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About the company: Astral Foods Ltd [JSE:ARL]

by , 20 November 2015

Astral Foods is a poultry and animal feed producer in South Africa. The company has a listing on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange…

Full name: Astral Foods Limited
Short name: Astral
Ticker: ARL
Sector: Food & beverage – food producers

Five top facts about Astral Foods

Fact #1:
Astral Foods employs over 11,700 people across its operations.

Fact #2:
Astral Foods has a listing on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange under ticker ARL. The company listed in April 2001.

Fact #3:
The major shareholders of Astral are fund managers. These include e Government Employees Pension Fund (with a 15.49% stake) and Allan Gray (with a 14.97% stake).

Fact #4:
Astral Foods focuses on the following key areas in its business:

  • Poultry production;
  • Animal feed pre-mixes;
  • Animal feed manufacturing;
  • Broiler genetics; and
  • Production and sale of day old chicks.

Fact #5:
Astral Foods’ Meadow Feeds brand is one of the top 50 milling companies in the world. The company produces 1.3 million tons of food a year.

Chart of Astral Foods’ share price

Chart of Astral Foods' share price

Financial information

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