UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, DC 20549

FORM 10-Q
(mark one)

|X| Quarterly report pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

For the quarterly period ended November 26, 2005

OR

|_| Transition report pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

For the transition period from ____________ to ____________

Commission file number: 000-04892

CAL-MAINE FOODS, INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

Delaware 64-0500378
(State or other Jurisdiction of (I.R.S. Employer Identification No.)
Incorporation or Organization)

3320 Woodrow Wilson Avenue, Jackson, Mississippi 39209
(Address of principal executive offices) (Zip Code)

(601) 948-6813
(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant: (1) has filed all reports required to be filed by Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to file such reports), and (2) has been subject to such filing requirements for the past 90 days.

Yes   X   No        

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an accelerated filer (as defined in Exchange Act Rule 12b-2).

Yes   X   No        

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a shell company (as defined in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act).

Yes        No    X  

APPLICABLE ONLY TO ISSUERS INVOLVED IN BANKRUPTCY PROCEEDINGS
DURING THE PRECEDING FIVE YEARS:

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant has filed all documents and reports required to be filed by Sections 12, 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 subsequent to the distribution of securities under a plan confirmed by a court.

Yes        No        

APPLICABLE ONLY TO CORPORATE ISSUERS:

Indicate number of shares outstanding of each of the issuer’s classes of common stock (exclusive of treasury shares), as of December 27, 2005.

Common Stock, $0.01 par value 21,282,891 shares

Class A Common Stock, $0.01 par value
2,400,000 shares

CAL-MAINE FOODS, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

INDEX

Page
Number
Part I. Financial Information  

Item 1.
Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements (Unaudited)

 
Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets -
November 26, 2005 and May 28, 2005   3

 
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations -
Three Months and Six Months Ended
November 26, 2005 and November 27, 2004   4

 
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows -
Six Months Ended November 26, 2005 and
November 27, 2004   5

 
Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements   6

Item 2.
Management’s Discussion and Analysis of
Financial Condition and Results of Operations   9

Item 3.
Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk 15

Item 4.
Controls and Procedures 15

Part II.
Other Information

Item 1.
Legal Proceedings 15

Item 2.
Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities and Use of Proceeds 16

Item 4.
Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders 16

Item 5.
Other Information 16

Item 6.
Exhibits 17

Signatures
18

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PART I. FINANCIAL INFORMATION

ITEM 1. FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

CAL-MAINE FOODS, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(in thousands)

November 26, 2005
May 28, 2005
(unaudited) (note 1)
ASSETS            
Current assets:  
      Cash and cash equivalents   $ 12,956   $ 20,221  
      Investments    9,000    35,384  
      Trade and other receivables    40,389    16,739  
      Recoverable federal income taxes    11,214    6,676  
      Inventories    57,866    45,628  
      Prepaid expenses and other current assets    1,679    1,308  


Total current assets    133,104    125,956  

Notes receivable and investments
    7,546    11,681  
Goodwill    4,402    3,147  
Other assets    2,944    1,362  

Property, plant and equipment
    337,627    281,326  
Less accumulated depreciation    (159,681 )  (153,938 )


     177,946    127,388  


      TOTAL ASSETS   $ 325,942   $ 269,534  



LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY
  
Current liabilities:  
      Accounts payable and accrued expenses   $ 51,835   $ 33,120  
      Current maturities of long-term debt    10,610    10,149  
      Deferred income taxes    10,450    9,100  


Total current liabilities    72,895    52,369  

Long-term debt, less current maturities
    100,918    72,845  
Other non-current liabilities    19,165    2,175  
Deferred income taxes    20,440    20,290  


      Total liabilities    213,418    147,679  

Stockholders’ equity:
  
   Common stock $0.01 par value per share:  
      Authorized shares - 60,000  
      Issued and outstanding shares - 35,130 at November 26, 2005  
      and May 28, 2005    351    351  
   Class A common stock $0.01 par value per share, authorized  
     issued and outstanding 2,400 shares at November 26, 2005 and  
     May 28, 2005    24    24  
    Paid-in capital    28,655    28,621  
    Retained earnings    104,989    114,366  
   Common stock in treasury-14,035 shares at November 26, 2005  
      And 14,043 at May 28, 2005    (21,495 )  (21,507 )


   Total stockholders’ equity    112,524    121,855  


   TOTAL LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY   $ 325,942   $ 269,534  


See notes to condensed consolidated financial statements.

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CAL-MAINE FOODS, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
(in thousands, except per share amounts)
(unaudited)

13 Weeks Ended 26 Weeks Ended
November 26, 2005
November 27, 2004
November 26, 2005
November 27, 2004

Net sales
    $ 138,288   $ 90,730   $ 218,043   $ 192,747  
Cost of sales    120,479    85,744    199,274    177,080  




     Gross profit    17,809    4,986    18,769    15,667  
Selling, general and  
     administrative    16,729    12,430    27,647    24,091  




Operating income (loss)    1,080    (7,444 )  (8,878 )  (8,424 )
Other income (expense):  
     Interest expense, net    (2,294 )  (1,179 )  (3,989 )  (2,307 )
     Other    192    211    (256 )  922  




     (2,102 )  (968 )  (4,245 )  (1,385 )





Loss before income
  
     taxes    (1,022 )  (8,412 )  (13,123 )  (9,809 )
Income tax benefit    (337 )  (3,070 )  (4,330 )  (3,580 )




    Net loss   $ (685 ) $ (5,342 ) $ (8,793 ) $ (6,229 )




Net loss per common  
     share:  
     Basic   $ (0.03 ) $ (0.23 ) $ (0.37 ) $ (0.26 )




     Diluted   $ (0.03 ) $ (0.23 ) $ (0.37 ) $ (0.26 )




Dividends per common share   $ .0125   $ .0125   $ .0250   $ .0250  




Weighted average shares  
     outstanding:  
     Basic    23,495    23,737    23,492    23,951  




     Diluted    23,495    23,737    23,492    23,951  




See notes to condensed consolidated financial statements.

