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.
2016 Officers & Directors
Casey Pitchford - Texas - At Large - President
Patrick Daniel - Arkansas - District 2 - Vice President
Reagan Ruddock - Texas - District 1 - Secretary
Will McDaniel - Georgia - At Large - Treasurer
Taylor Hampton - Missouri - At Large
Seth Lyness - Texas - District 1
Harrison Kimble - Texas - District 1
Marli Cantu - Texas - At Large
McRae Clay - Mississippi - District 3
Saige Combs - Texas - At Large
Abbie Edenfield - Florida - District 4
Whitney Fuller - Texas - District 1
Jordan Hess - Texas - District 1
Camila Cantu - Texas - District 1
2016-2017 Queen and Princess
Queen :: Taylor Terry :: Denton, Texas
Princess :: Madison Moran :: Brehnam, 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.
By Taylor Hampton, District 5 Representative
Hello all. My name is Taylor Hampton, and I’m currently representing District 5 on the National Junior Santa Gertrudis Association Board of Directors. I’m from California, Mo.
As Spring arrives each year, I begin to get excited because the National Junior Santa Gertrudis Show (NJSGS) is right around the corner. This year, however, I am especially looking forward to the NJSGS as history will be made. For the first time in Santa Gertrudis history, junior members will be allowed to exhibit bulls, showcasing the level of high-quality improvement the Santa Gertrudis breed has made throughout the years. For many years, juniors have continued to improve the quality of females within the breed. Now, it is our turn to show the cattle industry that the bulls we produce can compete with the best and fulfill their duties not only in the show ring but in production as well.
After enjoying a week of fun with friends, making memories with family and showing those red cattle, the excitement continues with GOALS, which will now be on the minds of many juniors. Not only is it time for fun and games, but leadership skills will be acquired and many friendships will be formed. In 2017 Santa Gertrudis juniors will become leaders in Music City, Nashville, Tenn. For those who desire to obtain leadership skills, meet and interact with other junior members and have a good time, GOALS is a must-attend experience that each junior will remember in the years to come. I look forward to seeing everyone at the 2017 National Junior Santa Gertrudis Show or GOALS, or both, and I encourage all active and junior members to get involved in the endless opportunities the Santa Gertrudis breed has to offer.