In the Western Cape the broiler business consists of livestock supply to abattoirs as well as DOC supply to customers. In Gauteng, the broiler business sells DOCs.
Quantum Foods owns the rights to import pedigree grandparent broiler stock of the Cobb 500 breed, which supplies next generation parent stock for its own requirements and non-exclusively for some customers in some other countries in Africa.
Day-old parent stock is placed on the three parent rearing farms in the Western Cape and, thereafter, on six parent layer farms. Of these six farms, four are owned by the Group, and the remaining two are contracted farms that supply the Group with fertile hatching eggs.
Day-old commercial broiler chicks are produced at two hatcheries in the Western Cape and one in North West. The day-old chicks are transferred to commercial Company-owned and contract-grower broiler farms, with the balance sold to the open market.