THE SNAIL BUSINESS PLAN
The Business Plan is the ideal tool to establish the range of costs in terms of purchases and incomes.
It is usually necessary when trying to participate in a call for bids, a PSR or applying for a loan from a bank or credit institution. Coldiretti, Cia and Confagricoltura are the trade associations that can recommend current calls. The Institute's task is to provide you with the necessary documentation to participate in the assignment of a call for proposals.
In the first year of activity, there can still be no income, since the snails born cannot reach commercial maturity.
Breeders in warm regions who introduced breeding stock at the beginning of spring can sell for the gastronomy market those who have laid eggs several times (2 or 3).
In fact, you can already find suitable snails in the farm to be placed in the new breeding fences for the following season.
Within the second year of activity, the first harvest of the snails born the previous year begins.
The production will be ready in June-July in the southern breeding farms and largely in September-October in the northern ones.
About 60%-70%, not all of them, will reach the final weight only in the spring of the third year. To achieve this result, of course, all management and feeding parameters must be respected.
It must be considered that at the end of the summer season, by the end of October at the latest, all breeding stock must be collected, purged and sold. If left in the farm they risk death for the most part, as they have now reached a critical age and they have been used for intensive breeding, for an entire season.