Category: NJHA

Barber, Effling Win VitaFerm® Junior National Hereford Expo Steer Show

July 20, 2020

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Aidyn Barber, Channing, Texas, showed the grand champion steer and Chesney Effling, Highmore, S.D., exhibited the reserve grand champion steer, July 14, at the 2020 VitaFerm® Junior National Hereford Expo (JNHE) in Kansas City, Mo. The steer show was sponsored by Upstream Ranch, Taylor, Neb. Judge Drew Perez, Canyon, Texas, sorted […]


New NJHA Board Members Elected in the Maroon Jacket

July 20, 2020

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Four National Junior Hereford Association (NJHA) members were elected to the National Junior Hereford Association (NJHA) board of directors at the 2020 VitaFerm® Junior National Hereford Expo (JNHE) July 10-15 in Kansas City, Mo. JW Cox, Flemingsburg, Ky.; Lauren McMillan, Tiskilwa, Ill.; Ralston Ripp, Kearney, Neb.; and Libby Ruston, Waverly, Tenn., […]


2020 Junior Herdsman of the Year Finalists

July 12, 2020

Each year, four outstanding junior herdsmen are nominated for the prestigious Junior Herdsman of the Year award. The 2020 Junior Herdsman of the year award goes to Parker Cantrell, Oklahoma. Read more about Parker and the rest of the herdsman nominees below. Parker Cantrell, Oklahoma Hailing from Collinsville, Okla., 21-year-old Parker Cantrell is the son […]


Enriching Experiences, Great New Friends and a Taste of Culture

May 13, 2020

by Tyler Allan, Junior Hereford Member The Young Breeders Competition in New Zealand provided me with enriching experiences, great new friends and a taste of culture previously unknown to me. Upon arriving at the World Hereford Conference, my teammates and I were anxious and nervous about meeting people from different countries. We weren’t the only […]


Proud to be Essential

May 5, 2020

by Bailey Morrell, NJHA Director What a strange world we currently live in. After the COVID-19 outbreak in the United States, my life changed quite a bit. One day I was studying for midterms at Colorado State University, getting ready for a short spring break because I was assistant chairman for the Green & Gold […]


World Hereford Conference – What I Learned

April 30, 2020

by Rylee Rae Barber, NJHA Vice Chairman The World Hereford Conference was an experience of a lifetime. From the breathtaking views to the world-renowned speakers, this trip will be unforgettable. The conference was designed to educate Hereford cattle producers as well as provide fellowship for all of the attendees, but I walked away with so […]


Hereford World Experience

April 16, 2020

by Abigail Spindle, NJHA Fundraising Chair This spring, several members of Team Hereford traveled half way across the world to New Zealand for the World Hereford Conference and Young Breeders Competition. We are all extremely grateful for the opportunity to experience such a unique place and learn about Herefords and agriculture. Throughout all of our […]


Team USA Takes Third Place in Young Breeders Competition

April 10, 2020

Kansas City, Mo — Team USA traveled to Queenstown, New Zealand, to compete in the Young Breeders Competition during the 2020 World Hereford Conference, Mar. 7–13. Abigail Spindle, Stanley, N.M.; Taylor Belle Matheny, Mays Lick, Ky.; Tyler Allan, Schulenburg, Texas; and Keayla Harr, Jeromesville, Ohio, were the four National Junior Hereford Association (NJHA) members representing […]


Something to Look Forward to

April 9, 2020

by Luke Daniels, National Junior Hereford Association (NJHA) Director NJHA’s very own, Amy Cowan, said it best, “It’s the start of a new month… with that comes green grass, new life on the ranch, and lots of hope.” These are trying times we face as young breeders, in a world full of chaos that seems […]


An Adventure of a Lifetime

April 2, 2020

by Hannah Williams, NJHA Communications Chair As my time as a National Junior Hereford Association (NJHA) member and board director winds down, I reflect on all of the opportunities, scholarships and memories the association has provided me. I am truly grateful to be a part of such an amazing organization and family. This past year, […]