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JOHANNESBURG - Listed feed maker and egg producer Quantum Foods yesterday said that it expected an increase of between 65percent and 85percent in its headline earnings a share for the year to September. 

This translated to between 46.5cents and 52.1c in headline earnings a share respectively. The company had achieved headline earnings of 28.2c per share in the previous year.

The country’s largest egg producer, which is among firms severely affected by the scourge of avian flu, said it expected earnings a share of between 52.1c and 59.9c, “being an increase of between 33percent and 53percent when compared to the earnings of 39.2c a share for the previous corresponding period”.