Purpose & Objectives of NJSGA


The National Junior Santa Gertrudis Association (NJSGA) works to improve the quality of the Santa Gertrudis breed by developing the cooperation, responsibility and leadership of America’s youth. The association encourages educational opportunities for NJSGA members, and provides increased opportunities for fellowship with others involved in the Santa Gertrudis breed and the cattle industry in general.


2015 Officers & Directors

Will McDaniel - President, At Large

Casey Pitchford - Vice President 1

Reagan Ruddock - Secretary, District 1

McRae Clay- Treasurer, District 3

Cade Burks - District 1

Harrison Kimble- District 1

Seth Lyness - District 1

Hollyann Roach - District 1

Morgan Bennett - District 2

Caroline Creech - District 4

Marli Cantu - At Large

Patrick Daniel - At Large

Taylor Hampton - At Large

Colt Sherrill - At Large




2015-2016 Queen and Princess

Queen :: McRae Clay :: Madison, Mississippi

Princess :: Hadley Brooks :: Krum, Texas



NJSGA is one of the top junior programs in the beef industry, with more than 400 active junior members from 14 states. It has active participation from all juniors, not only in exhibiting livestock but also in leadership contests such as public speaking, brain bowl and livestock judging.


The juniors are responsible young adults who know the meaning of competition, hard work, sportsmanship, andespecially friendship and family, and they are the future leaders of the beef industry. The experiences gained by individuals in this junior program are invaluable.


Founded in 1979, NJSGA is open to all young people under the age of 21. Members are issued a herd number, membership card, and one free subscription to the official publication of SGBI.


Junior members are entitled to all the services of SGBI, which include registration, recordkeeping, transfers, classification, grading-up program, Total Performance Program, promotion, and stock show and field day representation.


The membership is managed by its own board of directors, with five At-Large positions that are elected from the junior’s general membership. The remaining ten positions come from the districts. These districts are divided based on the membership in that area. The board is governed by the constitution and by-laws of the NJSGA.


2015 National Jr. Santa Gertrudis Heifer Show Results


2014 National Jr. Santa Gertrudis Heifer Show Results



December 2015 Santa Gertrudis USA Magazine:

Hello all! My name is Taylor Hampton and I represent you as the District 5 National Junior Santa Gertrudis Association Director from California, Mo. I hope this letter finds all of you in good health! I would like to discuss a subject that everyone loves: finances and the challenges of becoming a Santa Gertrudis breeder. Being a banker’s grandson and a banker’s son, along with being a bank teller myself, I know firsthand that getting into any cattle breed is an expensive endeavor. (Read more here)