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Egg & Poultry Grading Program with UDA&F – Outstanding Public Service

Egg and Poultry Grading ProgramRecipient of a 2014 Governor’s Award for Excellence

The Egg & Poultry staff are consistently demonstrating outstanding contributions to the egg and poultry producers and consumers of Utah. This staff of Graders diligently arrive at Utah’s egg and poultry plants in the early morning hours each day to insure that the products purchased by Utah consumers are of the best quality possible.

Gerald Brockman, the Regional Director with USDA, said “Your employee’s professionalism, expertise and dedication are second to none and are something you can be very proud of. Their hard work and high ethical standards is the cornerstone in securing the integrity of the USDA Grade Shield.” Sherman Miller, Vice President, Chief Operations Officer and Director of Cal Maine Foods, said, “The commitment and dedication of the Egg & Poultry team facilitates the highest quality product for customers, while adding value to Utah produced products”. Cliff Lillywhite and Tony Cochran made the following comment about the Egg & Poultry staff at the Oakdell facility in Lewiston. “They are pleasant, dependable, and very flexible to work with during production variations that can require seven day a week service. I have never heard them complain, even if our processing machine breaks down causing us to process late into the evening.”

This past year it has been rewarding to have  a hard-working, dedicated team  who settle for nothing less than perfection, and who are willing to do what is needed, when it is needed. The Utah Department of Agriculture and Food is proud of the Egg & Poultry Grading team and is honored to select them as its 2014 Governor’s Award for Excellence recipient.


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