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Cal-Maine to expand cage-free production in Kentucky

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JACKSON, Miss. — Cal-Maine Foods Inc. has announced that its Board of Directors has approved a $40.1 million capital project to expand the company’s cage-free egg production at its Guthrie, Ky., production facility.

The project will include related site work and the additional infrastructure to convert existing conventional capacity to house approximately 1.5 million cage-free hens and 300,000 pullets. Construction will commence immediately with initial conversions expected in early 2021, first pullet placements by summer 2021 and the first layer house finished by fall 2021. Project completion is expected by late 2022. The company. . .

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