Commercial Silk production practices for an Australian sericulture industry




New and Emerging Animal Industries

Research Organisation

Brij Bugtrap Consultancy Pty Ltd

Objective Summary

The proposed outcomes will be commercially and economically viable for: . Establish a prototype sericulture farm in SouthEast Australia mainly in Victoria on a commercial basis. . Establishing ruralbased sericulture industry (moriculture sericultureand silk reeling) in SouthEast Australia for producing raw silk for the Australian textile market with the potential for future export. . A tested and suitable system for (a) the production of silkworm moth eggs (seed) (b) incubation and rearing of young silkworm larvae (chawki rearing) (c) growing harvesting and storage of mulberry leaves (d) collection packaging and transport of cocoons (e) marketing of cocoons to silk spinners (f) reeling unit. . Possible future export opportunities in dried cocoons raw silk and other silk byproducts and finished products to Asian and later with European and American markets. . Providing an avenue for the Australian rural community for a homebased remunerative employment program.

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Project Start Date

Sunday, February 1, 2004

Project Completion Date

Friday, June 15, 2007

Journal Articles From Project

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National Priority

Frontier technologies for building and transforming Australian industries

National Priority

Advanced Technology

National Priority

NAP-Provide new and developing animal industries with regular and up-to-date market assessments