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.


Attention Juniors!  When you are selecting your heifers for summer shows, please make sure that they meet the minimum requirements of the Santa Gertrudis Breed Standards. Read this information fully to assist you in your selection.


2017 Officers & Directors

Saige Combs - Texas - At Large - President

Taylor Terry - Texas - District 1 - Vice President 

Whitney Fuller - Texas - District 1 - Secretary

Harrison Kimble - Texas - District 1 - Treasurer

Will McDaniel - Georgia - At Large

Patrick Daniel - Arkansas - District 2

Casey Pitchford - Texas - At Large

Ryan Hess- Texas - At Large

Jordan Hess - Texas - At Large

JD Chism - Mississippi - District 3

Abbie Edenfield - Florida - District 4

Camila Cantu - Texas -District 1

Shelby Ferguson - Texas - District 1

Caydi Blaha - Texas - District 1

Heather Stenson - Texas - District 1


Not Pictured: JD Chism


2017-2018 Queen and Princess

Queen :: Hadley Brooks :: Krum, Texas

Princess :: Kalli Kimble :: Kingsbury, 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.


2018 National Santa Gertrudis Junior Show Online Entry Form


2018 National Jr. Santa Gertrudis Show Packet


2018 SGBI Junior Board of Directors Election Form/Rules & Regulations


2018 National Santa Gertrudis Youth Foundation Scholarship Checklist


2018 National Santa Gertrudis Youth Foundation SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION


2018 National Jr. Santa Gertrudis Board of Directors Application


2018 National Jr. Santa Gertrudis Show Queen, Princess & Brain Bowl Form


2017 National Jr. Santa Gertrudis Heifer Show Results


2016 National Jr. Santa Gertrudis Heifer Show Results



Letter from Junior Leaders in SG-USA 


By Cami Cantu, District 1 Director

“America’s original beef breed” has been overlooked for many years. Recently, the Santa Gertrudis breed has grown not only in the show ring, but also in the cattle industry. Without promotion of our beloved beef breed, our recent growth would have not been possible.

With todays’ technology, we have not only been able to promote our breed across our country, but we have also been able to reach an international audience. With publications such as Santa Gertrudis USA, we are able to promote not only our breed, but the breeders that make Santa Gertrudis Breeders International possible. Other forms of promotion include websites, social media, state shows and grass roots efforts.

The emergence of social media has led to an increasingly connected world where interested parties no longer have to physically be present to add to their herd. Social media and websites are a useful tool for any cattle breeder, whether they are looking to expand their herd or sell to clients.

Although an online presence is important, we can’t forget to go back to our roots and promote our breed through word of mouth. The first step to growing our breed could be by growing your own local affiliate. Sometimes, it’s as simple as telling one new person at cattle show about the Santa Gertrudis breed and the quality that it can add to their herd.  The bottom line is that the future of our breed relies on existing breeders to promote our beloved breed. What will you do to get the word out there?