Cal-Maine Foods Inc. has reached an agreement to acquire the majority of the assets of Zephyr Egg Company, based in Zephyrhills FL. Zephyr Egg has been a major participant in the egg industry in Florida and the southeastern United States for more than 40 years.
Assets to be purchased by Cal-Maine include about two million laying hens in modern, in-line facilities; pullet growing facilities; two egg processing plants; a feed mill; and a fleet of delivery trucks for both eggs and feed. In addition, Cal-Maine will acquire the Eggland's Best franchise for southern Florida, certain flocks of contract laying hens, and Zephyr's interest in American Egg Products Inc., in which Cal-Maine already has a majority interest.
Headquartered in Jackson MS, Cal-Maine currently is the largest producer and distributor of fresh shell eggs in the United States.