Chongqing’s first batch of spring silkworm acquisitions achieved a “good start” and multiple favorable factors helped silkworm farmers increase their income
The “Three Summers” season is also the season for harvesting silkworm cocoons. In Qianjiang District, Chongqing, the first batch of silkworm cocoons were weighed and purchased this year. Under the influence of multiple favorable factors, not only has the local cocoon production increased this year, but the income of silkworm farmers has also increased.
Early on the morning of June 12, silkworm farmers from Zhuoshui Town, Qianjiang District, Chongqing came to the purchasing station to sell silkworm cocoons. Staff weigh and grade the cocoons according to standards, and price them based on quality.
Sun Zebo, deputy manager of Chongqing Qianjiang District Sericulture Company: Judging from the situation of purchased cocoons, the moisture content is low, the color is white, and the overall quality of the cocoons is better than in previous years.
Bai Xiaoping is a major sericulture farmer in Zhuoshui Town, Qianjiang District. During the recent period, their whole family has been raising silkworms, collecting cocoons, and selling cocoons together, hoping that this year’s cocoons will be sold at a good price.
Bai Xiaoping, a silkworm farmer in Shuanglong Village, Zhuoshui Town, Qianjiang District, Chongqing City: I raised 9 silkworms in spring, produced more than 1,000 kilograms of cocoons, and earned an income of more than 20,000 yuan. I am quite satisfied.
There are currently 95,000 acres of high-quality mulberry gardens in Qianjiang District, Chongqing, covering 80% of towns and streets. According to the production plan, this year, the first batch of silkworm cocoons is expected to be purchased at 24,000 tons, and the silkworm farmers will earn more than 60 million yuan.
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