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Astral Opens Hatchery Near Maputo

16 October 2012, at 10:17am

MOZAMBIQUE - South African-based poultry company, Astral Foods, has increased its African operations by opening its first broiler hatchery in Mozambique.

Mozpintos Broiler Hatchery’s initial capacity is 158,000 day-old chickens a week, reports Business Day Live.

The hatchery is around 45km southwest of Maputo. This new hatchery follows the setting up of a poultry facility in Zambia.

Astral CEO, Chris Schutte, said that the development and expansion plans for Mozpintos form part of Astral's strategic African growth plan.