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CAL-MAINE FOODS, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
(in thousands)
(unaudited)

26 Weeks Ended
November 26, 2005
November 27, 2004
Cash provided by (used in) operations     $ (12,668 ) $ 1,508  

Investing activities:
  
   Net decrease in investments    26,384    30,776  
   Acquisition of businesses, net of cash acquired    (23,804 )  --  
   Purchases of property, plant and equipment    (2,838 )  (5,464 )
   Payments received on notes receivable and from investments    1,433    815  
   Increase in notes receivable and investments    (519 )  (225 )
   Net proceeds from disposal of property, plant and equipment    1,568    423  


Net cash provided by investing activities    2,224    26,325  

Financing activities:
  
    Purchases of common stock for treasury    --    (6,168 )
   Proceeds from issuance of common stock from treasury    46    252  
   Long-term borrowings    28,000    --  
   Principal payments on long-term debt    (24,283 )  (4,952 )
   Payments of dividends    (584 )  (596 )


Net cash provided by( used in) financing activities    3,179    (11,464 )


Net change in cash and cash equivalents    (7,265 )  16,369  

Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period
    20,221    36,629  


Cash and cash equivalents at end of period   $ 12,956   $ 52,998  


See notes to condensed consolidated financial statements.

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CAL-MAINE FOODS, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements
(in thousands, except share amounts)
November 26, 2005
(unaudited)

1. Presentation of Interim Information

        The accompanying unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements have been prepared in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles for interim financial information and with the instructions to Form 10-Q and Article 10 of Regulation S-X. Accordingly, they do not include all of the information and footnotes required by generally accepted accounting principles for complete financial statements. In the opinion of management, all adjustments, consisting of normal recurring adjustments, considered necessary for a fair presentation have been included. Operating results for the three-month and six-month periods ended November 26, 2005 are not necessarily indicative of the results that may be expected for the year ending June 3, 2006.

        The balance sheet at May 28, 2005 has been derived from the audited financial statements at that date but does not include all of the information and footnotes required by generally accepted accounting principles for complete financial statements.

        For further information, refer to the consolidated financial statements and footnotes thereto included in Cal-Maine Foods, Inc.‘s annual report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended May 28, 2005.

ACQUISITIONS

        We entered into an Agreement to Form a Limited Liability Company, Transfer Assets Thereto, and Purchase Units of Membership Therein, dated July 28, 2005, with Hillandale Farms, Inc. and Hillandale Farms of Florida, Inc. (together, “Hillandale”), and the Hillandale shareholders (the “Agreement”). Under the terms of the Agreement, we acquired 51% of the units of membership in Hillandale, LLC for cash of approximately $27 million on October 12, 2005. The remaining 49% of the units of membership in Hillandale, LLC will be acquired in essentially equal annual installments over a four-year period, with the purchase price of the units equal to their book value at the time of purchases as calculated in accordance with the terms of the Agreement. The total preliminary purchase price is estimated to be as follows (in thousands):

Cash consideration paid to seller for 51% of        
    Hillandale, LLC’s membership units   $ 27,006  
Obligation to acquire 49% of  
    Hillandale, LLC’s membership units    25,947  

     52,953  
Less discount of preliminary purchase price to the  
     present value as of July 28, 2005    (3,556 )

Total preliminary purchase price   $ 49,397  

        The preliminary purchase price was allocated based upon the fair value of the assets acquired and liabilities assumed as follows (in thousands):

Assets acquired:        
  Cash and cash equivalents   $ 3,918  
  Receivables    7,181  
  Inventories    11,330  
  Prepaid and other assets    2,798  
  Property, plant and equipment    49,531  

Total assets acquired    74,758  
Liabilities assumed:  
  Accounts payable and accrued expenses    3,567  
  Notes payable and long-term debt    21,794  

Total liabilities assumed    25,361  


Net assets acquired
   $ 49,397  

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        In October 2005, we paid substantially all of Hillandale, LLC notes payable and long-term debt and obtained a new $28 million term loan from an insurance company secured by substantially all of the property, plant and equipment of Hillandale, LLC. The new term loan requires monthly principal payments of $150,000 plus interest beginning in January 2007 through November 2020. The obligation to acquire 49% of Hillandale, LLC is recorded at its present value of $23.0 million as of November 26, 2005, of which $6.9 million is included in current liabilities and $16.1 million is included in non-current liabilities in the accompanying condensed consolidated balance sheet.

        We gained effective control of the Hillandale operations upon signing of the Agreement. Accordingly, the acquisition date for accounting purposes is July 28, 2005. The operations of Hillandale, LLC have been consolidated with our operations beginning July 29, 2005. Because all of the information to close the accounting records of Hillandale, LLC was not available for our first quarter ended August 27, 2005, the financial statements of Hillandale, LLC were first included in our consolidated financial statements beginning in the second fiscal quarter of 2006. The operating results of Hillandale, LLC for the period from July 29, 2005 through August 27, 2005 were not significant to our operations and financial position for our first quarter of fiscal 2006.

