Quantum Foods is a diversified feed and poultry business that provides quality animal protein to selected South African and African markets. The Group is a fully integrated primary agricultural business with four focus areas: animal feed; eggs and layer livestock; broiler livestock, and related business on the African continent. The business was unbundled from Pioneer Foods and listed on the JSE in October 2014.
March 2018 Interim estimated to be released on Thursday , 24 May 2018
Animal feed is manufactured and sold under the Nova brand. External sales amounted to 262 409 tons for the year (2014: 243 513 tonnes), representing 47% of total feed volumes produced (2014: 44%). The balance is consumed internally by the integrated layer and broiler poultry operations.
Eggs are sold primarily under the Nulaid and Quantum brands, while layer livestock (day-old chicks and point-of-lay hens of the Lohmann breed) is sold under the Bergvlei Chicks brand. The egg business is the only national producer and supplied 50% of the approximately 862 million eggs sold to the retail sector during the year.
Day-old broiler chicks of the Cobb breed are sold under the Bellevue Chicks brand. An average of 579 000 live broilers were sold per week to third-party abattoirs in the Western Cape for the year ended 2015 (2014: Nil). The Group operated an abattoir in Gauteng which was sold to Crown Chickens (Pty) Ltd (trading as Sovereign Foods) in October 2015. A long term live broiler supply agreement was entered into with Sovereign Foods.
Other African countries
In Zambia, Quantum Foods operates a broiler and layer breeder business (selling of day-old chicks), a feed business and a table egg business. The table egg business sold 24.7 million eggs for the year ended 2015 (2014: 24.5 million). A capital project to increase production capacity by 37% is in process.
In Uganda, the business comprises of a broiler and layer breeder business (selling day-old chicks) and feed business. A capital project to build a table egg production facility was recently completed.