DAY OLD CHICKS
Rossgro has grown into the leader in Day Old Broiler Chick distribution around the country to medium and small scale farmers
Through our specially designed fleet we are able to guarantee the best quality chicks are delivered to farms timeously throughout the whole country. At Rossgro we believe that the first 7 days of these chicks lives are the most import and this starts at the hatcheries where we collect our chicks.
Our hatcheries have been hand pick and meet our hygiene stands which we guarantee to our clients.
Rossgro delivers Day Old Broiler chicks to most hubs in SA and we are always excited to add new routes to our program.
At Rossgro we encourage all farmers to farm with only first grade Day old Chicks , whether you buy chicks from Rossgro or another supplier do not jeopardise your farming activity by using sub-standard Day Old Chicks.
Rossgro acquires day old chicks from hatcheries which are then each reared for 34 days on average prior to slaughter.Rossouw Poultry broilers grow app. 700,000 broilers every 7 weeks for Daybreak Farms, with whom we have a production contract. The chickens are raised in 22 area environmentally controlled houses, which are monitored with computers. The broiler houses were all upgraded in 2012/2013 from open sided (naturally ventilated houses) to environmentally controlled houses for improved production and increased densities. A total of 7.5 cycles are completed each year, during which each 2,100 tons of feed is consumed. Performance is closely monitored and adjustments made when required to either management or nutrition.