Properties & Facilities
Cal-Maine Foods, Inc. operates farms, processing plants, hatcheries, feed mills, warehouses, offices and other properties located in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Utah. As of June 3, 2017, the facilities included three breeding facilities, two hatcheries, six wholesale distribution centers, 22 feed mills, 44 shell egg production facilities, 26 pullet growing facilities, 42 processing and packing facilities, and one egg products facility. We also own a significant interest in a company that owns an egg products facility, which is consolidated in our financial statements. Most of our operations are conducted from properties we own.
As of June 3, 2017, we owned approximately 27,001 acres of land in various locations throughout our geographic market area. We have the ability to hatch 21.2 million pullet chicks annually, grow 25.2 million pullets annually, house 43.2 million laying hens, and control the production of 39.2 million layers, with the remainder controlled by contract growers. We own mills that can produce 746 tons of feed per hour, and processing facilities capable of processing 16,260 cases of shell eggs per hour (with each case containing 30 dozen shell eggs).