        Prior to our acquisition of Hillandale, LLC, we had a 44% membership interest in American Egg Products, LLC (“AEP”) and Hillandale, LLC had a 27.5% membership interest in AEP, which was accounted for by the equity method. Effective with our acquisition of Hillandale, LLC, we own a majority of the membership interest in AEP and, accordingly, the financial statements of AEP have been consolidated with our financial statements beginning July 29, 2005. AEP, located in Georgia, processes shell eggs into liquid and frozen egg products that are sold primarily to food manufacturers and to the food service industry. AEP has contract shell egg production for approximately 50% of shell egg requirements and purchases the balance from the regional egg markets.

        Hillandale, LLC’s production facilities are principally located in Florida. Like us, Hillandale, LLC is a fully integrated shell egg producer with its own feed mills, hatchery, production, processing and distribution facilities. The Hillandale acquisition increased our current egg production capacity by approximately 30%.

        As of July 28, 2005, Hillandale, LLC owned a 50% ownership interest in Hillandale Farms, LLC that was accounted for by the equity method. On October 5, 2005, Hillandale, LLC acquired the other 50% interest in Hillandale Farms, LLC for $1.0 million. The purchase price was allocated to the assets acquired and liabilities assumed and resulted in approximately $1.3 million of goodwill. Hillandale Farms, LLC is engaged in the production, processing and distribution of shell eggs.

        The unaudited financial information in the table below summarizes the combined results of our operations and Hillandale, LLC, on a pro forma basis, as though we had been combined as of the beginning of the earliest period presented. The pro forma financial information is presented for informational purposes only and is not indicative of the results of operations that would have been achieved if the acquisition had taken place at the beginning of the earliest period presented.

13 Weeks Ended 26 Weeks Ended
Nov. 26, 2005
Nov. 27, 2004
Nov. 26, 2005
Nov. 27, 2004

Net sales
    $ 138,288   $ 112, 38 3 $ 231,017   $ 236, 724  

Net loss
   $ (685 ) $ (8,876 ) $ (12,949 ) $ (14, 824)  

Basic net loss per share
   $ (0.03 ) $ (0.37 ) $ (0.55 ) $ (0.62 )

Diluted net loss per share
   $ (0.03 ) $ (0.37 ) $ (0.55 ) $ (0.62 )

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STOCK BASED COMPENSATION

        We account for stock option grants in accordance with APB Opinion No. 25, “Accounting for Stock Issued to Employees.”

        The following table illustrates the effect on net loss and loss per share if the Company had applied the fair value recognition provisions of Statement of Financial Accounting Standards (SFAS) No. 123, “Accounting for Stock- Based Compensation,” which require compensation cost for all stock-based employee compensation plans to be recognized based on the use of a fair value method (in thousands, except per share amounts):

13 Weeks Ended
26 Weeks Ended
Nov. 26, 2005
Nov. 27, 2004
Nov. 26, 2005
Nov.27, 2004

Net loss
    $ (685 ) $ (5,342 ) $ (8,793 ) $ (6,229 )
  Add: Stock-based employee  
  compensation expense included in  
  reported net income (loss)    (20 )  636    0    (225 )
  Deduct: Total stock-based employee  
  compensation expense determined  
  under fair value-based method for  
  all awards    96    (312 )  89    99  





Pro forma net loss
   $ (609 ) $ (5,018 ) $ (8,704 ) $ (6,355 )





  Loss per share:
  
  Basic-as reported   $ (0.03 ) $ (0.23 ) $ (0.37 ) $ (0.26 )




  BasiC-pro forma   $ (0.03 ) $ (0.21 ) $ (0.37 ) $ (0.27 )





  Diluted-as reported
   $ (0.03 ) $ (0.23 ) $ (0.37 ) $ (.26 )




  Diluted-pro forma   $ (0.03 ) $ (0.21 ) $ (0.37 ) $ (.27 )





  Weighted average shares outstanding:
  
  Basic    23,495    23,737    23,492    23,951  
  Diluted    23,495    23,737    23,492    23,951  

NEW STOCK OPTION PLAN AND STOCK APPRECIATION RIGHTS PLAN

        On July 28, 2005, our Board of Directors approved the Cal-Maine Foods, Inc. 2005 Incentive Stock Option Plan (the “Plan”) and reserved 500,000 shares for issuance upon exercise of options granted under the Plan. Options issued pursuant to the Plan may be granted to any of our employees. The options may have a term of up to ten years and generally will vest ratably over five years. On August 17, 2005, we issued 360,000 options with an exercise price of $5.93. The options have ten-year terms and vest over five years beginning from the date of grant. The Plan was ratified by our shareholders at our annual meeting of shareholders on October 13, 2005.

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        On July 28, 2005, our Board of Directors also approved the Cal-Maine Foods, Inc. Stock Appreciation Rights Plan (the “Rights Plan”). The Rights Plan covers 1,000,000 shares of common stock of the Company. Stock Appreciation Rights (“SAR”) may be granted to any employee or non-employee member of the Board of Directors. Upon exercise of a SAR, the holder will receive shares of our common stock equal to the difference between the fair market value of a single share of common stock at the time of exercise and the strike price which is equal to the fair market value of a single share of common stock on the date of the grant. The SARs have a ten-year term and vest over five years. On August 17, 2005, we issued 592,500 SARs with a strike price of $5.93 and, on August 26, 2005, we issued 22,500 SARs with a strike price of $6.71. The Rights Plan was ratified by our shareholders at our annual meeting of shareholders on October 13, 2005.

