Lufafa Hatchery is situated in the Letaba District, about 26 kilometres east of Tzaneen, in the beautiful Limpopo Province.
Our Hatchery began operating in early 1992 with the aim of producing and supplying top quality day-old chicks. From humble beginnings, the Hatchery has grown from a small supplier to one which produces on average 250 000 day old chicks per week (at present).
The farm currently accommodates 17 breeding sites into which flocks of 7,000 breeder chickens are placed every 62 weeks in a 5-week cycle. Breeders are reared according to strict technical specifications. At an approximate age of 22 weeks, the breeders have matured and start laying eggs. These eggs are transported to the chicken hatchery where, after disinfection and grading, they are placed in setters for a period of 18 days. They are then transferred to the hatchers for 3 days in order to complete the hatching process.