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February 1, 2023


The National Junior Hereford Association (NJHA) isn’t slowing down a beat and is continuing to drive forward into the year. This month is the time for preparation, as announcements for the BOLD Leadership conference, the Junior National Hereford Expo (JNHE) and the 2023 Faces of Leadership all start to come to the surface.

The rules and updates for all JNHE contests and cattle are live online. Make sure to go check out to stay up to date on any updates and start practicing for the contests this summer. Additionally, stay on the lookout for the Spring Hereford Youth Foundation of America (HYFA) and National Hereford Women scholarship and award applications to be posted this month. Scholarships and award applications including the prospect and junior golden bulls awards will be due on April 1.

Mad Dash to the Hereford Bash, 2023 Junior National Hereford Expo Schedule
2023 Junior National Hereford Expo Hotel and Camping Information


On Feb. 21, the Sale of Champions will be happening on Sale Day to raise funds for the upcoming Junior National Hereford Expo (JNHE) in Madison, Wis. The Sale of Champions will provide some tremendous opportunities to own genetics from past JNHE champions from National Junior Hereford Association members and their families. Mark your calendar and plan to Make a Mad Dash to download the Sale Day App so you are ready to bid and support the upcoming 2023 JNHE.
Download the Sale Day App on your phone now and create your account, or go visit the website today!


Congratulations to the Hereford youth on having the title of Best Junior Activities Director as voted by the Sullivan Supply Inc., Best of the Barns contest. We’re so thankful for the guidance and excitement Amy Cowan brings to her role every day.


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


Youth Activities Internship and Ambassador Program Application Deadline
Feb. 1, 2023
Apply Today

Sale of Champions
Feb. 21, 2023

HYFA, NJHA and National Hereford Women Scholarship and Award Deadline
April 1, 2023
Apply Today