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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


KANSAS CITY, Mo. — “It’s about doing the little things that lead to the championship and empowering others around us, so that when we rise, we raise everyone around us.” World champion rodeo athlete Tyson …


APRIL HIGHLIGHTS The National Junior Hereford Association (NJHA) is making preparations the “Grand Daddy of ‘Em All,” this summer in Grand Island, Neb. A record-breaking Sale of Champions has positioned the 2024 Junior National Hereford …


KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Hereford family legacies and champion genetics highlighted the record-setting Hereford Sale of Champions, which raised $100,000 for the 25th VitaFerm® Junior National Hereford Expo (JNHE). This year’s JNHE — The Grand …

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Upcoming Events

Maryland Hereford Assn. Preview Show

Gaithersburg, MD




Perry, GA




Grand Island, Neb.


Fort Worth, Texas