Astral Foods Quick Facts



  • Astral employs in excess of 12,000 people
  • Astral currently owns 6,949 hectares of land
  • Astral processes more than 200 million broilers per annum through 3 HACCP approved abattoirs
  • National Chicks have 6,3 million eggs in stock on any given day
  • Every day 937,000 eggs are hatched in Astral
  • Meadow Feeds produces in excess of 1,3 million tons of feed a year
  • Meadow Feeds is ranked in the top 50 feed milling companies in the world
  • Meadow Feeds employs 45 staff with formal animal agriculture qualifications
  • 50% of Meadow Feeds production is supplied to Astral’s integrated businesses as broiler and broiler breeder feed
  • 25% of Meadow Feeds external feed volumes are supplied to the dairy industry
  • Astral staff continuously liaise with peers internationally, to stay abreast of technological advances in the poultry, feed and animal agriculture industries