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November 1, 2022


Continuing with the busy fall season of the National Junior Hereford Association (NJHA) the month of November starts strong with the NJHA Fed Steer Shootout Entry Deadline closing, Nov. 1. Delivery dates are Dec. 10-14, 2022, and all information for vaccination and weaning can be found at Also within the month of November, Hereford cattle make the trek to Louisville, Ky., for the North American International Livestock Exposition (NAILE). The junior Hereford show is on Nov. 12 and the open Hereford show on Nov. 15. Accompanying this show the month hosts multiple entry deadlines for other national shows across the country. Find the exact dates listed below.

Finally, be on the lookout for the 2023 BOLD conference applications coming soon. Once live, those applications will be due Jan. 15, for the conference on March 23-26. This elite leadership opportunity will once again, be a can’t miss event hosted by GKB Cattle in Desdemona, Texas.


A new rule for the steer show will take effect during the 2023 VitaFerm Junior National Hereford Expo (JNHE) in Madison, Wis., July 8-14. This rule was voted on and installed by the NJHA board. The new rule reads as follows:

    “All steers will be required to be parent verified to both sire and dam, therefore, a DNA profile of the steer, the sire and dam must be completed through the official AHA lab by entry deadline. To request a DNA kit for your animal, access your MyHerd or contact AHA customer service.”

Links to the full 2023 JNHE Rules and Regulations can be found here: 2022 JNHE Rules & Regulations


Coming up in December will be the first-ever, Hereford Youth Foundation of America (HYFA) Season of Giving! Dedicated to the mission of scholarship, leadership, education and research, generous donors have offered to challenge a different amount each day of the week from Dec. 12-16, 2022. If enough money is brought in by other donors through that day, the challenge value will be unlocked! Any amount helps go towards unlocking these challenges and raising funds for HYFA that will support generations to come.


NJHA Fed Steer Shootout Contest Entry Deadline
Nov. 1, 2022
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Western States Hereford Show Final Entry Deadline
Nov. 1, 2022
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NAILE Junior Hereford Show
Nov. 15, 2022
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Fort Worth Stock Show Entry Deadline
Nov. 15, 2022
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Cattlemen’s Congress Breeding Cattle Entry Deadline
Nov. 18, 2022
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National Western Stock Show Entry Deadline
Nov. 20, 2022
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