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



Letters from Junior Leaders in SG-USA 

By Landon Stem, Director, District 1

Happy February, juniors. I am Landon Stem from Anderson, Texas, and I currently serve as District 1 director for the National Junior Santa Gertrudis Association Board of Directors.

The 2019 show season is now in full swing, and we have several events that your hard-working NJSGA Board members will participate in. One great event on Feb. 8, 2019, is the Banners and Buckles Prospect Sale held in conjunction with the National Santa Gertrudis Show in Jackson, Miss. If you are in the market for a show calf, make sure to attend either online or in person. This sale has sold some champions; believe me, I know firsthand.

Also, the San Antonio Livestock Show and Rodeo begins Feb. 7 and runs through Feb. 24. This show offers tremendous scholarship opportunities.

As a junior member, I encourage everyone to get involved with Santa Gertrudis Breeders International (SGBI) and your area affiliates. You can be a member of more than one affiliate. I am involved with the Mid–Coast Santa Gertrudis Association and SGBI because of my strong heritage in the breed along with my family’s belief that Santa Gertrudis cattle are the best in the industry – Data Driven and Profit Proven. Don’t forget to take a moment to read Jerome Urbanosky’s President’s Letter on page X. He’s my grandfather. See you on the road.