Western Stock Growers' Association

Western Stock Growers' Association, founded in 1896, is the longest running agriculture organization in Alberta. Our membership is voluntary which ensures that our agenda is member focused. This has made WSGA a strong and effective organization, able to advocate on behalf of livestock producers in an independent fashion.

WSGA position is based on the importance of property rights and security of tenure in creating and maintaining a progressive and successful society. We acknowledge:

  • the incredible and universal influence of the marketplace;
  • the supremacy of natural processes that drive ecosystem functioning;
  • the finite carrying capacity of the land and ecosystems for any and all uses; and
  • the escalating demand for diverse land uses ranging from conservation/preservation to recreation to residential to industrial.

WSGA is driven by policy development, focusing on a strong free-market approach to the production and marketing of livestock. We look to our members to promote the enhancement and protection of the environment through sound range management.

We welcome new members. Join our fight for property rights and the use of commerce for market.

Please read our news page and position papers.

Wildfire Relief for Beef Producers

Wildfires in many areas of the province this year have been catastrophic. Winter feed, animals, fences, structures and machinery were wiped out and producers are scrambling to support their remaining herds. Beef producers are in dire need of help.

  • Victims of the Hilda fire are gratefully accepting donations of cash, hay, straw or anything else you can offer. Please contact by email or Steve by phone at 403-502-4656. These producers are very short on winter feed for their herds - anything you can supply would be appreciated.
  • Chinook Financial, a division of Connect First Credit Union, has partnered with Southern Alberta communities affected by wildfires. They have set up Crisis Intervention Funds, where Chinook Financial will match donations of up to $5,000. The communities receiving these funds are Wheatland County, Empress, and Hilda. Donations are accepted at all Chinook Financial Branches. Cheques can also be mailed to the Brooks or Strathmore Branch, which can be addressed to the Wheatland Fire Relief Fund, the Empress Fire Relief Fund, or the Hilda Fire Relief Fund.
  • Cash donations for victims of the Kenow fire can be dropped off at ATB, The Royal Bank or the Credit Union in Pincher Creek. Alternately, e-transfers can be sent to or .

$50, 000 REWARD

WSGA hosts a reward fund with rewards up to $50,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of any person or persons stealing livestock from a WSGA member.

ABP Check-Off

Check-off refund requests need to be submitted by January 31 and July 31 of each year. Cut off dates for marketing are December 31 and June 31. Click here for refund form.