California Wool Growers Association: Unifying the Voice of the Sheep Industry Since 1860

On September 24, 1860, a group of forward thinking people came together to sell their wool. Access to the Boston wool market was the most pressing issue facing producers at that time. To solve this problem, these producers procured a ship and took their wool “around the horn” to the wool markets in Boston. While they were on the east coast they witnessed the beginning of the Civil war.

Today’s members include a wide range of ranchers, farm flock producers, feeders, 4-H and FFA students, supportive businesses and other interested individuals. As the CWGA continues to address producers’ most pressing concerns, you too can share this rich heritage and learn valuable skills to improve your operation


Our Vision

The California Wool Growers Association will deliver lasting value to support and grow all segments of the California sheep industry.


Eco-Grazing Services

Click here for list of sheep producers providing Eco-Grazing services for fire/fuel-load reduction, weed abatement, vineyard/crop management, & open space.


Member News and Information Update

Be Prepared, California’s New Antibiotic Legislation (SB27) begins January 2018. Click here for more information.

Now Available - Working Dog Liability Insurance (WDLI), for details go to

Legislative Action CenterCall To Action Items

Guard Dog Signs are now available. Click on Targeted Grazing/Links

Guard Dog Signs are now available in Spanish

Sheep Shearer List

Sheep Producer Forum Workshops – Master Stockman Consulting developed a set of producer workshops to help producers make difficult marketing and economic analysis decisions. These workshops are being offered in conjunction with CWGA and UC Cooperative Extension at three California locations. These workshops are supported by grant funds from the USDA Risk Management Agency. For details click here.

Location Details: 

North Coast Sheep Producer’s Forum – December 13th
10:00 AM – 2:30 PM – Rod Shippey Center, Hopland
4070 University Road
Registration – Free
To register email or call John Harper (707)-463-4495

California Sheep Producer’s Forum – December 14th
10:00 AM – 2:30 PM– California Farm Bureau Federation, Sacramento
2300 River Plaza Drive – Harvest Room
Registration - $15
To register email or call Bridger Feuz (307)-799-8740

Kern Sheep Producer’s Forum – December 15th
8:00 AM – 12:30 PM – UC Cooperative Extension, Bakersfield
1031 S Mt. Vernon Ave.
Registration - $15
To register go to  or contact Julie Finzel at (661)-868-6219