Juniors


About

NALJA

The purpose of the North American Limousin Junior Association is to develop knowledgeable, motivated beef industry leaders, while promoting the Limousin breed through fellowship, leadership and education.

A one-time membership fee and an annual activity fee opens NALJA membership to anyone age 21 and younger. NALJA members enjoy special member rates on all registrations and other NALF services, receive the NALJA News newsletter, and take part in setting the direction of NALJA through an annual meeting.

NALJA members may participate in NALJA leadership conferences – such as the POWER conference – as well as the national junior show and regional shows during the summer.

Shows

NALJA sponsors 3 regional shows – Eastern, Western, and Heartland, and the national junior show – National Junior Limousin Show & Congress.

NALJA Awards

NALJA Honorary Member

Description

Each year state the NALJA Junior Board selects an individual or family that encompasses the NALJA Association’s purpose to develop knowledgeable, motivated beef industry leaders, while promoting the Limousin breed through fellowship, leadership, and education.

2017 NALJA Honorary Member

Jordan Straight Muxfeldt, Logan, Iowa

Past NALJA Honorary Members

Dick O’Brien Junior Herdsman Award

Description

Each year state junior advisors nominate National Junior Limousin Show & Congress exhibitors for the O’Brien Award to recognize a superior job of caring for animals, interacting with others, meeting the public and demonstrating maturity. First presented in 1996, the award honors the memory of Limousin enthusiast Dick O’Brien. This award is based upon the leadership that has been exhibited through their Limousin and other various activities.

Dick O’Brien Junior Herdsman Nomination Letter

POWER Conference

 

POWER logo

The North American Limousin Junior Association and the American Gelbvieh Junior Association team up to host the biannual POWER conference for Limousin and Gelbvieh junior members.

POWER stands for Peers Organizing Winning Effective Results

This 4-day leadership conference is open to members of both junior associations, ages 14-21 as of January 1. It includes leadership workshops, motivational speakers, and industry tours.

The focus of the conference is to increase the young leaders’ knowledge of the industry and organization, build leadership skills, and strengthen relationships between the next generation of the Gelbvieh and Limousin breeds.

Find the POWER Conference on Facebook.

 

The POWER conference will not be held in 2018 due to the International Limousin Congress. If you have any questions, contact Katie Campbell.

Previous POWER Conference Locations

2016 POWER “Forging Friendships in the Flint Hills
August 4-7  –  Manhattan, Kansas

2014 POWER “Continental Undivided”
August 7-10  –  Denver, Colorado

NALJA News

NALJA News is a bi-annual – Summer and Winter – printed newsletter for NALJA members. This newsletter is the source of information for junior shows, events, programs, and information.

 

Current

Summer 2018

 

Archives 

Winter 2017

Summer 2017

Winter 2016

Summer 2016

Winter 2015

Summer 2015

 

 

Contests

Satellite Events

NALJA offers various satellite events during the National Junior Limousin Show & Congress to build leadership skills and increase education of Limousin cattle. Entries for contests such as photography, state poster, and magazine advertisement are submitted prior to the national junior show. Other contests including judging, public speaking, team fitting, and cow camp are held throughout the week of the show.

Junior members must enter for satellite events by entry deadlines prior to the national junior show.

2018 NJLSC State Satellite Events

Individual Sweepstakes Rules

State Sweepstakes Rules

Individual Contests

Judging Contest

This contest tests the evaluation skills of NALJA members. There will be no oral reasons but there will be 2 question classes.

Divisions

Novice, Junior, Intermediate, and Senior as described under Individual Sweepstakes Points. There also will be an Adult division.

Registration

All contestants must pre-register by June 1 using the standard entry form. If not pre-registered, exhibitors entering late will judge in the Adult division.

Rules

  1. A team shall consist of the top three scores from each state in any age division (excluding Adult) making up the team. No individual may be on more than one team.
  2. There will be four cattle classes (2 classes for novice division); contestants will have 8 minutes to evaluate each class. Two classes will have 5 questions each (50 points possible) to be used as a tiebreaker. Classes may have performance data and a scenario. There will be no written or oral reasons on any class.
  3. While the contest is in progress, there will be no talking among contestants. Contestants may not talk to anyone else except the group leader. Violation will result in disqualification.

