NJSGA

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 - District 1

Ryan Hess- Texas - District 1

Jordan Hess - Texas - District 1

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.

 

2017 National Junior Heifer Show Better Beef Contest Female Results

 

2017 National Junior Heifer Show Better Beef Contest Bull Results

 

2017 National Jr. Santa Gertrudis Heifer Show Results

 

2016 National Jr. Santa Gertrudis Heifer Show Results

 

2015 National Jr. Santa Gertrudis Heifer Show Results

 

2014 National Jr. Santa Gertrudis Heifer Show Results

 

 

Letter from Junior Leaders in SG-USA 

 

By Saige Combs, President


Ever since I was a young girl pulling Santa Gertrudis females around the ring, I have looked up to those helping push cattle. The National Junior Santa Gertrudis Association (NJSGA) Board of Directors was just the place for me. Although no one in my family has ever been on the Board, I decided I would change that; I do not mean just being on the Board, but becoming your newly elected president.


Hello. I am Saige Combs, and it is an honor to be the 2017-2018 NJSGA president. The Santa Gertrudis Association is a great organization. During the recent National Junior Santa Gertrudis Show (NJSGS), we awarded $43,000 in scholarships to outgoing seniors. Our breed offers phenomenal females and bulls, and each division winner was a great representation of the Santa Gertrudis breed. Growing up around the breed and watching it grow to what it is now, is something you have to be grateful for! Having the Better Beef Contest has helped this breed grow and has given us more information to perfect offspring.


I cannot thank you all enough for everything you do. I am excited to lead the future generation of this breed alongside my fellow directors. It is going to be a heck of a year, and I can't wait to see y'all at major shows, as well as the 2018 NJSGS.