Representing the meat and poultry industry since 1957

Southwest Meat Association

Southwest Meat Association (SMA) is a leading meat and poultry trade organization representing packers and processors all over the United States. SMA is an organization created to make a difference for its members by initiating opportunities, resolving problems, and thus helping our member companies to earn a reasonable return on their investment.

Membership Benefits: 


Networking Opportunities

Educational Programs

HACCP Training

Regulatory Assistance

Membership Directory

Nutritional Labeling 

Information Services

Annual Convention




Leadership Trip to Washington D.C.

April 27-29, 2020

We encourage any and all members to join SMA during our bi-annual Leadership Trip to Washington D.C.  This is a great time to meet and discuss industry topics with USDA/FSIS officials and numerous Congressmen and Women.  As always it is important to have your voice heard in Washington D.C.

Last fall, SMA and 19 individuals representing SMA member companies were fortunate enough to meet with the White House Office of Public Liaison for Agriculture, Food Safety and Inspection Service officials, House Committee on Agriculture staff, Senate Agriculture Committee staff, House Judiciary Committee staff, and 14 individual congressional offices.

“I have been participating on these trips for several years, and I believe this was our best, most productive to date. It really makes a difference for our elected officials to hear from us firsthand about the challenges we face. I would strongly encourage all members to consider attending these trips, because I truly believe through continued efforts over time, we can effect positive change for our industry.”- Jason Beyer of ABF Packing & SMA Chairman

Reach out to the SMA Office at (979) 846-9011 for more information.


Save The Date

64th Annual Convention & Suppliers’ Showcase

July 22-25, 2020 ♦ J.W. Marriott Hill Country San Antonio Resort & Spa ♦ San Antonio, TX

The SMA Office is actively planning the 64th Annual Convention & Suppliers’ Showcase.  We will release more information soon.