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 Taylor Terry, Vice President


Performance is a key part of a successful herd and is required to keep the cattle business thriving and growing. If you expect high-quality performance from your cattle, wouldn’t you expect the same from people? As you look through your herd’s performance records, you sort through the ones you keep and cull based on their records. Shouldn’t we be doing this with the people we work with?

 

Expecting high-quality performance is the key to healthy change and growth in a successful herd and in assuring success in an organization. Looking for new ideas and expecting the level of quality to increase will push us to become better. We breed heifers to high-performing bulls so they produce superior offspring. If we push young members and young adults to give their highest quality work, imagine the progress we could make as an organization and as a country.

 

I have heard countless speakers say that young people involved in agriculture are the future leaders of our cities, states and country. If we continually improve our performance then, as a group, we will prove these people right. As we look to improve our herds’ performance through the many means at our fingertips, we must remember to improve our own performance as well.