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Cal-Maine Acquires Tyson’s Broiler Processing Assets In MO

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Cal-Maine Foods Inc. has acquired a broiler processing plant, hatchery and feed mill in Dexter, Missouri, that Tyson Foods recently closed.

The company previously reported that it plans to repurpose the assets for use in egg and egg products production.

Cal-Maine Foods said it will initially convert the broiler processing plant to an egg grading site and anticipates making additional investments in the facilities and community, creating new jobs.

Potential future expansion includes egg products processing capabilities, such as hard-cooked eggs. In connection with the acquisition, the company expects to enter into agreements with some of Tyson’s former contract farmers to convert their operations to support Cal-Maine Foods’ cage-free, free-range or pasture-raised egg production operations.

Sherman Miller, president and chief executive officer of Cal-Maine Foods Inc., stated,  “We are pleased to join the Dexter community and are excited about the opportunities to expand our operations. We intend to partner with the existing strong network of local contract growers who can support our shell egg production capabilities,” said Sherman Miller, president and CEO of Cal-Maine Foods.

“Dexter’s central geographic location and strong work force will enhance our supply and distribution capabilities for customers in Missouri and surrounding markets. Importantly, we will also benefit from closer proximity to sources for our primary feed ingredients. We look forward to the new production opportunities, including the potential for additional free-range capacity, in this new community and market for Cal-Maine Foods.”

About Cal-Maine Foods

Cal-Maine Foods Inc. is engaged in the production, grading, packaging, marketing and distribution of fresh shell eggs, including conventional, cage-free, organic, brown, free-range, pasture-raised and nutritionally enhanced eggs. 

The company, which is headquartered in Ridgeland, Mississippi, is the largest producer and distributor of fresh shell eggs in the U.S. and sells the majority of them in states across the Southeast, Southwest, Midwest and mid-Atlantic.

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