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February 1, 2024

FEBRUARY HIGHLIGHTS 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 events of …


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 events of the summer start to come to the surface. For example, the BOLD Leadership conference, an elite leadership opportunity, will announce the accepted juniors for the 2024 program. This select group of Hereford juniors will gather in Desdemona, Texas, for leadership training and education on another level.

Additionally, the American Hereford Association (AHA) has launched its newly rebranded Website for the future and we cannot be more excited to continue providing all information and details for our junior members on this platform. Take the time to dive into the new Website and find all the information you are needing, both for your junior operation and to stay up to date on all things NJHA.


The Sale of Champions has been pushed back to March 20, happening on Sale Day Inc. The Sale of Champions is an opportunity for buyers to get access to unique lots featuring past Junior National Hereford Expo (JNHE) champions and opportunities during the 2024 JNHE. Proceeds from this sale go straight back to ensuring that the JNHE is funded each year and offering unique and memorable moments for junior Hereford members. Beyond the support of the JNHE, this sale allows you to continue to develop your own herd with genetics that are not traditionally available. Save the date, and keep watch for more information about the different lots.

25 grand drive to the weekend, where Hereford cattle roam freely in the fields.


To celebrate 25 years, it is only fitting to look ahead to the next 25 and sustaining the legacy of the Junior National Hereford Expo (JNHE). To commemorate this milestone, the Hereford Youth Foundation of America (HYFA) is offering special Grand Drive to 25 donor packages to all of our valued partners who make up the history and future of the JNHE.

We are so thankful for the first partners who who have helped kicked off the fundraising for the “Grand Daddy of ‘Em All.” A big thanks to Hoffman Ranch, Thedford, Neb., Stellpflug Cattle Co., LLC, Glenrock, Wyo., Grimmel Schaake Cattle Company, Manhattan, Kan., and Barnes Herefords, Cedartown, Ga., the first who have stepped up and pledged their support to the Grand Drive to 25.

The 2024 JNHE will be held in Grand Island, Neb., July 6-12, and we tip our hats to these generous donors. One year, two, three, four and five year packages are available and may be customized to fit each donor. Please contact Amy Cowan, acowan@hereford.org, or Bailey Clanton, bclanton@hereford.org, today to learn about The Grand Drive to 25 and pledge your annual support. Learn more HERE.

The 25th anniversary junior national herford exposition logo is a stunning representation of the event's rich history and accomplishments. It captures the essence of the junior herford community with its vibrant colors and intricate


The 2024 VitaFerm JNHE or the Grand Daddy of ‘Em All, will be in Grand Island, Neb., July 6-12. We are so excited to welcome Hereford families from across the country to join us for the event of the summer and a best of the barns caliber show.

Show rules and judges will be available soon, and a tentative schedule is available online. Additionally the rules for contests are available online and other information for both advisors and exhibitors. Make sure to look at the JNHE Resources page to find all details and information as we continue getting closer to the big event.


The 2024 VitaFerm JNHE wants to remind all steer exhibitors of the rule that was put in place last year that 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.”

It’s never to early to begin working with the labs on your steers DNA profile. Access your MyHerd account.


March 20, 2024
Sale Day