Astral Celebrates 50 Years as a Ross Customer
Astral, our Ross Grandparent (GP) customer in South Africa, recently celebrated a milestone anniversary of 50 years as a Ross customer.
Astral executives including Chris Schutte, CEO, and Gary Arnold, Group Chief Operating Officer, visited Aviagen’s R&D headquarters in Scotland on 6 June 2022, to meet with the Aviagen Turkey Middle East and Africa (TMEA) management team and Santiago Avendaño, Genetics Director.
Currently, the Ross 308 is performing extremely well in Sub Saharan Africa, with top breeder results of 184 hatching eggs per hen housed, 154 chicks and 83% hatchability at 60 weeks.
At the broiler level, the Ross 308 continues to deliver exceptional performance. In South Africa, the Ross 308 broiler is producing impressive results, with top performance delivering an average daily gain (ADG) of 59.27 g, FCR of 1.313, and livability of 96.79, which combined delivers a European Performance Efficiency Factor (EPEF) of 447.
Astral were also presented with a commemorative award to celebrate our 50 years of collaboration.