Fleet & Distribution
Maintaining chick safety during transport:
When transporting day-old chicks, it is vital to ensure that transport conditions are optimised for their health and safety. Climate factors are critical when transporting day-old chicks; and humidity, temperature and air flow must all be taken into consideration.
Truck temperatures should be 21 -24˚C in order for temperature at chick level to be around 32-35 ˚C, with sufficient air flow and relative humidity of 50-60%. Chick behaviour is oftentimes the best indicator of climatic conditions; chicks in ideal conditions are spread evenly in the boxes, make little noise and are generally inactive.
Upon arrival, chick boxes should be unloaded immediately.
Eagles Pride owns hatcheries in Pretoria, Bronkhorstspruit, Hekpoort, Pyramid, Jakhalsfontein and Koster. This enables us to service our customer base quickly and efficiently. We manage every part of the supply chain, where possible. 98% of all Eagles Pride day-old broiler chicks produced are delivered to our customers’ farms by our own fleet of drivers in temperature-controlled trucks.
Eagles Pride day-old broiler chicks are delivered daily to growers in Gauteng, Limpopo, Mpumalanga, Free State, North West Province, Botswana and Swaziland.
Eagles Pride broiler chick delivery trucks will drive, on average, 1,7 million kilometres per annum.
Eagles Pride delivery trucks are constantly under tracking surveillance to ensure the safe delivery of livestock to our clients. All Eagles Pride broiler trucks are temperature controlled to ensure the best living conditions while the livestock is in transit. Deliveries across provinces are done daily by highly trained and qualified Eagles Pride employees.
At Eagles Pride, we believe in investing in the best, and developing long-term relationships that work. That’s why we’ve partnered with Toyota South Africa for more than 30 years, ensuring that we use quality vehicles that are maintained to the highest standards.