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Elgin Free Range Chickens HORECA

Elgin Free Range Chickens established the state of the art Elgin Poultry Abattoir in Grabouw in 2000. Today EFRC supplies almost 75,000 free range chickens per week to leading South African retailers, select deli’s and some of South Africa’s top restaurants and leading brands.
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Local poultry producers blame minister
08/11/2011 - 08:05
Astral CEO says the continued export of maize is harming the local chicken industry and making food more expensive for South Africans

Maize price ruffles feathers
31/10/2011 - 08:30
Christmas shoppers may be hit by high chicken prices this festive season, due to rising input costs.

World's biggest poultry exporter shows commitment to SA trade partnership
20/07/2011 - 09:39
Johannesburg, Tuesday, 19 July 2011. Today, the Brazilian Poultry Association (UBABEF), in partnership with the Brazilian Trade and Investment Promotion Agency (ApexBrasil) addressed members of the South African food and retail sector, at a seminar entitled “Brazil: A World Leader in Poultry Production.”

Rainbow Chicken earnings up
24/05/2011 - 07:28
Poultry producer Rainbow Chicken on Monday reported diluted headline earnings per share (HEPS) of 126.3 cents for the six months ending in March from 119.7 cents a year ago.

Astral Foods earnings up 31%
16/05/2011 - 15:00
Poultry producer Astral Foods (ARL) on Monday reported a 31% rise in diluted headline earnings per share to 635 cents for the six months ended March 2011 from 486 cents a year ago.

Food retailers aim for quality organic produce
18/08/2010 - 00:00
South African food retailers are taking strides to ensure that their offerings meet the rising consumer preference for organic and locally produced produce.