. It could be farming through small garden plots or backyard and a lot of people are using these methods to earn part-time or full-time incomes.
Rearing grasscutters in this type of space is one of the best ways to earn good money.
Grasscutters (a rodent family), like many rodent species have been a delicacy in a number of countries. Countries in Latin America, Africa and Asia where market exists for a variety of rodent species for consumption, grasscutters are often preferred over other sources of meat.
The vast majority of these animals which are gathered from the wild and several species have been hunted so extensively that they are now extinct. And this offers small scale farmers, investors, businessmen and all those with wealth-mind set, an economic incentive for raising grasscutters in captivity.
Grasscutters are widely distributed and valued in West and Central Africa. The meat is of a higher protein but lower fat content than domesticated farm meat and it is also appreciated for its tenderness and taste. More recently, intensive production of grasscutters has been undertaken in many African countries, including Nigeria.
Grasscutters are not the most prolific of rodent species but the high demand, attract market price and small amount of investment required makes grasscutters a suitable mini-livestock activity for income generation in many parts of Nigeria. There are few Nigerians today who are making brisk business in Grasscutter rearing.
Grasscutter farming, if pursued with the benefit of the right information and knowledge now available, is a very viable commercial venture. Grasscutters are mainly herbivorous; require neither imported component of food nor expensive medical expenses if strict hygiene is maintained.They are easy and very cheap to raise.Gestation period of the grasscutter are about 154 days or five month. Grasscutter meat is a delicacy in Nigeria today and is served in big hotels and restaurants as well as joints patronised by middle to high level people.
Depending on your experience, grasscutter can be packaged to outfits as pepper soup meat, suya, frozen or dried meat. Most Chinese are looking for the meat as regular meal and also to entertain most of their guests from abroad. If you rear grasscutter in commercial quantity under good hygienic condition, fast food restaurants such as Mr. Biggs, Tantalizers and Sweet Sensation , will be your regular customers. They will only need your assurance of regular supply per week. There is also good market for grasscutter meat in the international market if only you can do a good packaging.
Nigeria's economic recovery programmes have necessitated a radical shift from dependence on government for job to self employment. One such attractive area for self employment is grasscutter farming. It is a great money-spinning business that can provide a substantial source of protein to complement Nigerian carbohydrate meals.
Sadly Nigerians inclination to go into business in the field where thousand have already made their fortunes has led to the utter neglect of such lucrative area as grasscutter farming. Many who are also into the business of grasscutter farming are unwilling to let others know about the farming methodology. The technique are often shrouded in secrecy.
Here are the detailed advantages of grasscutter farming:
They can easily be reared at home.
They command a very good selling price as a family that is made up of five grasscutters is sold for N30,000 or more. A serious and dedicated farmer can have close to 200 families at a time. I mean fast growing specie.
They are herbivorous animals, so they feed mostly on grass.
Grasscutters are polygamous in nature, hence it makes it easy to colony raise them in captivity and in large numbers. It is a multimillionaire business, if one can take the courage of breeding them on commercial scale. It is a business venture that can be started on a small scale with a space of less than one room. Source of income and employment: one can depend on grasscutter for his livelihood. In fact, grasscutter farming should create a job opportunities for urban and rural dwellers. The business of producing, processing, transporting, storing, financing and servicing grasscutter products should give employment to many people.
Grasscutter farming in Nigeria is a virgin in the kingdom of livestock as a result earlier investors without doubt have bright prospects in exploring this venture: You can conveniently earn income a thousand fold higher than your present earning. You can keep your present job and do this on part time.
The demand for grasscutter meat is so large that it is not being met. Production of pharmaceuticals: The pancreas of the grasscutter is believed to have a high concentration of insulin, which is used in local preparation for the treatment of diabetes. The possibility of using the brains, blood and various organs for producing various biological products for use in medicine and research generally could be explored. The meat has high carcass quality and protein is comparable to that of poultry. The meat tastes well and highly relished.
There is no known religion discrimination against grasscutter meat. Grasscutters do not compete with man for food. As pets: people usually derived pleasure and satisfaction from raising grasscutters etc. in order to assist a lot of Nigerians to tap into this highly lucrative venture. Our organisation, THE THY SNAIL & GRASSCUTTER FARM, has written a manual titled: The Beauty of Grasscutter Farming & produced a VCD on Commercial Grasscutter Farming; to enable them know all the techniques and secrets of commercial Grasscutter farming. Only very few Nigerians for now have penetrated the lucrative market and reaping cool big profit without stress.
The Know-How of commercial Grasscutter farming in Nigeria secrets had been covered up and seriously guided for sometime but now we the present Nigerian revolutionary wealth builders have decided to uncover the secrets and release them without reservation to fellow aspiring Nigerians who so desire and keen in generating the wealth building secrets.
Why we are on this mission:
• To contribute our quota to eradicate poverty in Nigeria;
• To empower ourselves to be the best destined for us by our creator Almighty God. To share what we know, practice and have worked successfully for us; so as to be blessed with more from the Almighty;
• To expose the idea of Grasscutter farming as great income opportunity. To eliminate idleness and hopelessness in our country;
• To show people how to proper through Grasscutter farming despite the economy. To motivate the less privileged ones to be self dependent.
To let people know that our country is greatly blessed with resources yet unexplored. To direct employees on how to augment their income without affecting their present job.
To create awareness of such a lucrative technology.
To reveal the economic importance, nutritional and medicinal value of grasscutters. To transfer the technology to retirees, house wives, young schoolleavers, investors, traders, local dwellers, applicants,NGO and workers who need extra income to augment their salary.To reduce financial crises and crime in our society.
In this mission that is empowering you to build your desires wealth with peace of mind; many are sincerely called, but believe me or not, only few are chosen.
Why only few? That is the power of destiny working.
The mystery is only known to our creator-Almighty God.
There are few Nigerians today that are making brisk business in grasscutter rearing.
Nigerian's economic recovery programmes have necessitated a radical shift from total dependence on government for job to self employment.