OUR CORE VALUES

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Profitability

We understand that farms are businesses and in order for these to be sustainable, they have to operate profitably. That’s why we’re all about offering quality, optimised feed and sound technical advice to suit the specific need of each farmer, allowing them to maximise on-farm profits.

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Optimization

Epol’s Technical Advisors are qualified animal nutritionists who ensure animals enjoy optimum output, performance and health. Stringent controls are maintained by on-site laboratories which test every load of incoming raw material and outgoing feed. This is done with state-of-the-art Near InfraRed testing.

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Results

As the leading producer of animal feeds, Epol prides itself on providing customers not only with top quality feeds but also with superior service. This includes an on-farm technical service and nutritional and technical support from in-house technical managers based at Epol’s five mills across the country.

THE EPOL STORY

Back in 1916, Sammy Marks registered the Vereeniging Milling Company (VMC), and in 1917 he teamed up with Adolf Sacks to build a maize mill in Vereeniging. This was a first in South Africa. For the first time they could handle and store bulk quantities of maize. They were front of the pack, laying the foundation for what would later become one of the greatest animal feed groups in the country.

When Marks passed away, Monty Ross took over the reins. Ross and Premies Milling purchased 90% of VMS from Vereeniging Estates in 1934. It was from this company that Epol later evolved.

Years later in August 2013, RCL FOODS acquired Foodcorp, South Africa’s third largest food producer. Shortly after the company was renamed from Rainbow Chicken Limited to RCL FOODS Limited, with RCL FOODS as the holding company for Rainbow and Vector.

Things didn’t stop there. With a philosophy of ‘one company’ and an aim to establish a large-scale food industry in Africa, the company decided to diversify. In January 2014 they acquired TSB Sugar and two leading animal feed companies, Epol and Molatek came together.

Today, supported by nearly a century of experience and expertise, Epol is one of the leading animal-feed manufacturers in South Africa and one of the only that is national and services a wide range of species.

Epol is a member of the Animal Feed Manufacturers Association of South Africa (AFMA).  This is the official industry representative body of the South African feed industry in the livestock feed sector and larger agricultural environment. Click on the image to visit their website.

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