2. Inventories

        Inventories consisted of the following ( in thousands):

November 26, 2005
May 28, 2005

Flocks
    $ 39,806   $ 31,088  
Eggs       3,227     2,477  
Feed and supplies       14,833     12,063  


      $ 57,866   $ 45,628  



3. Stockholders’ Equity

Stock Repurchase Program

        On August 3, 2004, our Board of Directors approved the repurchase of up to 2,000,000 shares of our common stock by July 31, 2005. The repurchase program, in which approximately 942,000 shares were repurchased, expired on July 31, 2005. We do not have any other stock repurchase programs.

4. Legal Proceedings

        We are defendants in certain legal actions. It is our opinion, based on advice of legal counsel, that the outcome of these actions will not have a material adverse effect on our consolidated financial position or operations. Please refer to Part II, Item 1, of this report for a description of certain pending legal proceedings.

5. Net Loss per Common Share

        Basic loss per share is based on the weighted average common shares outstanding. Diluted earnings per share include any dilutive effects of options and warrants. Options and warrants representing 121,400 shares were excluded from the calculation of diluted earnings per share for the three month and six month periods ended November 26, 2005 because of the net loss for the periods, respectively.

ITEM 2. MANAGEMENT’S DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS OF FINANCIALCONDITION AND RESULTS OF OPERATIONS

        This report contains numerous forward-looking statements relating to our shell egg business, including estimated production data, expected operating schedules, expected capital costs and other operating data. Such forward-looking statements are identified by the use of words such as “believes,” “intends,” “expects,” “hopes,” “may,” “should,” “plan,” “projected,” “contemplates,” “anticipates” or similar words. Actual production, operating schedules, results of operations and other projections and estimates could differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking statements. The factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking statements include (i) the risk factors set forth under Item 1 of our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended May 28, 2005, (ii) the risks and hazards inherent in the shell egg business (including disease, pests, and weather conditions), (iii) changes in the market prices of shell eggs, and (iv) changes that could result from our future acquisition of new flocks or businesses. Readers are cautioned not to put undue reliance on forward-looking statements. We disclaim any intent or obligation to update publicly these forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

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OVERVIEW

        Cal-Maine Foods, Inc. (“we”, “us”, “our”, or the “Company”) is primarily engaged in the production, grading, packaging, marketing and distribution of fresh shell eggs. Our fiscal year end is the Saturday closest to May 31.

        Our operations are fully integrated. At our facilities we hatch chicks, grow and maintain flocks of pullets (young female chickens, usually under 20 weeks of age), layers (mature female chickens) and breeders (male or female birds used to produce fertile eggs to be hatched for egg production flocks), manufacture feed, and produce, process and distribute shell eggs. We are the largest producer and marketer of shell eggs in the United States. We market the majority of our shell eggs in 29 states, primarily in the southwestern, southeastern, mid-western and mid-Atlantic regions of the United States. We market our shell eggs through our extensive distribution network to a diverse group of customers, including national and regional grocery store chains, club stores, foodservice distributors and egg product manufacturers.

        We currently produce approximately 75% of the total number of shell eggs sold by us, with approximately 13% of such total shell egg production being through the use of contract producers. Contract producers operate under agreements with us for the use of their facilities in the production of shell eggs by layers owned by us. We own the shell eggs produced under these arrangements. Approximately 25% of the total number of shell eggs sold by us is purchased from outside producers for resale, as needed, by us.

        Although several of our production facilities are located in areas affected by the recent hurricanes Katrina and Rita, there has been no material adverse effect to our operations or properties at these facilities.

        Our operating income or loss is significantly affected by wholesale shell egg market prices, which can fluctuate widely and are outside of our control. Retail sales of shell eggs are generally greatest during the fall and winter months and lowest during the summer months. Prices for shell eggs fluctuate in response to seasonal factors and a natural increase in egg production during the spring and early summer.

        Our cost of production is materially affected by feed costs, which average about 55% of our total shell egg production cost. Changes in feed costs result in changes in cost of goods sold. The cost of feed ingredients is affected by a number of supply and demand factors such as crop production and weather, and other factors, such as the level of grain exports, over which we have little or no control.

        As discussed in Note 1 of the Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements, we acquired 51% of the units of membership in Hillandale, LLC for cash of $27 million on October 12, 2005. The remaining 49% of the units of membership in Hillandale, LLC will be acquired over a four-year period, at their book value at the time of purchases.

        We gained effective control of the Hillandale operations upon signing of the Agreement. Accordingly, the acquisition date for accounting purposes is July 28, 2005. The operations of Hillandale, LLC have been consolidated with our operations beginning July 29, 2005. Because all of the information to close the accounting records of Hillandale, LLC was not available for our first quarter ended August 27, 2005, the financial statements of Hillandale, LLC were first included in our consolidated financial statements beginning in the second fiscal quarter of 2006. The operating results of Hillandale, LLC for the period from July 29, 2005 through August 27, 2005 were not significant to our operations and financial position for our first quarter of fiscal 2006.

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        We had a 44% membership interest in American Egg Products, LLC (“AEP”) and Hillandale, LLC had a 27.5% membership interest in AEP which were accounted for by the equity method prior to our acquisition of Hillandale LLC. Effective with our acquisition of Hillandale LLC, we own a majority of the membership interest in AEP and, accordingly, the financial statements of AEP have been consolidated with our financial statements, beginning July 29, 2005.

        Hillandale, LLC’s production facilities are principally located in Florida. Like us, Hillandale, LLC is a fully integrated shell egg producer with its own feed mills, hatchery, production, processing and distribution facilities. The Hillandale acquisition increased our current egg production capacity by approximately 30%.

