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.


Attention Juniors!  When you are selecting your heifers for summer shows, please make sure that they meet the minimum requirements of the Santa Gertrudis Breed Standards. Read this information fully to assist you in your selection.


2017 Officers & Directors

Saige Combs - Texas - At Large - President

Taylor Terry - Texas - District 1 - Vice President 

Whitney Fuller - Texas - District 1 - Secretary

Harrison Kimble - Texas - District 1 - Treasurer

Will McDaniel - Georgia - At Large

Patrick Daniel - Arkansas - District 2

Casey Pitchford - Texas - At Large

Ryan Hess- Texas - At Large

Jordan Hess - Texas - At Large

JD Chism - Mississippi - District 3

Abbie Edenfield - Florida - District 4

Camila Cantu - Texas -District 1

Shelby Ferguson - Texas - District 1

Caydi Blaha - Texas - District 1

Heather Stenson - Texas - District 1


Not Pictured: JD Chism


2017-2018 Queen and Princess

Queen :: Hadley Brooks :: Krum, Texas

Princess :: Kalli Kimble :: Kingsbury, 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.


2018 National Santa Gertrudis Junior Show Online Entry Form


2018 National Jr. Santa Gertrudis Show Packet


2018 SGBI Junior Board of Directors Election Form/Rules & Regulations


2018 National Santa Gertrudis Youth Foundation Scholarship Checklist


2018 National Santa Gertrudis Youth Foundation SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION


2018 National Jr. Santa Gertrudis Board of Directors Application


2018 National Jr. Santa Gertrudis Show Queen, Princess & Brain Bowl Form


2017 National Jr. Santa Gertrudis Heifer Show Results


2016 National Jr. Santa Gertrudis Heifer Show Results



Letter from Junior Leaders in SG-USA 


By Casey Pitchford, At-Large Director

Hey y’all! My name is Casey Pitchford. I am a student at Temple College in hopes of being a physical therapist and, one day, owning and raising my own herd of beautiful cherry-red cattle. I’m on my third, and final, two-year term on the National Junior Santa Gertrudis Association Board of Directors, where I serve as an at-large director. The theme for the June issue of Santa Gertrudis USA is “Focus on Females.”

Santa Gertrudis are known for their heat resistance, but they are also known for being a maternal breed. While herd sires are very beneficial to an operation, no operation can succeed without a herd of productive females. For Santa Gertrudis cattle, this desired trait is achieved due to the females’ milking ability. Another amazing quality of Santa Gertrudis females is longevity. This word refers to a female’s ability to produce high-quality offspring for many years. Personally, I have several females that are more than 10 years old that still produce show heifers and herd sire prospects.

With that being said, the National Junior Santa Gertrudis Show is just around the corner, and I can’t wait to see what our breed has produced this year. I want to wish everyone a good week and best of luck in the ring!