About Us

The Early Days of the Yavapai Cattle Growers Association

Yavapai Cattle Growers’ Association (YCGA) dates back to 1883, with the aim of supporting the cattle industry and protecting ranchers’ rights. YCGA fights against restrictive policies enforced by agencies like the Bureau of Land Management and creates legislation to safeguard cattle growers’ interests. They advocate for their members and defend them against policies that threaten their livelihoods, promoting responsible stewardship of natural resources.

The Yavapai Cattle Growers’ Association (YCGA) was founded in 1932 with the objective of promoting Yavapai County cattle and working for the general interest of the cattle industry. Discussions with Forest Service personnel about range regulations, drift fences, community allotments, sheep driveways, and individual allotments were some of the association’s early activities. Today, with about 300 active members in the cattle industry, YCGA maintains a strong and influential presence.

Shown is a 1950 photo of the Yavapai Cattle Growers annual barbecue and calf sale at the Peeples Valley Maughan Ranch. The 86-year tradition continues Saturday, Sept. 28 at noon.

Our Introduction

Yavapai Cattle Growers

The Association fosters community and cooperation among local cattle farmers through events and meetings, helping to strengthen the industry in the region.

We take care of cattle.