Agroravlyk is more than just a farm.How we will be useful to you:
In its live form, snails can overcome any distance without losing its marketable properties. After transportation, it can be used both for culinary purposes and for further breeding.
On our farm you can buy snails-producers (broodstock) Helix Pomatia, Helix Aspersa Maxima and Helix Aspersa Muller. In the spring, each snail producer lays from 40 to 150 eggs (depending on species). Following breeding technologies, in just one season you will increase the volume of your business tenfold.
One of the options for starting or expanding a snail farm: to purchase young snails ready for further feeding in street cages (from mid-May). Snails will reach its market size in 4,5- 5,5 months.
We have developed a comprehensive educational course for future farmers. After training, you will have a clear idea about the organization of a snail farm in all stages: the necessary premises and equipment, growing technologies, hygiene requirements, staff training, sales, etc. This is a ready-made set of tools for successful business in the cultivation of snails.
We offer favorable conditions for the wholesale purchase of snails. If you are in search of reliable channels for selling snails - contact us in a convenient way for you.
Reproductive snails (broodstock) should winter in special refrigerators with temperatures 5-6 ̊С and humidity 65-70%. The broodstock begins to hatch from suspended animation and prepare for breeding from mid-February. But it is not necessary to wait for the start of the season. You can acquire broodstock for your farm earlier, and your snails will winter in our cold stores.
2017 year of foundation
2 ha farm area
Mytnitsa village, Kiev region
120 м² of refrigeration capacity
100 tons of products are produced annually
We adhere to the environmental standards of the EU and Ukraine
Helix Pomatia

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.

Commercial size: 3,5–5 sm
Commercial weight: 22–45 grams
Taste: 4,5/5
Growth rate: 12–18 month
Number of laid eggs: 40–60
Helix Aspersa Maxima

«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.

Commercial size: 3,5–5 sm
Commercial weight: 16–25 grams
Taste: 5/5
Growth rate: 4,5-5,5 month
Number of laid eggs: 80–250
Helix Aspersa Muller

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.

Commercial size: 3–4 sm
Commercial weight: 6–15 grams
Taste: 5/5
Growth rate: 4,5-5,5 month
Number of laid eggs: 50–150
The first part of the life cycle (Breeding, egg-laying, the birth of young snails)
Indoor warm rooms (early March - mid-May)
The second part of the life cycle (Snail feeding )
Open-air cages (mid-May - late October)
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  • JUNE
  • JULY

Horizontal cultivation

The most common method of growing in Ukraine.

Equipment: wooden panels to protect from direct sunlight and maintain optimal temperature and humidity.

Vertical cultivation

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.

Conical growing

Traditional french growing method.

Equipment: wooden conical constructions in which the microclimate necessary for snails is created and maintained.
Snailsas a business

We are interested in the development of the industry, therefore, willingly share our experience.

You are welcome to us if you are:

  • the novice farmer
  • just think about the «snail» business

350 tons

рof snails from Ukraine are sold abroad annually. This volume is growing every year.

2.5-5 euros

per 1 kilogram of snail in a shell. This is the average wholesale price (depending on grade).

From 12 months

the payback period of «snail business». The exact time depends on the type of snail chosen by the farmer.

850 thousand tons

of snails per year are consumed in the world. Demand grows stronger every year - both in Europe and in Asia.

30 tons

of snails for each 1 ton of broodstock are on average received by Ukrainian farmers.

10-15 UAH

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.

11 indicators to evaluate the effectiveness of the technologies.
Technological reports of farms from different regions of Ukraine.
Information and technological support to members of the Association.