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Project number 32653
RegionSub-Saharan Africa
South Africa
SectorA-BB - Poultry Farming
Environmental categoryB
Date SPI disclosedFebruary 25, 2013
Projected board dateMarch 29, 2013
Last Updated DateApril 2, 2013
Previous EventsInvested: August 1, 2013
Signed: April 30, 2013
Approved: April 10, 2013
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Project Description
Country Bird Holdings Limited (CBH) is an agricultural group comprising (i) integrated poultry and stock feed operations in South Africa trading as Supreme Poultry and Nutri Feeds; (ii) poultry breeding, broiler and stock feed operations in the southern African region trading as Ross Africa and Master Farmer; and (iii) South African retail and distribution operations trading as Long Iron Meats, Supreme Distributors and Ama Chick Chick. CBH currently operates in Botswana, the DRC, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

The Project entails: (i) increasing DOC production in Zambia & Botswana; (ii) expansion of the Zambia feedmill capacity; (iii) increase broiler meat processing capacity in South Africa; and (iv) construct soya bean deactivation plants at two of its feedmills.

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