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Astral is South Africa’s largest integrated poultry producer.

Astral Foods PTY LTD was listed on the JSE in 2001. Key activities comprise manufacturing of animal feeds, broiler genetics, production and sale of day old chicks and hatching eggs, breeder and broiler production, abattoir and further processing operations and sales and distribution of various key poultry brands.

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Our Values

Our Culture

Our culture centres around our Astral family and the way we do things in order to be the best low-cost producer of high-quality poultry meat and animal feed products. The Astral culture is disciplined, transparent, agile, entrepreneurial and fit for purpose. We continuously grow, foster and embed our Astral culture through an ethical value system characterised by integrity, respect, engagement, ownership, accountability and transparency.


We work in a fast-paced environment with high levels of trust, professionalism, dedication and courage. We are immensely proud of what we stand for.

Developing Talent

Astral invests in its people and has experienced, long-serving employees with an industry-leading track record, supported by skills development programmes through leading tertiary institutions. Astral also offers competitive remuneration structures, broad-based skills development programmes, visible succession plans and a culture of promoting within, thereby ensuring that people development and retention embed strong support for the Company’s long-term growth.

Customers

Astral builds strong relationships with its Customers which is fostered by a culture of open and transparent communication, product responsibility, quality management systems, statutory and regulatory compliance coupled with a strong sense of self-regulation and high ethical standards.

Regional & National Footprint

Astral operations are well positioned relative to the major growth areas of the country, close to the supply of strategic raw materials and the demand for our products.

Astral Cares

Astral shares its affection, support and makes a telling difference through our “Six Pillars of Care” namely:

  • Care for the Hungry
  • Care for the ill and fragile
  • Care for our Astral family
  • Care for our communities
  • Care for our producers
  • Care for animals

Latest Positions

15 Vacancies Found

Washbay operator - Camperdown KZN137

Advert Reference: astra_2710031202

Cleaning of hatchery egg and chick delivery vehicles

Location: Camperdown, Pietermaritzburg
Contract Type: Permanent
Industry: Agriculture, Forestry & Fishing
Published Date: 31 May 2024
Closing Date: 30 June 2024

Electrician

Advert Reference: astra_2717231274

Mountain Valley is looking for a reliable and dedicated candidate that will have a great impact on our organisation.

Location: Camperdown, Pietermaritzburg, Durban
Contract Type: Permanent
Industry: Agriculture, Forestry & Fishing
Published Date: 03 June 2024
Closing Date: 31 July 2024

Credit Controller

Advert Reference: astra_2788031997

Astral is a leading Southern African integrated poultry producer with an exciting opportunity available for a Credit Controller to join their Debtors Team.

Location: Cape Town, Epping, Northern Suburbs
Contract Type: Permanent
Industry: Agriculture, Forestry & Fishing
Published Date: 21 June 2024
Closing Date: 07 July 2024

Department Head

Advert Reference: astra_2632930422

Astral, a leading South African integrated poultry producer, has a Department Head opportunity in County Fair, Processing Plant in Fisantekraal.

Location: Durbanville
Contract Type: Permanent
Industry: Agriculture, Forestry & Fishing
Published Date: 14 May 2024
Closing Date: 28 June 2024

Electrical Foreman

Advert Reference: astra_2787131988

Astral, a leading South African integrated poultry producer, has an Electrical Foreman opportunity in the County Fair, Processing Plant in Fisantekraal.

Location: Durbanville, Winelands, Northern Suburbs
Contract Type: Permanent
Industry: Agriculture, Forestry & Fishing
Published Date: 21 June 2024
Closing Date: 07 July 2024

Credit Controller

Advert Reference: astra_2752931633

Management of the full credit control function for both the Olifantsfontein and Standerton Plant.

Location: Johannesburg, Olifantsfontein
Contract Type: Permanent
Industry: Agriculture, Forestry & Fishing
Published Date: 14 June 2024
Closing Date: 28 June 2024

Operations Manager (Tiger Chicks Zambia)

Advert Reference: astra_2763731746

Provide day-to-day direction and management of the Tiger Chicks operations, direct and endorse policy to fulfil objectives and maximize profit and efficiency in conjunction with the COO Zambia.

