Producing cacti as biomass can be a big business. First, the red worms are fed with cactus (nopal), this allows transforming this plant material into a better quality meat product. One hectare of cactus allows to harvest 1000 tons of biomass / year. The earthworm has a high reproduction rate which leads us to multiply its number and biomass rapidly. The numbers One hectare of cactus delivers 1,000 tons of fresh biomass 35% of this biomass is consumed in the metabolism of the earthworm and is transformed into C02 35% transform into worms 30% corresponds to Humus that is used as a fertilizer with a high nitrogen content. The worms, once processed, dehydrated, passed through a sieve, are transformed into flour, which contains 64% animal protein and its composition is similar to fishmeal. You basically get 3.5% flour and 3.5% dry base hummus. There are 35 tons of flour and 35 tons of humus. The cost of processing does not exceed $ 5,000 / hectare. The value of flour is $ 1,000 / ton, humus to retailers is similar to $ 1,000. With this we have a gross income of $ 70,000 / hectare With a net income of US65,000 / hectare Cactus is an uncontaminated raw material, of excellent quality, it does not produce odor in flour or humus. For more information about the process you can contact us.
Use of cactus and vermiculture in animal feed