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April 1, 2023


The National Junior Hereford Association (NJHA) is making the Mad Dash to the Hereford Bash this summer and has already started with the Mad Dash to the Semen Sale. Proceeds from this sale will got to the 2023 Junior National Hereford Expo (JNHE), held in Madison, Wis., July 8-16.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, make sure to apply for the Spring Hereford Youth Foundation of America (HYFA) scholarship application due on April 1, and other awards that will be presented at the JNHE. The month of April will continue the momentum that began with the second ever BOLD Leadership Conference, and will host the NJHA Fed Steer Shootout Field Day, April 15, in Scott City, Kan. Make sure to RSVP today.

Stay tuned for applications for the NJHA Board of Directors to go live this month and the JNHE contest submissions to be available in the month of April. All of this is leading to the biggest Bash of the summer!


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: 2023 JNHE Rules & Regulations

Access the most Frequently Asked Question’s about the 2023 JNHE, here, 2023 JNHE FAQ’s


We’re making a Mad Dash to the Spring Semen Sale! This sale is generously made possible by C&L Hereford Ranch, who are cleaning out their tank to benefit Hereford youth. All proceeds go to supporting the 2023 Junior National Hereford Expo. Take a look at the listings that are open on Sale Day Auctions, and close April 3.
Download the Sale Day App on your phone now and create your account, or go visit the website today!


Communications and planning for the biggest event of the summer will continue to grow. Make sure that you fill out your new member forms, or membership renewals, before April 10, to be on the mailing list for the Spring Advantage newsletter, sharing all details of this NJHA season.
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NJHA Fed Steer Shootout Field Day RSVP Deadline
April 1, 2023
RSVP Today

2023 Spring HYFA Scholarship Deadline
April 1, 2023
Apply Today

2023 All Grades Prospect Award Application Deadline
April 1, 2023
Apply Today

2023 Junior Golden Bull Award Application Deadline
April 1, 2023
Apply Today

NJHA Fed Steer Shootout Field Day
April 15, 2023
Tentative Schedule


Washington State Spring Show | Chehalis, Wash.
May 5-7, 2023

The Big East | West Springfield, Mass.
May 5-7, 2023

Maryland Junior Hereford Preview Show | Gaithersburg, Ma.
May 6-7, 2023

Kentucky State Show | Winchester, Ky.
May 26-27, 2023

Jersey Fresh Jackpot & Junior Show | Augusta, N.J.
May 26-28, 2023

Kansas Junior Show | Manhattan, Kan.
May 26-28, 2023