-- is the trade association for sheep producers of South Dakota, representing both farm flocks and range operations. South Dakota is the 5th largest producer of lamb and wool in the United States.
-- is a state member of the American Sheep Industry, the sheep industry voice involved in: meat safety, marketing, regulations through national education, communication and lobbying and legislation.
-- focuses on lamb and fiber promotion on a state-wide basis and keeping members updated on issues affecting the sheep industry.
Notes from Steve Clements, SD Sheep Growers president
Welcome to the South Dakota SheepGrowers website.
I'm Steve Clements, President of the South Dakota SheepGrowers
Association. Our family has been involved in the sheep industry for
almost 100 years. You can find the list of directors for our
association on this web site -- feel free to call any of us with
concerns or questions.
I would like to encourage you to join the SD
SheepGrowers Association if you are not a member already. Dues are only
$50/year and are used in all kinds of projects thoughout the year to
promote the sheep and wool industry in our state. Get involved in a
committee that interests you and help us out with your input and ideas.
Hope you all have a safe harvest season! Hope to
see you in Lead, SD on September 28-29th for the annual SD SheepGrowers
convention. New this year -- join us for the Northern Plains Sheep
History of the SDSGA
The Western South Dakota Sheep Growers Association was formed in 1937 by sheep producers in an effort to eradicate scabies in sheep. With their efforts successful, the organization was continued and became a member of the National Wool Growers Association in 1940. In 1979, a statewide organization was formed called the South Dakota Sheep Growers Association.
The SDSGA has dedicated efforts in the following areas: Animal Health; Animal Damage Control; Labor; Taxation; Imports; Land Use and Development; Public Lands; and Legislation - both state & national.