        As of July 28, 2005, Hillandale, LLC owned a 50% ownership interest in Hillandale Farms, LLC that is accounted for by the equity method of accounting. On October 5, 2005, Hillandale, LLC acquired the other 50% interest in Hillandale Farms, LLC for $1.0 million. The purchase price was allocated to the assets acquired and liabilities assumed and resulted in approximately $1.3 million of goodwill. Hillandale Farms, LLC is engaged in the production, processing and distribution of shell eggs.

        The purchase of Hillandale, LLC, AEP and Hillandale Farms, LLC described above are collectively referred to below as the “Acquisitions”.

RESULTS OF OPERATIONS

        The following table sets forth, for the periods indicated, certain items from our Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations expressed as a percentage of net sales.

Percentage of Net Sales
13 Weeks Ended 26 Weeks Ended
Nov. 26, 2005
Nov. 27, 2004
Nov. 26, 2005
Nov. 27, 2004

Net sales
     100.0 %  100.0 %  100.0 %  100.0 %
Cost of sales    87.1    94.5    91.4    91.9  




Gross profit    12.9    5.5    8.6    8.1  
Selling, general & administrative    12.1    13.7    12.7    12.5  




Operating income (loss)    .8    (8.2 )  (4.1 )  (4.4 )
Other expense    (1.5 )  (1.1 )  (1.9 )  (0.7 )




Loss before taxes    (.7 )  (9.3 )  (6.0 )  (5.1 )
Income tax benefit    (.2 )  (3.4 )  (2.0 )  (1.9 )




Net loss    (.5) %  (5.9 )%  (4.0 )%  (3.2)  




NET SALES

        Approximately 95% of our net sales consist of shell egg sales, 4% consist of incidental feed sales to outside egg producers and 1% consists of sales of liquid and frozen egg products. Net sales for the second quarter of fiscal 2006 were $138.3 million, an increase of $47.6 million compared to net sales of $90.7 million for the second quarter of fiscal 2005. The Acquisitions accounted for $36.6 million of the increase. Excluding the Acquisitions, on a comparable basis, net sales increased $11.0 million, or 12.1%, for the second fiscal 2006 quarter. Total dozens of eggs sold and egg selling prices increased in the current quarter as compared with fiscal 2005. Dozens sold for the current quarter were 188.9 million dozen, including 48.7 million dozen sold by the Acquisitions, an increase of 40.5 million dozen, or 27.3% as compared to the second quarter of fiscal 2005. On a comparable basis, excluding the Acquisitions, dozens sold decreased 5.5%. In the current quarter, domestic demand for shell eggs is improving as compared to a year ago, and overall egg production is approximately level as compared to a year ago. This resulted in higher shell egg selling prices during the current quarter. Our net average selling price per dozen for the fiscal 2006 second quarter was $.643, compared to $.591 for the second quarter of fiscal 2005, an increase of 9.0%. The net average selling price is the blended price for all sizes and grades of shell eggs, including non-graded egg sales, breaking stock and undergrades.

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        Net sales for the twenty-six week period ended November 26, 2005 were $218.0 million, an increase of $25.3 million compared to net sales of $192.7 million for the fiscal 2005 twenty-six week period. Excluding the net sales of the Acquisitions of $36.6 million, on a comparable basis, sales have decreased $11.3 million, or 5.9%. Dozens sold for the current twenty-six week period were 324.4 million, including the Acquisitions’ 48.7 million dozen, as compared to 294.0 million for fiscal 2005, an increase of 30.4 million dozen, or 10.3%. On a comparable basis, excluding the Acquisitions, dozens sold have decreased 6.2%. Until the current quarter, unfavorable egg market conditions resulted in decreased shell egg selling prices. For the fiscal 2006 twenty-six week period, our net average selling price per dozen was $.607, compared to $.633 per dozen for fiscal 2005, a decrease of $.026 per dozen, or 4.1%.

COST OF SALES

        Cost of sales consists of costs directly related to production and processing of shell eggs, including feed costs, and purchases of shell eggs from outside egg producers. Total cost of sales for the second quarter ended November 26, 2005 was $120.5 million, an increase of $34.8 million as compared to the cost of sales of $85.7 million for the fiscal 2005 second quarter. The Acquisitions’ cost of sales accounted for $35.7 million of the increase. Excluding the Acquisitions, on a comparable basis, cost of sales decreased $900,000, or 1.0%. This decrease is the net result of a decrease in dozens sold and a decrease in the cost of feed ingredients, offset by higher cost of shell eggs purchased from outside producers. Due to the increase in shell egg selling prices, outside egg purchase cost increased. Feed cost for the second quarter ended November 26, 2005 was $.206 per dozen, a decrease of 12.7%, as compared to the fiscal 2005 second quarter cost per dozen of $.236. Other operating costs have increased slightly above last fiscal year. An increase in shell egg selling prices and a decrease in feed ingredients resulted in a net increase in gross profit to 12.9% of net sales for the quarter ended November 26, 2005 from 5.5% of net sales for the quarter ended November 27, 2004.