Location: Lusaka
Contract Type: Permanent
Industry: Agriculture, Forestry & Fishing
Published Date: 14 June 2024
Closing Date: 28 June 2024

Nighshift Supervisor - Broilers KZN139

Advert Reference: astra_2710431206

The Nightshift Supervisor's (Broilers) role is to plan, organise lead and control all aspects and duties assigned to him/her in order to achieve production standards.

Location: Pietermaritzburg, Camperdown
Contract Type: Permanent
Industry: Agriculture, Forestry & Fishing
Published Date: 31 May 2024
Closing Date: 30 June 2024

Hatchery Manager - GP54 H3

Advert Reference: astra_2488528954

Planning, organising, leading and controlling all aspects and duties assigned to you in order to achieve production standards as well as maintaining product quality, hygiene and biosecurity standards.

Location: Pretoria, Tshwane
Contract Type: Permanent
Industry: Agriculture, Forestry & Fishing
Published Date: 15 April 2024
Closing Date: 10 July 2024

Departmental Leader

Advert Reference: astra_2759531699

Goldi is looking for an Departmental Leader to perform all processing related duties with a strong knowledge in Islamic studies & belong to the Islamic religion.

Location: Standerton
Contract Type: Permanent
Industry: Agriculture, Forestry & Fishing
Published Date: 13 June 2024
Closing Date: 27 June 2024

Millwright-Mechanical Fitter

Advert Reference: astra_2760731711

Maintenance (mechanical and electrical) of all boiler equipment as required;

Location: Standerton
Contract Type: Permanent
Industry: Manufacturing
Published Date: 13 June 2024
Closing Date: 27 June 2024

ICT Technician

Advert Reference: astra_2762931738

Goldi is looking for an ICT Technician responsible for all desktop, server, printer, and network infrastructure.

Location: Standerton
Contract Type: Permanent
Industry: Agriculture, Forestry & Fishing
Published Date: 13 June 2024
Closing Date: 27 June 2024

Assistant Management Accountant

Advert Reference: astra_2778631895

Goldi is seeking a finance fanatic boasting a completed finance degree to join their dynamic and diverse team. Apply today!

Location: Standerton
Contract Type: Permanent
Industry: Agriculture, Forestry & Fishing
Published Date: 20 June 2024
Closing Date: 04 July 2024

Millwright

Advert Reference: astra_2780031909

Goldi is looking for a Millwright responsible for all breakdowns on relevant machines.

Location: Standerton
Contract Type: Permanent
Industry: Agriculture, Forestry & Fishing
Published Date: 20 June 2024
Closing Date: 04 July 2024

Workshop and Transport Manager

Advert Reference: astra_2738531488

Astral is a leading Southern African integrated poultry producer with an exciting opportunity available for a Workshop and Transport Manager.

Location: Winelands, Durbanville
Contract Type: Permanent
Industry: Agriculture, Forestry & Fishing
Published Date: 13 June 2024
Closing Date: 27 June 2024

Keen to work for us?

If you do not see a vacancy you want to apply for now, but want to become part of the Astral Foods family please submit your CV for future opportunities to come your way.

Astral Foods Business Overview

Goldi

It has its own breeding and hatching operation and processing capacity of approximately 2.0 million broilers per week and makes use of a large number of contract growers to rear birds for slaughter. Various well-known brands such as Festive, Goldi and SupaStar are marketed and distributed into the wholesale and retail sectors. Products are supplied to the QSR industry most notably, Spur, Hungry Lion, KFC, Nando’s and the Famous Brands group (Wimpy, Steers). Meadow Feeds’ operations, situated in Delmas and Standerton, supply feed to this integrated broiler operation. Goldi as the largest employer in Standerton has close links with the community it serves, and is proud to put great South African chicken on the plates of customers every day.
astralchicken.com/goldi_chicken/
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Festive

