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on February 2, 2013

2012 Egg Industry Survey: Consolidation continues at top of the egg industry

Cal-Maine Foods’ acquisitions headlined a year in which large egg producers grew through acquisition and lease arrangements with other egg producers.

Egg producers have had to adapt to record high grain prices, on-farm U.S. Food and Drug Administration inspections, the uncertainty of pending hen welfare and housing standards legislation, and some “creative” enforcement actions by environmental protection agencies over the past few years. All of these factors have combined to fuel…

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