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, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Utah.
The facilities currently include 3 breeding facilities, 2 hatcheries, 4 wholesale distribution centers, 19 feed mills, 36 shell egg production facilities, 26 pullet growing facilities, and 34 processing and packing facilities. We also own interests in two egg products facilities, which are consolidated in our financial statements. Most of our operations are conducted from properties we own.
Presently, we own approximately 19,900 acres of land in various locations throughout our geographic market area. We have the ability to hatch 21.2 million pullet chicks annually, grow 17 million pullets annually, house 30 million laying hens and control the production of an aggregate total of 29 million layers, with the remainder controlled by contract growers. We also own or control mills that can produce 650 tons per hour of feed, and processing facilities capable of processing 12,200 cases of shell eggs per hour (with each case containing 30 dozen shell eggs). Our facilities are well-maintained and operate at a high level of efficiency. Typically, we insure our facilities for replacement value.