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Cal-Maine Seals Egg Deal with Pilgrim's Pride

15 August 2012, at 1:17am

US - Cal-Maine Foods, Inc. has closed its acquisition of the egg production assets of Pilgrim's Pride Corporation.

Cal-Maine Foods, Inc. announced on 10 August that it has closed the previously announced acquisition of the commercial egg assets of Pilgrim’s Pride Corporation. The assets purchased by Cal-Maine Foods include two production complexes with capacity for approximately 1.4 million laying hens located near Pittsburg, Texas.

Cal-Maine Foods, Inc. is primarily engaged in the production, grading, packing and sale of fresh shell eggs, including conventional, cage-free, organic and nutritionally enhanced eggs. The Company, which is headquartered in Jackson, Mississippi, is the largest producer and distributor of fresh shell eggs in the United States and sells the majority of its shell eggs in approximately 29 states across the south-western, south-eastern, mid-western and mid-Atlantic regions of the United States.