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.


2018 Officers & Directors

President -Taylor Terry - Texas - District 1

Vice President - Harrison Kimble - Texas - District 1

Secretary - Shelby Ferguson- Texas - District 1 

Treasurer- Ryan Hess - Texas - At-large

Caydi Blaha - Texas - District 1 

Heather Stenson - Texas - At-large

Landon Stem - Texas - District 1 

Taylor Janssen - Texas - District 1

Hadley Brooks - Texas - At-large

Kalli Kimble - Texas - At large

Erin Kaye Daniel - Arkansas- District 2

JD Chism - Mississippi - District 3

Kelsie Edenfield - Florida -  District 4 

Leighton McCulley - Mississippi -At-large



2018-2019 Queen and Princess

Queen :: Abbie Edenfield :: Altha, Florida

Princess :: Kenley Kincannon :: West Columbia, 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 Jr. Santa Gertrudis Heifer Show Results


2017 National Jr. Santa Gertrudis Heifer Show Results


2016 National Jr. Santa Gertrudis Heifer Show Results



Letter from Junior Leaders in SG-USA 


By Shelby Ferguson, Secretary

Howdy, Santa Gertrudis Breeders International. My name is Shelby Ferguson and I am a junior at Texas A&M University. Currently, I represent the National Junior Santa Gertrudis Association (NJSGA) as secretary and District 1 representative. I also represent the Mid-Coast Santa Gertrudis Association as their president. As I am approaching my last two years of showing at the National Junior Santa Gertrudis Show (NJSGS), I have to think about what it is that brought me into the Santa Gertrudis breed.

Word-of-mouth is one of the strongest advertising and informative techniques used. Without it, many of my Santa Gertrudis friends and I would not be a part of the association. Because of this, it is crucial that we are constantly discussing our breed and what it has to offer. When we attend livestock shows, 4-H or FFA events or even non-agricultural related activities, it is important to engage with those around us and tell them about Santa Gertrudis cattle. If everyone were to start encouraging others to learn more about Santa Gertrudis or to become involved in our association, we could dramatically increase our membership and the size of our breed.

The NJSGA has numerous exciting activities to take part in such as the NJSGS, Gerts Ongoing Advanced Leadership Summit (GOALS), interactive meetings and much more. Informing your friends who do not already raise Santa Gertrudis cattle about these events could encourage them to become involved in our breed and take part in what this association has to offer. After all, juniors are the future of our association!