        For the twenty-six week period ended November 26, 2005, total cost of sales was $199.3 million, an increase of $22.2 million as compared to the cost of sales of $177.1 million for the twenty-six week period ended November 27, 2004. On a comparable basis, excluding the Acquisitions’ cost of sales of $35.7 million, cost of sales decreased $13.5 million, or 7.6%. The decrease in cost of sales is the net result of fewer dozens sold, lower cost of eggs purchased from outside producers and a decrease in the cost of feed ingredients. Feed cost for the current twenty-six weeks was $.212 per dozen, compared to $.247 per dozen for the twenty-six week period ended November 27, 2004, a decrease of 14.2%. Gross profit increased to 8.6% of net sales for the twenty-six week period ended November 26, 2005 from 8.1% for the comparable twenty-six week period ended November 27, 2004.

SELLING, GENERAL AND ADMINISTRATIVE EXPENSES

        Selling, general and administrative expenses include costs of marketing, distribution, accounting and corporate overhead. Selling, general and administrative expense for the second quarter ended November 26, 2005 was $16.7 million, an increase of $4.3 million, as compared to $12.4 million for the quarter ended November 27, 2004. The Acquisitions’ selling, general and administrative expense accounted for the $4.3 million increase. On a cost per dozen sold basis, including the Acquisitions’ cost, selling, general and administrative expense was $.088 per dozen for the current quarter as compared to $.084 for the second quarter of fiscal 2005. As a percent of net sales, selling, general and administrative expense decreased from 13.7% for the second quarter of fiscal 2005 to 12.1% for the second quarter of fiscal 2006.

        For the twenty-six weeks ended November 26, 2005, selling, general and administrative expense was $27.6 million, an increase of $3.5 million, as compared to $24.1 million for the same period in fiscal 2005. The Acquisitions accounted for $4.3 million in expenses for the period. Excluding the Acquisitions, the twenty-six week period had a comparable decrease in selling, general and administrative expense of $800,000 or 3.3%. In the twenty-six weeks ended November 26, 2005, insurance costs decreased $300,000, and professional and legal fees decreased $500,000. During this period, approximately $400,000 was recovered in bad debts. Fuel expense was the major distribution cost increase. On a cost per dozen sold basis, selling, general and administrative expense was $.085 for the current twenty-six weeks as compared to $.082 for the comparable period last fiscal year. As a percent of net sales, selling, general and administrative expense increased from 12.5% for the first twenty-six weeks of fiscal 2005 to 12.7% for the comparable period in fiscal 2006.

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OPERATING INCOME (LOSS)

        As the result of the above, operating income was $1.1 million for the second quarter ended November 26, 2005, as compared to operating loss of $7.4 million for the second quarter of fiscal 2005. As a percent of net sales, the current fiscal 2006 quarter had a 0.8% operating income, compared to an 8.2% operating loss for the comparable period last year.

        For the twenty-six weeks ended November 26, 2005, operating loss was $8.9 million, compared to operating loss of $8.4 million for the comparable period in fiscal 2005. As a percent of net sales, the current fiscal period had a 4.1% operating loss, compared to a 4.4% operating loss for the same period last year.

OTHER INCOME (EXPENSE)

        Other income or expense consists of costs or income not directly charged to, or related to, operations such as interest expense and equity in income from affiliates. Other expense for the second quarter ended November 26, 2005 was $2.1 million, an increase of $1.1 million, as compared to $968,000 for last year’s second quarter. This net increase for the second quarter was primarily the result of a $1.1 million increase in net interest expense due to additional long-term borrowings and lower balances in cash equivalents and investments. Included in interest expense for the thirteen weeks ended November 26, 2005 is $683,000 non-cash expense imputed on our non-interest bearing obligation to acquire 49% of Hillandale, LLC’s membership units over a four year period. As a percent of net sales, other expense was 1.5% for the twenty-six weeks ended November 26, 2005, compared to 1.1% for the comparable period last year.

        For the twenty-six weeks ended November 26, 2005, other expense was $4.2 million, an increase of $2.8 million as compared to an expense of $1.4 million for the comparable period in fiscal 2005. For the current period, net interest expense increased $1.7 million, primarily due to additional borrowings, the non-interest bearing obligation and lower cash equivalents and investments as described above. Other income decreased $1.1 million from equity losses of affiliates. As a percent of net sales, other expense was 1.9% for the current period, as compared to 0.7% for the comparable period in fiscal 2005.

INCOME TAXES

        As a result of the above, the pre-tax loss was $1.0 million for the quarter ended November 26, 2005, compared to pre-tax loss of $8.4 million for last year’s comparable quarter. For the second 2006 fiscal quarter, an income tax benefit of $337,000 was recorded with an effective tax rate of 33.0%, as compared to an income tax benefit of $3.1 million with an effective rate of 36.5% for last year’s comparable quarter.

        For the twenty-six week period ended November 26, 2005, pre-tax loss was $13.1 million, compared to pre-tax loss of $9.8 million for the comparable period in fiscal 2005. For the current twenty-six week period, an income tax benefit of $4.3 million was recorded with an effective tax rate of 33.0%, as compared to an income tax benefit of $3.6 million, with an effective rate of 36.5% for last year’s comparable period.

NET INCOME (LOSS)

        Net loss for the second quarter ended November 26, 2005 was $685,000, or $0.03 per basic and diluted share, compared to net loss of $5.3 million, or $0.23 per basic and diluted share for last fiscal year’s second quarter.

        For the twenty-six week period ended November 26, 2005, net loss was $8.8 million, or $0.37 per basic and diluted share, compared to last fiscal year’s net loss of $6.2 million, or $0.26 per basic share and diluted share.

