In the both the Western Cape and Gauteng the broiler business consists of livestock supply to abattoirs. (DOC) are also sold from hatcheries to the independent market.
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 placed on the five parent layer farms. Three are owned by the Group and two are contracted farms that supply the Group with hatching eggs.
Day-old commercial broiler chicks are produced at the Group’s two hatcheries. The day-old chicks are transferred to commercial broiler farms, both company-owned and contract-grower farms.