected from this approach?
What breed of snail would we recommend and why?
Why is the system we recommend better than alternative systems?
2. THE BUSINESS OF SNAIL FARMING
How much investment is required before commencing operations?
What is the minimum size farm that is required to be viable?
What profits could be expected from this size of farm?
What would be the ideal size of farm and what profits could be expected from that?
What are the biggest cost elements involved in snail farming and what is the best method of controlling these costs?
What are the biggest risks involved in snail farming?
What are the main reasons for failure?
What are the main characteristics of all successful snail farms?
An overview of selling snail products overseas based on our experience.
What is the best marketing strategy to sell products in this/these markets?
What is the best way to present the products in the domestic and overseas markets?
Are there any opportunities for new products?
Non-food market opportunities that might exist for snail products
4. FUNDING AVAILABLE
Where and how to look for a financial support.
Pros and Cons when preparing investor ready proposal
Pros and cons when preparing for pitching