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CAPITAL RESOURCES AND LIQUIDITY

        Our working capital at November 26, 2005 was $60.2 million compared to $73.6 million at May 28, 2005. Our current ratio was 1.82 at November 26, 2005 as compared with 2.41 at May 28, 2005. Our need for working capital generally is highest in the last and first fiscal quarters ending in May and August, respectively, when egg prices are normally at seasonal lows. Seasonal borrowing needs frequently are higher during these quarters than during other fiscal quarters. We have a $40.0 million line of credit with three banks, $2.6 million of which was utilized as a standby letter of credit at November 26, 2005. Our long-term debt at November 26, 2005, including current maturities, amounted to $111.5 million, as compared to $83.0 million at May 28, 2005.

        For the twenty-six weeks ended November 26, 2005, $12.7 million in net cash was used in operating activities. This compares to net cash provided of $1.5 million for the 26 weeks ended November 27, 2004. For the twenty-six weeks ended November 26, 2005, approximately $26.4 million was provided from the maturity of short-term investments and $914,000 was provided from notes receivable and investments. Approximately $1.5 million was provided from disposal of property, plant and equipment, $2.8 million was used for purchases of property, plant and equipment and $23.8 million was used for the purchase of the Acquisitions. Borrowings of $28.0 million were received in additional long-term debt and approximately $584,000 was used for payments of dividends on the common stock and $24.2 million was used for principal payments on long-term debt. The net result of these activities was a decrease in cash and cash equivalents of $7.3 million since May 28, 2005.

        For the twenty-six weeks ended November 27, 2004, approximately $30.8 million was provided from the maturity of short-term investments and $590,000 was provided from notes receivable and investments. Approximately $423,000 was provided from disposal of property, plant and equipment and $5.5 million was used for purchases of property, plant and equipment. Approximately $252,000 was provided from the issuance of common stock from the treasury and net cash of $6.2 million was used in the repurchase of common stock for the treasury. Approximately $596,000 was used for payments of dividends on the common stock and $4.9 million was used for principal payments on long-term debt. The net result of these activities was an increase in cash of $16.4 million since May 29, 2004.

        Substantially all trade receivables and inventories collateralize our line of credit and property, plant and equipment collateralize our long-term debt under our loan agreements with our lenders. Unless otherwise approved by our lenders, we are required by provisions of these loan agreements to (1) maintain minimum levels of working capital (ratio of not less than 1.25 to 1) and net worth (minimum of $90.0 million, plus 45% of cumulative net income, tangible net worth); (2) limit dividends to an aggregate amount not to exceed $500,000 per quarter (allowed if no default), capital expenditures (not to exceed depreciation for the same four fiscal quarters), long-term borrowings (total funded debt to total capitalization not to exceed 55%); and (3) maintain various current and cash-flow coverage ratios (1.25 to 1), among other restrictions. At November 26, 2005, we were in compliance with the provisions of all loan agreements. Under certain of the loan agreements, the lenders have the option to require the prepayment of any outstanding borrowings in the event we undergo a change in control.

        As discussed in the Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements section of this report under “Acquisitions”, under the terms of the Agreement, the remaining 49% of the Units of Membership in Hillandale, LLC, are to be acquired in essentially equal annual installments over a four-year period, with the purchase price of the units equal to their book value as calculated in accordance with the terms of the Agreement. Funding is expected to be provided by our cash on hand, our operational earnings during the period and drawing on our existing line of credit.

        We currently have a $2.1 million deferred tax liability due to a subsidiary’s change from a cash basis to an accrual basis taxpayer on May 29, 1988. The Taxpayer Relief Act of 1997 provides that this liability is payable ratably over the 20 years beginning in fiscal 1999. However, such taxes will be due in their entirety in the first fiscal year in which there is a change in ownership control so that we no longer qualify as a “family farming corporation.” We are currently making annual payments of approximately $150,000 related to this liability. However, while these current payments reduce cash balances, payment of the $2.1 million deferred tax liability would not impact our consolidated statement of operations or stockholders’ equity, as these taxes have been accrued and are reflected on our consolidated balance sheet.

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        Impact of Recently Issued Accounting Standards. Please refer to Item 7, “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations”, in our Annual Report Form 10-K for the year ended May 28, 2005 for a discussion of the impact of recently issued accounting standards. There were no accounting standards issued during the quarter ended November 26, 2005 that we expect will have a material impact on our consolidated financial statements.

         Critical Accounting Policies. We suggest that our Summary of Significant Accounting Policies, as described in Note 1 of the Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements included in Cal-Maine Foods, Inc. and Subsidiaries annual report on Form10-K for the fiscal year ended May 28, 2005, be read in conjunction with this Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations. There have been no changes made to the critical accounting policies identified in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended May 28, 2005.

ITEM 3. QUANTATIVE AND QUALITATIVE DISCLOSURES ABOUT MARKET RISK

        There have been no material changes in the market risk reported in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended May 28, 2005.

ITEM 4. CONTROLS AND PROCEDURES

        Our disclosure controls and procedures are designed to provide reasonable assurance that information required to be disclosed by us in our periodic reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission is recorded, processed, summarized and reported within the time periods required. Our Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer have concluded that our disclosure controls and procedures are effective based on their evaluation of such controls and procedures as of the end of the period covered by this report. There were no changes in our internal control over financial reporting identified in connection with the evaluation that occurred during our last fiscal quarter that has materially affected or is reasonably likely to materially affect, our internal controls over financial reporting.

PART II. OTHER INFORMATION

ITEM 1. LEGAL PROCEEDINGS

         Except as noted below, there have been no new matters or changes to matters discussed in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended May 28, 2005.

