Upcoming Events

December 1-20, 2017 - Heartstone Angus Private Treaty Days, Silver City, NM

December 2 - Yavapai Cattle Growers' Association Meeting, Prescott

December 4 - Agribusiness/Department of Agriculture Roundtable, Phoenix

December 11 - Coconino County FB & Cattle Growers' Association Winter Meeting, Flagstaff

December 13 - Special Stocker Sale, Marana Stockyards

December 30 - ACGA/ANLS Governor's Cattlemen's Ball, Phoenix

December 27-January 1, 2018 - Arizona National Livestock Show, Phoenix

January 5-7, 2018 - Walt Woodard Team Roping School, Phoenix

January 9-10, 2018 - AACD Winter Meeting, Yuma

January 27, 2018 - FFA Blue & Gold Gala, Phoenix

January 31-February 2, 2018 - Cattle Industry Convention & NCBA Trade Show, Phoenix

February 10, 2018 - Southwest Brangus Breeders Best in the West Sale, Marana Stockyards

March 3, 2018 - Angus Invitational Sale, Marana Stockyards

March 6, 2018 - Range Livestock Nutrition Workshop, Holbrook

March 7, 2018 - Range Livestock Nutrition Workshop, Prescott

March 8, 2018 - Range Livestock Nutrition Workshop, Willcox or Sierra Vista

March 12, 2018 - Willcox Livestock Auction Bull Sale, Willcox

March 19, 2018 - Ready For Work Bull Sale, Belen

April 14, 2018 - Bar T Bar Sale, Winslow

April 28, 2018 - Arizona Beef Ambassador Contest, UA, Tucson

Restore Our Border


Representing ranching families who produce quality beef in a responsible manner


We are the trusted source of information and advocacy for Arizona beef producing families

Core Values

Honorable: Trustworthy – you can believe what we say
Venerable: Built on a culture and history that inform the present and shape the future
Constructive: Decisions are science-based and outcome-focused
Responsible: We protect our animals, environment and consumers


The Arizona Cattle Growers' Association (ACGA) was founded over 100 years ago when a small group of concerned cattlemen took it upon themselves to help structure the future of the cattle industry in this great state. Their primary concern, that there be orderly, systematic laws protecting livestock and property. On January 4, 1904, these dedicated cattlemen organized the Arizona Cattle Growers' Association (ACGA).

More than 100 years later, protecting Arizona's livestock industry is still ACGA's number one commitment. Today, the ACGA has grown into a vital organization representing more than 2,000 beef cattle producers and industry leaders throughout the state.
The ACGA will promote the common interest and perform the common responsibilities of its members by:
  • Performing federal and state legislative activities consisting of proposing and reviewing legislation, and lobbying for or against legislation, as in the best interest of ACGA.
  • Performing public relations activities that will promote the image and heritage of the ranching and cattle industry, build positive relationships with key individuals, media, agencies, consumers, schools, and others important to ranching and the cattle industry.
  • Initiate, enter into, defend, or prepare a response to litigation in the collective good of the common interest and importance.
  • Consistently provide timely and accurate information to the membership that is of common interest and importance.
  • Provide opportunities for members to become educated on issues of importance.
  • Maintain a strong and informed membership base.
  • Build alliances with common interest groups.


The first gathering of the Arizona Cattle Growers’ Association was held in the Elks Club Building in Tucson on October 12, 1903. According to newspaper accounts, forty-some ranchers attended that first gathering including Governor Alexander Brodie, a rancher himself, and W.S> Sturgis, chairman of the Territorial Livestock Sanitary Board. At this meeting with a standing vote, the membership endorsed the Livestock Sanitary Board, the brand registration law, the brand registration book, and the livestock inspectors. They also applauded the Rangers and the Governor. A band of independent-minded cattlemen had agreed it was necessary to have a Territory-wide association to carry on the work of “properly” representing the cattle industry of Arizona. It was historic.

In early January of 1904 the ACGA met again to formally organize. This time in Phoenix in the legislative council chamber of the State Capitol Building. Three cattlemen were chosen from each county to make up the executive committee. Initiation fee was five dollars, with an annual fee of one dollar. The decision to form an executive committee, made up of the most influential men of each county, as historian Dennis McCargar observed, would set in motion the most powerful body of the Association. It would become the board of directors – a body that even today makes the major decisions.

-Excerpted from Keepers of the Range – The Story of the Arizona Cattle Growers’ Association


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Arizona Cattle Growers’ Association is a non-profit organization and conducts research on behalf of the industry as directed by its membership.  Indirect cost of research performed by other entities will not be paid by grants from this association.