It has its own breeding and hatching operation and processing capacity of approximately 2.4 million broilers per week making use of a large number of contract growers to rear birds for slaughter. Various well-known brands such as Festive, Goldi and SupaStar are marketed and distributed into the wholesale and retail sectors. Products are supplied to the QSR industry most notably, Spur, Hungry Lion, KFC, Nando’s and the Famous Brands group (Wimpy, Steers). Meadow Feeds’ operations, situated in Randfontein and Delmas, supply feed to this integrated broiler operation. The Festive expansion project was commissioned in June 2020, creating 248 additional jobs. The total expansion capital project will amount to approximately R880 million.
astralchicken.com/festive_chicken/
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County Fair

Is a fully integrated broiler producer with processing capacity of approximately 1.6 million broilers per week, including the broilers supplied by Tydstroom on a contract grower agreement. The abattoir supplies birds to a fresh and frozen further processing facility in Epping Industria, Cape Town. A wide range of products are marketed under the County Fair brand. The day old chicks hatched and placed on County Fair’s grow-out farms are supplied by its in-house breeding operations. Meadow Feeds, situated in Paarl, supplies all the poultry feed requirements. County Fair is the leading supplier of fresh chicken in addition to producing other top quality formats such as frozen and value-added products to the local WC market as well as to the other regions nationally, giving it an expansive distribution footprint.
astralchicken.com/county_fair
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Mountain Valley

Provides Astral with a strategic fresh processing presence in KZN, processing 190 000 broilers per week. Meadow Feeds, situated in Pietermaritzburg, supplies feed to Mountain Valley. Mountain Valley plays an important role within the local community, contributing to job creation and employment in KZN and is proud to deliver first choice quality products to the local consumers in the region.
astralchicken.com/mountain_valley/
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Meadow Feeds

Since 1942, Meadow Feeds has been supplying safe, superior quality feed to livestock producers, making it our mission to deliver more than just feed throughout southern Africa, utilising our experience and expertise to earn the trust of generations of farmers who are committed to putting wholesome food-on-tables. Meadow Feeds supports consumers’ increased awareness and demand for ethical practices leading to safer food and product quality guarantees. This is increasingly relevant to modern agriculture with commercial and emerging farmers demanding the very best in animal feed. The application of world-class technology, production standards in feed safety and production methods ensure that Meadow Feeds delivers what farmers require most – good value, safe feed and superior yields. Our seven well-situated mills use sophisticated automation and control systems, facilitating precise operations and the blending of the correct ingredients at formulated levels.
meadowfeeds.co.za
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National Chicks

Conducts business as an international supplier of day-old chicks and hatching eggs to the Astral Group and to non-integrated independent operations in South Africa, Swaziland and Mozambique. Plays a key role in every step in the supply chain, whether from chicken to egg or from egg to chicken.
natchix.co.za/
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Ross

Sole distributor and supplier of the Ross parent stock to the South African broiler industry. In close association with Aviagen Limited, the global leader in poultry genetics based in Scotland, Ross Poultry Breeders continually develops and implements progressive bio-security and production processes to ensure the delivery of disease-free genetic material to the South African poultry industry.
rosspoultrybreeders.co.za
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CAL

Central Analytical Laboratories (CAL) is the leading laboratory in southern Africa for the animal feed industry, its suppliers and customers.  ISO 17025 accreditation recognizes its reference status to the feed, and crushing industry.  This coupled with DALRRD approval in the serology laboratory provides an integrated analytical service across the poultry industry.
calsa.co.za
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Tiger Animal Feeds

Tiger Animal Feeds has been the leading animal feed supplier in Zambia for more than ten years. Its world-class range of feeds, strong distribution network and on-site nutritional service has greatly contributed to the growth and the profitability of farmers and the establishment of new farmers through training and after-sales support programmes. All products conform to the quality assurance standards of the Zambian Bureau of Standards and are backed by an array of quality assurance systems.
tigerfeeds.com
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