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Nation's largest egg producer buying Texas egg farm

The nation's largest producer of fresh eggs is buying a Texas egg producer.

Posted: Oct 15, 2018 9:24 AM

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The nation's largest producer of fresh eggs is buying a Texas egg producer.

Cal-Maine Foods of Jackson, Mississippi, announced Wednesday that it would buy Featherland Egg Farms.

Featherland has 600,000 egg-laying hens and a feed mill and other facilities near Marion, Texas, outside San Antonio.

No price or other terms were announced. Cal-Maine says it expects to complete the purchase in coming weeks.

Chairman and CEO Dolph Baker says Featherland was attractive in part because it's near other Cal-Maine facilities and major markets in south Texas. He says the acquisition will give Cal-Maine greater market reach.

Cal-Maine has 42 egg-producing facilities in 15 states, mostly in the South and Texas.

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