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.


2018 Officers & Directors

President -Taylor Terry - Texas - District 1

Vice President - Harrison Kimble - Texas - District 1

Secretary - Shelby Ferguson- Texas - District 1 

Treasurer- Ryan Hess - Texas - At-large

Caydi Blaha - Texas - District 1 

Heather Stenson - Texas - At-large

Landon Stem - Texas - District 1 

Taylor Janssen - Texas - District 1

Hadley Brooks - Texas - At-large

Kalli Kimble - Texas - At large

Erin Kaye Daniel - Arkansas- District 2

JD Chism - Mississippi - District 3

Kelsie Edenfield - Florida -  District 4 

Leighton McCulley - Mississippi -At-large



2018-2019 Queen and Princess

Queen :: Abbie Edenfield :: Altha, Florida

Princess :: Kenley Kincannon :: West Columbia, 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.


2019 National Jr. Santa Gertrudis Female Show Class Breaks


2019 National Jr. Santa Gertrudis Show Special Classes


2018 National Jr. Santa Gertrudis Heifer Show Results


2017 National Jr. Santa Gertrudis Heifer Show Results


2016 National Jr. Santa Gertrudis Heifer Show Results



Letter from Junior Leaders in SG-USA 


By JD Chism, District 3 Director

Greetings from the Magnolia State! I am JD Chism, your District 3 National Junior Santa Gertrudis Association (NJSGA) director. The junior Board has had an extremely busy summer and fall. We had our junior retreat in Amarillo, Texas, followed by a very productive meeting at the State Fair of Texas. I also had the pleasure of exhibiting and visiting the District 6 show and sale in Richmond, Ind. It was so much fun, and everyone was so hospitable.

We have been busy, as well, with cattle shows across my home state. Our state fair had one of our largest junior Santa Gertrudis shows in several years. I am very proud that we are experiencing a lot of growth in my home state in respect to junior exhibitors, and purebred and commercial Santa Gertrudis cattle.

As I was looking through the numerous fall sale catalogs, I was pleased to see the progress our breeders have made in their cattle, both phenotypically and genetically. In the long run, this will add to the bottom line for us all. The buyers I have seen at sales are an even mixture of returning and new buyers. Breeders from all breeds are noticing what our “Gerts” have to offer their commercial and crossbred operations.

A lot of this breed is the love of the hobby, but in the end, it always comes down to business and finance. Good sales and great promotions are huge assets to the business side in the industry we love. In return, they continue to push the finances of red cattle into the black.

I am very excited that the National Show is returning to my state. Our fairgrounds works hard with our breeders to make it easy to check in and unload, as well as ensure a smooth departure. We are also proud to host the Banners and Buckles Haltered Sale in conjunction with our show. I hope to meet as many of you as I can and reconnect with everyone who will be in attendance. See y’all there!