Cagle's cuts chicken production at Harris plant

Atlanta-based Cagle's Inc., which employs roughly 770 people at its processing plant in Pine Mountain Valley, Ga., just north of Columbus in Harris County, is reducing production 4 percent immediately.

Costs for feeding the feathered poultry have gotten out of hand, the company said, pushing expenses in that area up more than 80 percent in the last two years.

No layoffs are planned, the company said.

Read more about the firm's strategy and hopes for rising chicken prices in Saturday's Ledger-Enquirer.