Cal-Maine Foods and Country Creek Farms acquire Arkansas Egg Production
Cal-Maine Foods and Country Creek Farms have reached an agreement
with poultry producer George's Inc., to acquire the assets of its shell egg
division in Arkansas.
Benton County Foods, a newly formed company jointly owned by Cal-Maine,
engaged in the production, grading, packing and sale of fresh shell eggs, and
Country Creek Farms, an egg marketing company, will be the owner and operator of
the facility. Cal-Maine will be the majority owner. The assets to be acquired
include one million laying hens, growing facilities for replacement pullets and
a feed mill in Oklahoma.
Fred Adams, Jr., chairman and
chief executive officer of Cal-Maine Foods, Inc., said, â€œThe George's egg
operations have an excellent reputation, good employees and operations, and a
well-established customer base. This acquisition will complement our existing
operations and allow us to be more efficient while providing better service to
our customers in the south central part of the country.â€
Ron Whaley, president and chief
executive officer of Country Creek Farms, LLC, added, â€œAs Fred Adams noted, the
George's egg operations have a fine history of excellence and we are excited to
be a part of this acquisition. We look forward to working together with
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