Business on worms and production of biohumus.
Rain (earth) worms are the most ancient and numerous in the world invertebrate animals. The red worm is suitable for domestic and industrial breeding, it is possible to obtain in a short time a large biomass of vermiculture (worms), which are used for feeding birds, fish, animals, fur animals, obtaining protein feed additives; in the body of the worm contains 67-72% protein, 7-19% fat, 18-20% carbohydrates, 2-3% mineral substances, virtually the entire set of amino acids, which do not have food of vegetable and animal origin, as well as biologically active substances.
For one cycle of cultivation (3 months) from 1 m2 it is possible to collect up to 30 kg of biomass of worms. When processing worms 1 ton of organic waste (manure of all kinds of animals, bird droppings, food waste, straw, sewage industrial waste, pulp and paper waste, wood processing, starch, fish and meat industries), 600 kg of biohumus, the remaining 400 kg of organic matter are transformed into 100 kg of high-grade protein in the form of biomass of worms.
In the United States, as a result of breeding work, a red Californian worm was bred. It provides 18-26 times the reproduction in the local climate and 500 times the reproduction in special greenhouses, while wild relatives give 4-6 times the reproduction.
I propose to cultivate a Californian worm.
Breeding worms is possible at the cottage, in the apartment or in the household for the processing of manure and plant waste in an effective fertilizer for their land, but it can also be a separate line of business.
Moreover, the commodity output of the "worm" business can be: directly biohumus - dried, sifted and packed in polyethylene bags, a ready earth mixture for seedlings and greenhouses - a mixture of biohumus with earth, sand, peat chips packed in polyethylene bags of different volumes.
Live worms packed in plastic boxes with a nutrient substrate, like a fishing nozzle, worm colonies for breeding in containers with a nutrient substrate, live or dried worms like biomass for birds feed and other domestic animals.
The beginning of such a business does not require large financial costs and does not require a lot of time to do it - worms will reproduce themselves without your direct involvement. It is only necessary to regularly pour the nutrient medium on them, moisten them if necessary, warm them for the winter, and organize sales channels and packaging.
The creation of a "worm" farm is a very promising business area, as there is practically no competition in this segment, and the demand is quite large.
The resulting profit will depend on many factors. But the main one is the size of the land plot, which is assigned to the worm's collars. The more it is, the higher the profit.
I have been engaged in vermiculture for 2 years and the demand for worms and the end product biohumus only grows. Spend a little market monitoring and see for yourself the existing demand.
The wholesale price of selling jars in stores is 35 rubles, stores sell for 75-80 rubles. Me in Chelyabinsk 8 shops are processed 6 market outlets (average consumption per week 500 jars) + 2 agricultural companies with one-time consumption of 100 boxes to solve problems with accumulated manure and gardeners-truck farmers. There are wholesale buyers of biohumus, but I can not give such volumes. For two years, the number of worms reached 4 million pieces, starting with 10 boxes. I think it's not difficult to calculate the revenue.