Our farm

We believe that the land where the JIFFY farm is located is one of the most important components in growing snails.

Our land was not previously used in agriculture, it is a virgin land not contaminated with chemicals. And to ensure the highest quality of our products, we additionally purify the water we use on the farm. 

The system is based on proven practices, which we have successfully combined with our personal experience. The result is an effective breeding and growing technology for a high-quality natural product.

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  • The complete snail breeding cycle at JIFFY consists of the following steps:

    Reproduction
    Incubation
    Landing baby snails in the field
    Collection of snails from the field, washing and emptying, followed by drying in one area.
    Storage

Reproduction of snails is as close as possible to the natural environment by humidity criteria and temperature. The reproduction cycle itself is closed, it takes place in a controlled room.
Snails live in a natural ecosystem with stable temperature and humidity, without large fluctuations. These conditions contribute to better laying of eggs.
The cultivation of snails occurs in an open way: in the field where molluscs first feed on the ground, which contains many nutrients.

  • Watering and nutrition

So, we grow snails in virgin land. To improve soil fertility we use sedation method, and to make the land even more productive we grow agricultural plant Perko there.

In the fields, drip irrigation (micro spinners) is used, thus we achieve an adjacent rain and fog effect. This has a beneficial effect on JIFFY snails when they wake up after a day’s sleep, drink water and eat moistened feed.

Water supplied for irrigation from the well undergoes the necessary analyses. We carefully ensure that all indicators are normal, and pay special attention to the iron content.

The sloping terrain of our farm is also a favourable factor for snail breeding: moisture does not stagnate, and during the rains, all the waste products from snails are additionally washed off.

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The reproducer creates conditions that are as close to natural as possible. It is important that multilayer deposits, which accumulate at the bottom of freshwater bodies, are used for feed. They have no parasites and they are rich in nutrients. With the right fertilizer method and nutrition, the quality of eggs is greatly improved. 

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  • Field and breeding facilities

The feeding area and the breeding room are in the same area. Filling and packaging also take place here. Due to this, we have minimized the impact of logistics processes. For molluscs, such conditions create less stress (the quality of snails packed before bedtime is much higher).

All stages are fully controlled at one location and help to reduce the loss of snails due to death.

In the breeding room there is a special area for employees who monitor the conditions of breeding`s around the clock.

540 m²The breeding room

430 m² For reproduction and washing.

Here there are:

    A boiler room with separate entrance
    2 incubator premises for sorting the eggs
    1 room with the refrigerator to store own reproducer in winter

The breeding room estimated capacity is 2 tons of reproducers, but there is a possibility to increase this number up to 5 tons. The refrigerator allows storing the reproducer with stock. We land baby snails in the field without greenhouses and, due to high-quality feed and the necessary conditions, manage to grow them till the cold weather settles.

There are spare energy sources on the territory. 
The breeding room is equipped with a quality ventilation system with recuperation.

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  • Plans

    JIFFY has serious plans to improve the quality and environmental conditions of the farm.

In the future, we strive for energy independence. The terrain of the land area and the southern slope make it possible to set alternative energy sources for hot water and solar collectors.
Also, we plan to make a basement. The floor there will be uncovered soil, where earth absorbs moisture. Thus, the basement temperature should be maintained in winter and summer at 9-15°С, where we can store snails in anabiosis with the least stress for them.