Farmer owns VND34bil sea snail 'treasure' in Quang Tri

Thanks to the creation of a closed sea snail (Babylonia areolate) farming process, farmer Pham Van Dung owns a huge "treasure" at the bottom of a pond, with annual revenue of VND34 billion and profit of VND17 billion.

Hé lộ quy trình tạo ra 'kho báu' 34 tỷ đồng của lão nông Quảng Trị

Four years ago, Dung in Cua Tung town (Vinh Linh district, Quang Tri province) began to learn how to raise commercial sea snails from other farms in the southern provinces. He then returned to his hometown to raise snails in his pond once used for shrimp.

Hé lộ quy trình tạo ra 'kho báu' 34 tỷ đồng của lão nông Quảng Trị

In 2019, he built a breeding snail area of 1ha.

Hé lộ quy trình tạo ra 'kho báu' 34 tỷ đồng của lão nông Quảng Trị
Hé lộ quy trình tạo ra 'kho báu' 34 tỷ đồng của lão nông Quảng Trị

Parent snails are bred in tanks to lay eggs.

Hé lộ quy trình tạo ra 'kho báu' 34 tỷ đồng của lão nông Quảng Trị
Hé lộ quy trình tạo ra 'kho báu' 34 tỷ đồng của lão nông Quảng Trị

Snail eggs are collected from the tanks of parent snails.

Hé lộ quy trình tạo ra 'kho báu' 34 tỷ đồng của lão nông Quảng Trị

The eggs are kept in separate tanks.

Hé lộ quy trình tạo ra 'kho báu' 34 tỷ đồng của lão nông Quảng Trị

After the eggs are hatched into baby snails, the snails are moved to a nearby tank for breeding. It takes 45 days from the time the eggs hatch until they become standard seed snails.

Hé lộ quy trình tạo ra 'kho báu' 34 tỷ đồng của lão nông Quảng Trị

These snails of standard size are ready to be taken out of the pond. Dung's snail farm can produce 100 million snails per year. Half of the snails are raised to sell as commercial snails, and the other half are sold as breeding snails.

 
Hé lộ quy trình tạo ra 'kho báu' 34 tỷ đồng của lão nông Quảng Trị

The breeding snail pond is lined with black canvas.

Hé lộ quy trình tạo ra 'kho báu' 34 tỷ đồng của lão nông Quảng Trị

Ponds are cleaned to prevent snails from getting infected with disease.

Hé lộ quy trình tạo ra 'kho báu' 34 tỷ đồng của lão nông Quảng Trị

Snails are fed mainly with fresh sea fish and shrimp.

Hé lộ quy trình tạo ra 'kho báu' 34 tỷ đồng của lão nông Quảng Trị

With five farms raising snails on a total area of up to 18ha, each year Dung harvests about 200 tons of commercial snails, earning turnover of VND34 billion and net profit of VND17 billion, not to mention the profit from breeding snails.


An Nhien - Anh Duc

Snail farm brings VND34 billion a year for Quang Tri farmer

Snail farm brings VND34 billion a year for Quang Tri farmer

Dung, the owner of a hotel, said he has a "treasure" hidden at the bottom of the pond which yields about VND34 billion a year.

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