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




President Trump signs Executive Order on Delegating Authority Under the DPA with Respect to Food Supply Chain Resources During the National Emergency Caused by COVID-19

The entire Executive Order can be found here. OFW Law has provided SMA with a summary memo here.

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue released a statement regarding the USDA’s role in implementing President Trump’s Executive Order for meat and poultry processors.

Save The Date

64th Annual Convention & Suppliers’ Showcase

July 23-25, 2020 ♦ J.W. Marriott Hill Country San Antonio Resort & Spa ♦ San Antonio, TX

64th Annual Convention & Suppliers’ Showcase Registration

Printable Registration Packet and Schedule of Events

Hotel reservations can be made directly with J.W. Marriott by visiting the link here.  The group rate is included in the link with a discounted rate of $259/night, plus tax.  The discounted rate will expire on June 29th.

More information regarding the 64th Annual Convention & Suppliers’ Showcase can be found here.

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