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With the assistance of external service providers, energy- saving opportunities are continually evaluated across the Group’s integrated value chain. Quantum Foods’ main energy-intensive activities relate to the boilers used in

the preparation of animal feeds, the temperature control of hatching eggs, the rearing of layer and broiler chicks and the overall production of egg packing stations. Opportunities for energy efficiency and savings include process optimisation and the introduction of advanced technologies to reduce the burden of the Group’s energy- intensive activities.

During 2020, solar panel projects were approved for the Hiveld layer hatchery in Bronkhorstspruit and the Boshoek layer farm near Tarlton. Further opportunities for solar systems were identified and will be evaluated for implementation going forward based on improving efficiency at an optimised cost-benefit ratio. This will assist in reducing Quantum Foods’ dependency on electricity generated from non-renewable sources.


The Group’s farming operations and the health of poultry flocks are important in the production of safe food. Stringent biosecurity measures are in place at all farms and are audited regularly by internal employees and external veterinarians contracted by the Group.

In addition to biosecurity measures, the Group implemented vaccination programmes and monitors serology, environmental and water quality results to maintain a healthy flock capable of producing safe food. At a minimum, internal health and safety audits are conducted annually at all layer farms, cull depots and broiler farms.

Customer satisfaction is important and the Group has a formal customer complaint system in place.