        Chicken Litter Litigation

        On May 2, 2005, Cal-Maine Farms, Inc. (“Cal-Maine Farms”), one of our subsidiaries, was added as a defendant in an ongoing action in a case styled Leslie Carroll et al vs. Alpharma, Inc in the Circuit Court of Washington County, Arkansas. There are approximately 80 plaintiffs in the action. The plaintiffs complain of a wide variety of medical problems which they attribute to the use of chicken manure and litter throughout Washington County, Arkansas. The theory of liability is the same as in the McWhorter suit previously reported in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission and summarized below. An Answer has been filed, and discovery has begun, but no trial date been set. At this stage it is impossible to evaluate the potential exposure, if any, of Cal-Maine Farms to damages in this suit.

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        On February 3, 2004, Cal-Maine Farms was served with process in a civil complaint filed in the Circuit Court of Washington County, Arkansas, on behalf of Keith McWhorter and Patsy McWhorter, individually and as next friends and guardians of Hunter McWhorter. Other defendants include Alpharma Inc., Alpharma Animal Health Co., Cargill, Incorporated, George’s Farms, Inc., Peterson Farms, Inc., Simmons Foods, Inc., Simmons Poultry Farms, Inc., and Tyson Foods, Inc. Each of the other poultry defendants is engaged in the broiler business. The Alpharma defendants produce additives for broiler feed. One individual was originally named as a defendant, but has been dismissed.

        Both the McWhorter and Carroll suits allege that the plaintiffs have suffered medical problems resulting from living near land upon which “litter” from the defendants’ flocks was spread as fertilizer. The Carroll suit focuses on a feed ingredient that contains arsenic and is alleged to be in the litter that was spread. We do not use this particular feed ingredient in our shell egg production feed formulation. The McWhorter suit focuses on mold and fungi allegedly created by the application of litter. Both suits address conditions alleged to exist in Washington County. Both suits seek unspecified actual damages and request unspecified punitive damages. An answer has been filed on behalf of Cal-Maine Farms and no discovery has taken place. At this stage, it is impossible to evaluate the potential exposure, if any, of Cal-Maine Farms to damages in this suit.

        State of Oklahoma Watershed Pollution Litigation

        On June 18, 2005, the State of Oklahoma filed suit, in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Oklahoma, against a number of companies, including us and Cal-Maine Farms. We and Cal-Maine Farms filed our joint answer and motion to dismiss the suit on October 3, 2005. The State of Oklahoma claims that through the disposal of chicken litter the defendants have polluted the Illinois River Watershed. This watershed provides water to eastern Oklahoma. The Complaint seeks injunctive relief and monetary damages. The parties participated in a series of mediation meetings without success. We no longer have any operations in the watershed. Accordingly, we do not anticipate that we will be materially affected by the request for injunctive relief. Dispositive motions have been filed by the defendants, but no hearings on those motions have been set. We are not able at present to provide an opinion regarding the ultimate resolution of this action.

ITEM 2. UNREGISTERED SALES OF EQUITY SECURITIES AND USE OF PROCEEDS

        We did not make any sales of unregistered securities during the second quarter of fiscal 2006.

        Information as to repurchases of our common stock required by this Item is contained in Note 3 of “Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements” in Part 1 of this Form 10-Q and is incorporated herein by this reference.

        For information as to working capital utilization and other limitations upon the payment of dividends see “Capital Resources” under Part 1, Item 2. Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations of this Form 10-Q.

ITEM 4. SUBMISSION OF MATTERS TO A VOTE OF SECURITY HOLDERS

         The Company’s Annual Meeting of Shareholders was held on October 13, 2005.

         The following persons were nominated and elected to serve as members of the Board of Directors until our next annual meeting of shareholders and until their successors are elected and qualified. Fred R. Adams, Jr. (44,309,598 shares for and 188,295 shares withheld), Richard K. Looper (44,309,598 shares for and 188,295 shares withheld), Adolphus B. Baker (44,309,598 shares for and 188,295 shares withheld), James E. Poole (44,309,598 shares for and 188,295 shares withheld), R. Faser Triplett (44,309,598 shares for and 188,295 shares withheld), Letitia C. Hughes (44,309,598 shares for and 188,295 shares withheld), and Timothy A. Dawson (44,309,598 shares for and 188,295 shares withheld).

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        The 2005 Cal-Maine Foods Incentive Stock Option Plan was ratified (9,616,768 shares for, 3,353,584 against, 38,381 shares abstain, and 6,309,922 “broker non-vote” shares). The Cal-Maine Foods Incentive Stock Appreciation Rights Plan was ratified (9,612,451 shares for, 3,355,835 against, 40,447 shares abstain, and 6,309,922 “broker non-vote” shares).

        No other matters were voted upon at the annual meeting.

ITEM 5. OTHER INFORMATION

         On December 28, 2005, we issued a press release announcing our financial results for the quarter ended November 26, 2005. A copy of our press release is included as Exhibit 99.1 to this Form 10-Q Quarterly Report.

ITEM 6. EXHIBITS

No. Description
31.1 Certification of The Chief Executive Officer
31.2 Certification of The Chief Financial Officer
32.0 Written Statement of The Chief Executive Officer and The Chief Financial Officer
99.1 Press Release Dated December 28, 2005








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SIGNATURES

        Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized.

CAL-MAINE FOODS, INC.
(Registrant)


Date:  January 4, 2006
/s/ Timothy A. Dawson
Timothy A. Dawson
Vice President/Treasurer
(Principal Financial Officer)


Date:  January 4, 2006
/s/ Charles F. Collins
Charles F. Collins
Vice President/Controller
(Principal Accounting Officer)










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