Yuechi County, Sichuan Province has a bumper harvest of spring silkworms in 2023
“I raised 25 silkworms in the first batch this spring and collected more than 1,200 kilograms of cocoons. The spring cocoon market is good, and the quality of my cocoons is relatively high. The purchase price reached 63 yuan per kilogram, and I sold it for 76,000 yuan. Yuan. I will also raise 25 silkworms in the second batch. According to the current purchase price, I can conservatively earn more than 150,000 yuan from raising silkworms this spring.” Liu Youjian, a big sericulture farmer, said cheerfully when he received the cocoon payment.
The first batch of fresh cocoons released this year are generally of good quality, and silkworm farmers have enjoyed a bumper harvest. On average, each silkworm seed produces about 45 kilograms of cocoons, and the output of each silkworm seed increased by 12.5% compared with the previous year. The launch of spring cocoons has reached the price expected by silkworm farmers. The average purchase price of silkworm cocoons reached 58 yuan/kg, an increase of 20.83% over the previous year. More than 10 major sericulture households have produced more than 15,000 kilograms of spring silkworm cocoons, with an income of more than 900,000 yuan. A total of more than 4,000 silkworms are raised in the county in spring, with an estimated production of 180,000 kilograms of cocoons and revenue from cocoon sales reaching 8.1 million yuan.
In recent years, Yuechi County, Sichuan Province has combined the development of the sericulture industry with the promotion of rural revitalization to improve the quality and efficiency of the sericulture industry. The bumper harvest of the first batch of spring silkworms has greatly boosted the enthusiasm of the majority of silkworm farmers in raising silkworms. In the next step, Yuechi County will continue to strengthen technical guidance and training on mulberry planting and sericulture, and guide sericulture farmers in all aspects of mulberry garden management, feeding, bunching, cocoon collection, etc., and strive to improve both sericulture production and quality.
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