TURKEY AT ITS BEST
Norbest® is a federated marketing cooperative dealing exclusively with turkeys and value-added turkey products. It is the oldest cooperative organization of its type in the world, and is one of the top turkey marketing firms in the United States. Norbest's cooperative members include turkey producer/processor cooperatives in Utah, consisting 41 independent turkey growers.
In its first year of operations, the co-op had revenues of one million dollars on 3.5 million pounds of product; a far cry from the 125 million pounds annually produced by Norbest today. The Northwestern Turkey Growers Association was among the first to adopt federal grading standards. Throughout its second year of operation, Northwestern received a "Number One" grade, which proved to be a significant marketing advantage. Ever since, the co-op has adhered to the highest government and industry standards of quality. Today all Norbest® branded whole birds are USDA Grade A - the highest grade possible.