SA’s biggest poultry group, Astral Foods, says it will be looking to pass on surging feed prices to the consumer in coming months, as the industry grapples with cost pressures that have recently seen at least one smaller producer enter bankruptcy protection.

Astral accounts for more than a quarter of SA’s poultry production, but has now been effectively subsidising the consumer for the past 13 months, with the entire industry now under pressure as soya and maize prices jump, CEO Chris Schutte told Business Day...

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