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Opportunity for Hereford Youth…Take Advantage Today.

The mission of the NJHA is to create and promote enthusiasm for the Hereford breed while providing opportunities through leadership, education and teamwork thus ensuring a brighter future for youth and the cattle industry.

Learn. Lead. Achieve.

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Junior National Hereford Expo

One of the largest junior breed shows in the U.S., the Junior National Hereford Expo is the highlight of the NJHA’s summer activities.

Faces of Leadership

The Faces of Leadership conference focuses on leadership development for NJHA members.

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An elite leadership opportunity for ages 18-21 focused on encouraging the development of personal leadership skills at an individual level.

NJHA Fed Steer Shootout

An industry-leading opportunity for NJHA members to gain industry education and experience.

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The Junior Hereford Show

The Junior Hereford Show encourages National Junior Hereford Association members to Learn. Lead. and Achieve. If you have an interest in Hereford cattle and improving yourself as a leader, producer or an individual, then this is meant for your ears. Check out our latest episode.

Hereford Headlines: Youth Edition


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 …


KANSAS CITY, Mo. – National Junior Hereford Association members took top honors in Stadium Arena during the National Western Stock Show (NWSS) junior Hereford show, Jan. 11, in Denver, Colo. Jerrod Arthur, Stillwater, Okla., sorted …


KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The hard work of National Junior Hereford Association members was on full display in the Sooner State at the 2024 Cattlemen’s Congress, Jan. 3. Judge Brian Fox, Fort Morgan, Colo., sorted the …

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Upcoming Events

Kentucky Beef Expo Junior Show

Louisville, KY





Desdemona, Texas


Scott City, Kan.

Maryland Hereford Assn. Preview Show

Gaithersburg, MD