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 & Consulting

Regulatory Assistance

Membership Directory

Nutritional Labeling 

Information Services

Annual Convention

Upcoming Events:

15th Annual Mid-Year Conference

February 21-22, 2023

Sheraton Arlington in Arlington, TX

Join us in Arlington, Texas for SMA’s 15th Annual Mid-Year Conference. This is a unique educational opportunity for meat/food industry executives and managers at all levels, featuring leading experts on a wide range of topics. The combination of excellent speakers and audience interaction will cover many issues that affect your business. This conference has become a “must attend” for many industry leaders and one that you cannot afford to miss. In addition to the excellent speaker program, the conference features a Networking Reception, offering a fun and relaxing opportunity to network with your industry colleagues. Register here.

Sponsorship opportunities are available. Reach out to the SMA Office (979) 846-9011 for more information.

Thank you to our sponsors!