Its also known as grape snails or escargots. This is a traditional species of snails for gourmands of Western Europe. Even ancient authors wrote about grape snails as a dainty. Helix Pomatia reaches its commercial maturity longer than other varieties of the Helix genus, but it has a stable demand among European consumers.
«Big gray» snails. Helix Aspersa Maxima can rightly be called the new market leader. Farmers love it for its growth rate - just one season is enough to make a profit. And gourmets appreciate its refined taste and nutritional value of meat containing a record amount of iron, calcium, magnesium and B vitamins.
The «small gray» snails are slightly smaller than the «large gray». But Helix Aspersa Muller reaches the commercial size faster than other species. It is the most expensive species of the genus Helix due to the unique taste and tenderness of the meat. It's a little more demanding on growing conditions and technology compliance than Helix Aspersa Maxima. But it’s easier to cook because you don’t need to remove the intestines and liver.
The most common method of growing in Ukraine.Equipment: wooden panels to protect from direct sunlight and maintain optimal temperature and humidity.
Also known as a "curtain method". An innovative method that is gaining popularity in Europe.Equipment: special constructions with vertical "curtains". Such cultivation is the most hygienic: the mollusk's excretions fall to the ground, and the snails themselves are always in a clean and well-ventilated environment.
Traditional french growing method.Equipment: wooden conical constructions in which the microclimate necessary for snails is created and maintained.
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рof snails from Ukraine are sold abroad annually. This volume is growing every year.
per 1 kilogram of snail in a shell. This is the average wholesale price (depending on grade).
the payback period of «snail business». The exact time depends on the type of snail chosen by the farmer.
of snails per year are consumed in the world. Demand grows stronger every year - both in Europe and in Asia.
of snails for each 1 ton of broodstock are on average received by Ukrainian farmers.
for one stuffed snail. This is the average retail price in Ukraine (if the farmer focuses on the B2C market).
Agroravlyk farm is part of the Snailgroup (Ukrainian Association of snail farms).
Together, we have established sales channels. We not only teach farmers how to grow snails, but also guarantee further assistance with the sale of products on favorable terms for them.
We have created and are constantly updating the database.
This allows you to learn from the experience of colleagues. By joining the Association, you get access to these data. So you will be able to analyze which approaches give the best financial results.