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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

18 Vacancies Found

Assistant Financial Accountant

Advert Reference: astra_2240626380

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: 09 February 2024
Closing Date: 31 March 2024

Department Head (Rendering Plant)

Advert Reference: astra_2255926536

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

Location: Cape Town, Durbanville
Contract Type: Permanent
Industry: Agriculture, Forestry & Fishing
Published Date: 22 February 2024
Closing Date: 07 March 2024

Sales Representative - Wholesale - Dec 2023

Advert Reference: astra_2044324376

Astral Operations Ltd is a leading Southern African integrated poultry producer of which Mountain Valley is a subsidiary, whom are seeking to employ a Sales Representative Wholesale in KwaZulu-Natal.

Location: Durban, Camperdown
Contract Type: Permanent
Industry: Agriculture, Forestry & Fishing
Published Date: 14 December 2023
Closing Date: 31 March 2024

Buyer Administration Camperdown KZN

Advert Reference: astra_2259726574

Receiving proof of delivery documents for all stock and non stock items

Location: Durban, Camperdown, Pietermaritzburg
Contract Type: Permanent
Industry: Agriculture, Forestry & Fishing
Published Date: 15 February 2024
Closing Date: 15 March 2024

Store Supervisor

Advert Reference: astra_2286526845

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

Location: Durbanville
Contract Type: Permanent
Industry: Engineering
Published Date: 23 February 2024
Closing Date: 08 March 2024

Department Head

Advert Reference: astra_2257626553

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: 22 February 2024
Closing Date: 07 March 2024

Senior Breeder Farms and Hatchery Admin

Advert Reference: astra_2106324997

Supporting of all Farms and Hatchery administration related functions together with the Farms Administration team.

Location: Johannesburg, Pretoria
Contract Type: Permanent
Industry: Agriculture, Forestry & Fishing
Published Date: 20 February 2024
Closing Date: 05 March 2024

Processing Operations Manager

Advert Reference: astra_2248926464

Full responsibility for management of the Primary Processing Plant with the view to maximizing yields, plant maintenance and efficiencies.

Location: Olifantsfontein
Contract Type: Permanent
Industry: Agriculture, Forestry & Fishing
Published Date: 15 February 2024
Closing Date: 29 February 2024

Apprenticeship - Boilermaker - Fitter & Turner - Electrical

Advert Reference: astra_2245026424

To Participate in a formal training plan for apprenticeships and attend the necessary training or assessments related hereto.

Location: Paarl
Contract Type: Fixed Term
Industry: Manufacturing
Published Date: 12 February 2024
Closing Date: 26 February 2024

Mechanical Foreman: Meadow Paarl

Advert Reference: astra_2287626857

Plan, control and administer the day to day activities of the mechanical maintenance workshop.

Location: Paarl
Contract Type: Permanent
Industry: Manufacturing
Published Date: 23 February 2024
Closing Date: 08 March 2024

Payroll and Benefits Co-Ordinator National Chicks - Camperdown

Advert Reference: astra_2220226176

Astral is a leading South African integrated poultry producer of whom National Chicks is a subsidiary, has a vacancy for a Payroll and Benefits Co-Ordinator in Camperdown KZN.

Location: Pietermaritzburg, Camperdown
Contract Type: Permanent
Industry: Agriculture, Forestry & Fishing
Published Date: 07 February 2024
Closing Date: 29 February 2024

Assistant Farm Manager (Breeders) Gauteng - GP45

Advert Reference: astra_2221526189

The role of the Assistant Breeder Farm Manager is to assist & manage staff in a disciplined and effective manner to achieve the targets and objectives required by the company.

Location: Pretoria, Boschkop
Contract Type: Permanent
Industry: Agriculture, Forestry & Fishing
Published Date: 07 February 2024
Closing Date: 29 February 2024

Breeder Farm Foreman Goldi

Advert Reference: astra_2254926526

Goldi is looking for a knowledgeable & enthusiastic Poultry Farm Foreman with strong leadership and communication skills to manage the site and its team.

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

Storeman

Advert Reference: astra_2264826626

Goldi is looking for a Store Person, or Warehouse Worker to receive and dispatch goods from the Packaging Stores.

Location: Standerton
Contract Type: Permanent
Industry: Agriculture, Forestry & Fishing
Published Date: 16 February 2024
Closing Date: 01 March 2024

Electrician (2284)

Advert Reference: astra_2262926607

Goldi is looking for an experienced and hard-working Electrician to join our team. You will be responsible for all electrical maintenance and project work within the Agriculture division

Location: Standerton
Contract Type: Permanent
Industry: Agriculture, Forestry & Fishing
Published Date: 16 February 2024
Closing Date: 01 March 2024

Nutritionist STD

Advert Reference: astra_2260326580

Manage the nutrition/technical department and on-site laboratory

Location: Standerton
Contract Type: Permanent
Industry: Agriculture, Forestry & Fishing
Published Date: 22 February 2024
Closing Date: 07 March 2024

Projects Improvement Foreman

Advert Reference: astra_2255226529

Goldi is looking for a Foreman responsible for overseeing daily operations at our Primary Processing Plant to ensure the completion of projects in a safe and efficient manner.

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

Goldi Millwright

Advert Reference: astra_2262526603

Goldi is looking for an experienced Millwright with enthusiasm and interest in machines to join our team.

Location: Standerton
Contract Type: Permanent
Industry: Agriculture, Forestry & Fishing
Published Date: 16 February 2024
Closing Date: 01 March 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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