Meet The President

J. Ken Ligon

Welcome to the Yavapai Cattle Growers Association Website which was only recently brought online.  The YCGA Board and I seek to inform the public about the Association, ranching, our members and the value of beef in our diet.


The YCGA Annual Calf Sale and Barbeque at the Maughan Ranch in Peeples Valley is the signature event for YCGA.  This is the public’s opportunity to meet local ranchers, participate in a calf auction, enjoy pit barbecued beef and view all of the vendors and their wares.  The public can also enjoy all the children’s activities, including “mutton busting”.  The event is always the last Saturday in September, which is the 30th this year.  Mark your calendars and plan to attend this special event.


The YCGA works to provide scholarships to university to FFA students, awards to FFA students for the best “Bred & Fed” steer at the Verde Valley and Yavapai County Fairs, donations to several senior citizen homes and to the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA).  These philanthropic pursuits are designed to support our Yavapai County communities and the national organization.


The website also provides our YCGA members with an opportunity to renew their memberships, for all readers to make a donation to support the philanthropic endeavors as well as to promote YCGA to the public.


I hope that you enjoy the website and find it informative.  Should you have suggestions to improve it, please contact YCGA at [email protected] as we desire to better communicate and inform our members and the public.


Ken Ligon

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.