Purpose & Objectives of NJSGA


The National Junior Santa Gertrudis Association (NJSGA) works to improve the quality of the Santa Gertrudis breed by developing the cooperation, responsibility and leadership of America’s youth. The association encourages educational opportunities for NJSGA members, and provides increased opportunities for fellowship with others involved in the Santa Gertrudis breed and the cattle industry in general.


2015 Officers & Directors

Will McDaniel - President, At Large

Casey Pitchford - Vice President 1

Reagan Ruddock - Secretary, District 1

McRae Clay- Treasurer, District 3

Cade Burks - District 1

Harrison Kimble- District 1

Seth Lyness - District 1

Hollyann Roach - District 1

Morgan Bennett - District 2

Caroline Creech - District 4

Marli Cantu - At Large

Patrick Daniel - At Large

Taylor Hampton - At Large

Colt Sherrill - At Large




2015-2016 Queen and Princess

Queen :: McRae Clay :: Madison, Mississippi

Princess :: Hadley Brooks :: Krum, Texas




NJSGA is one of the top junior programs in the beef industry, with more than 400 active junior members from 14 states. It has active participation from all juniors, not only in exhibiting livestock but also in leadership contests such as public speaking, brain bowl and livestock judging.


The juniors are responsible young adults who know the meaning of competition, hard work, sportsmanship, andespecially friendship and family, and they are the future leaders of the beef industry. The experiences gained by individuals in this junior program are invaluable.


Founded in 1979, NJSGA is open to all young people under the age of 21. Members are issued a herd number, membership card, and one free subscription to the official publication of SGBI.


Junior members are entitled to all the services of SGBI, which include registration, recordkeeping, transfers, classification, grading-up program, Total Performance Program, promotion, and stock show and field day representation.


The membership is managed by its own board of directors, with five At-Large positions that are elected from the junior’s general membership. The remaining ten positions come from the districts. These districts are divided based on the membership in that area. The board is governed by the constitution and by-laws of the NJSGA.


2015 National Jr. Santa Gertrudis Heifer Show Results


2014 National Jr. Santa Gertrudis Heifer Show Results



January 2016 Santa Gertrudis USA Magazine:


By Caroline Creech, District 4 Director


Hey y’all! I hope I find everybody rested up from a great Thanksgiving and Christmas spent with family, loved ones, and of course some red cattle! I also hope that everybody is starting off to a great New Year. We are now beginning a long stretch of major stock shows including gearing up for the National Open Show that takes place this month in Ft. Worth, Texas. This month’s magazine is the herd sire issue. As young cattle producers we should be trying to produce good bulls that could potentially be used on our heifers that we are raising and exhibiting at shows….(Read more here)


By Seth Lyness, District 1 Director


Howdy Juniors! My name is Seth Lyness and although I am a new member to the National Junior Board of Directors, I am anything but new to the Santa Gertrudis breed. I have grown up around Santa Gertrudis cattle and I have learned a lot about the breed and how to manage a herd. Honestly, in my opinion, one of the most important parts of raising a successful herd of pure bred or cross bred cattle is choosing the right herd sire. The cold hard fact is, there is almost no other way to successfully manage a large herd….(Read more here)