The Super States Contest was designed to reward the state junior associations for their members' involvement in the contests and exhibition of their cattle throughout the week at the Junior National Hereford Expo.
There will be two divisions based on the number of cattle that are physically entered at the JNHE. The divisions are: Division 1) Less than 25 head; Division 2) 25 head or more.
Points are awarded to the top three placings of the individuals or teams (depending on the contest). In the case where a contest has more than one division, points will be awarded for each division, unless otherwise specified.
Grand Champion — 10 pts.
Reserve Grand Champion — 5 pts.
Division Champion — 10 pts.
Reserve Division Champion — 5 pts.
Class Winner — 3 pts.
State Group of 5 Winner — 10 pts.
**Division champions will include champion standard and bred and owned cow-calf pair and champion prospect and progress steer.
**Reserve division champions will include reserve champion standard and bred and owned cow-calf pair and reserve champion prospect and progress steer.
National Director — 5 pts.
NJHA Candidate — 3 pts.
Mentor — 3 pts.
Protégé — 1 pt.
Herdsman Nominee — 5 pts.
State Queen — 3 pts.
**Queens must be actively participating in JNHE
1st — 10 pts.
2nd — 9 pts.
3rd — 8 pts.
4th — 7 pts.
5th — 6 pts.
6th — 5 pts.
7th — 4 pts.
8th — 3 pts.
9th — 2 pts.
10th — 1 pt.
Creative Design Winner — Intermediate & Senior Divisions
Extemporaneous Speech — Intermediate & Senior Divisions
Hereford Bowl — Junior & Senior Divisions
Illustrated Speech — Junior, Intermediate & Senior Divisions
Judging Contest — Peewee, Junior, Intermediate & Senior TEAMS ONLY; No participation points will be given
Peewee Speech — 1 pt. per entry
Photography — Peewee, Junior, Intermediate & Senior Divisions
Poster Contest — Peewee & Junior Divisions
Team Marketing — Junior & Senior Divisions
Contest Points System: 1st= 10 pts.; 2nd = 5 pts.; 3rd = 3 pts.; Participation = 1 pt.
In November 2010 the AHA Board implemented a policy requiring DNA on all future walking herd sires. Therefore, any sire born after Jan. 1, 2011, must have DNA on file at the official AHA lab — GeneSeek Inc. — prior to registering calves out of that bull.
>> more information
On April 9, 2013, the American Hereford Association (AHA) released new genomic-enhanced expected progeny differences (GE-EPDs) based on new correlations updated because of the addition of more than 2,000 animals with 50K genotypes. >> Read more
Check out these DNA testing resources:
• DNA Testing Procedures Fact Sheet
• How to Collect Samples video
To request DNA kits or for more information, contact Toni Shapiro at 816-842-3757 or firstname.lastname@example.org.