Astral to Cut More Poultry-Output, Work Hours on High Costs

  • Impact of high chicken-feed costs more severe than anticipated
  • South African broiler maker mulls permanent output reduction

Astral Foods Ltd. will consider permanent production cuts if feed costs stay high and South African consumers remain under pressure, with the broiler-chicken maker trimming output for a second time this year and reducing workers’ hours to curb costs.

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