Commercial Silk production practices for an Australian sericulture industry

Brij Bugtrap Consultancy Pty Ltd

  • Project code: PRJ-000727

  • Project stage: Closed

  • Project start date: Sunday, February 1, 2004

  • Project completion date: Friday, June 15, 2007

  • National Priority: NAP-Provide new and developing animal industries with regular and up-to-date market assessments


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 South-East Australia mainly in Victoria on a commercial basis. . Establishing rural-based sericulture industry (moriculture sericultureand silk reeling) in South-East 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 by-products and finished products to Asian and later with European and American markets. . Providing an avenue for the Australian rural community for a home-based remunerative employment program.