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Hereford Juniors Artfully Compete in National Photo and Poster Contests

July 13, 2023

MADISON, Wis. – Division-topping Hereford juniors recognized for their  placings in the photo and poster contests at the 2023 VitaFerm® Junior National Hereford Expo (JNHE), “Mad Dash to the Hereford Bash,” on July 12 in Madison, Wis. 

Promotional poster 

Young people compete with posters created to promote the 2023 JNHE. Posters are judged for creativity, originality, personal design and hardwork. The promotional poster competition is sponsored by the National Junior Hereford Association (NJHA). 


  1. Ava Doig, St. Paul, Ind. 
  2. Lily Beissel, Hampton, Minn. 
  3. Cooper Acheson, Wichita, Kan.


  1. Briley Fix, Shelbyville, Ind.
  2. Brynn Kirkpatrick, Olympia, Wash. 
  3. Ella Crane, LaSalle, Ill.



The photo contest helps NJHA members develop their photography skills through the creative spirit they find looking through the lens of a camera. Each age division is divided into two categories: Hereford cattle and Hereford people. Photo contest entries were submitted prior to the JNHE and judged by a panel of experts in their respective categories. The NJHA and Hereford Publications Inc. co-sponsor the photography contest. 


Hereford cattle 

  1. Crayton Chapman, Seneca, Ill. 
  2. Blaze Edwards, May, Texas
  3. Brecken Eatherton, Castle Rock, Wash.. 

Hereford people

  1. Blaze Edwards, May, Texas
  2. Brecken Eatherton, Castle Rock, Wash. 
  3. Caroline Wagner, Hull, Iowa


Hereford cattle 

  1. Kane Grace, Humboldt, S.D.
  2. Lexi Schmidt, Blue Rapids, Kan.
  3. Caroline Lee, Wellington, Ill.

Hereford people 

  1. Quinn Breiner, Pratt, Kan.
  2. Kane Grace, Humboldt, S.D.
  3. Josie Beltz, Canton, Kan.


Hereford cattle 

  1. Nolan Lee, Wellington, Ill.
  2. Gavin Rhode, Stewartsville, Mo.
  3. Emily Troyer, Pylesville, Mass. 

Hereford people 

  1. Brenna Bartlow, Monticello, Ill. 
  2. Gracie Campbell, Midland, Va.
  3. Nolan Lee, Wellington, Ill.


Hereford cattle 

  1. Cady Pieper, Zurich, Kan.
  2. Hailey Keller, Portland, Ore.
  3. Molly Biggs, Dixon, Ill 

Hereford people 

  1. Samantha Wallace, Kansas, Ohio
  2. Ashlee DeMolles, Bridgewater, Ma.
  3. Molly Biggs, Dixon, Ill. 


Exhibitors from 38 states plus Canada, plan to participate in the JNHE, “Mad Dash to the Hereford Bash,” July 8-14. More than 500 NJHA members are excited to participate in educational and leadership programs throughout the week-long event. Contests range from the future professionals contest and  Hereford bowl to cattle judging and fitting. The  Hereford Youth Foundation of America (HYFA) supports these educational and scholarship opportunities.


The 2023 VitaFerm®Junior National Hereford Expo, Mad Dash to the Hereford Bash, was sponsored in part by BioZyme Inc., St. Joseph, Mo. The National Junior Hereford Association (NJHA) is one of the most active junior programs in the country with more than 4,000 members. The NJHA’s mission is to create and promote enthusiasm for the breed while providing opportunities through leadership, education and teamwork. For more information about the NJHA, visit