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 continued and became a member of the National Wool Growers Association in 1940. In 1979, a statewide organization was formed and called the South Dakota SheepGrowers Association.
SD SheepGrowers Association
The SD SheepGrowers Association is the trade association for sheep producers of South Dakota, representing both farm flocks and range operations. SD is the 5th largest producer of lamb and wool in the United States.
The SDSGA is a state member of the American Sheep Industry.
The SDSGA focuses on lamb and fiber promotion on a state-wide basis, and also on educational events to keep members and the public updated on issues affecting the sheep industry.