Magazine Advertisement Contest

This contest allows NALJA members the ability to design a magazine advertisement to promote the Limousin breed and Limousin activities.

Divisions

Novice, Junior, Intermediate, and Senior as described under Individual Sweepstakes Points.

Registration

Competitors must deliver their entries to the appropriate table by the end of check-in on Sunday, July 15. All contestants must pre-register by June 1 using the standard entry form. If not pre-registered, late entry will be accepted at check-in for a fee of $100 (fee is per exhibitor not per event). NALJA members not attending the show may compete by completing the entry form and must submit their entries to the NALF office no later than June 1. NALJA will display the advertisements throughout the NJLS&C.

Rules

  1. Each contestant is to design a magazine advertisement that meets the topic specified for the current year’s contest. The advertisement can be no larger than 8.5 by 11 inches. Exhibitors must print their name, address and satellite-event age division on the back of their entry.
  2. Novice entries must be handmade and not computer generated. Junior entries may be handmade or computer generated. Intermediate and senior entries must be computer generated. Contestants should laminate their advertisements or cover them with clear contact paper.
  3. One entry per contestant.
  4. Topics for the contest follow:

Novice: 2018 NJLSC
Junior: 2018 NJLSC
Intermediate: Promote any single animal
Senior: Promote any ranch, program, or sale

Score Sheet

Photography Contest

This contest tests the evaluation skills of NALJA members. There will be no oral reasons but there will be 2 question classes.

Divisions

Novice, Junior, Intermediate, and Senior as described under Individual Sweepstakes Points. There also will be an Adult division.

Registration

Competitors must deliver their entries to the appropriate table by the end of check-in on Sunday, July 15. All contestants must pre-register by June 1 using the standard entry form. If not preregistered, late entries will be accepted at check-in for a fee of $100 (fee is per exhibitor not per event). NALJA members not attending the show may submit their entries to the North American Limousin Foundation (NALF) office no later than June 1.

Rules

  1. ONE ENTRY PER CONTESTANT.
  2. Photos may be black and white or color. They must be 8 by 10 inches. All entries must be mounted on foam board, no matting or framing allowed. The exhibitor’s name, address and satellite-event age division must be on the back of the entry. Photos cannot be altered or digitally enhanced in any way. No text is allowed on the photo or photo mat.
  3. Photos become the property of NALJA and NALF. By entering, participants agree that photos may be used in publications and promotions.

Score Sheet

Public Speaking Contest

This contest allows NALJA members to become familiar with the art of photography.

Divisions

Novice, Junior, Intermediate, and Senior as described under Individual Sweepstakes Points.

Registration

All contestants must pre-register by June 1 using the standard entry form. If not preregistered, late entries will be accepted check-in in for a fee of $100 (fee is per exhibitor not per event).

Rules

  1. At the time of the contest, each contestant must turn in three cards with the contestant’s name and the topic of the speech.
  2. Speeches must pertain to the beef industry. Visual aids are limited to physical charts, etc. No slides, overheads or any other electrical aids will be allowed.
  3. Contestants will be evaluated on content, presentation, creativity, and answers to questions.
  4. Time Limits are as follows:

Novice: not to exceed 5 minutes
Junior: not to exceed 5 minutes
Intermediate: 5 to 7 minutes
Senior: 7 to 10 minutes

Score Sheet

Showmanship

This contest is judged based on a NALJA member’s ability to control and present their animal to the best of their ability.

Divisions

Novice, Junior, Intermediate, and Senior as described under Individual Sweepstakes Points. Classes will be split after check-in and will be posted Sunday evening.

Registration

All contestants must pre-register by June 1 using the standard entry form. If not preregistered, late entries will be accepted at check-in for a fee of $100 (fee is per exhibitor not per event).

Rules

  1. Exhibitors must show their own animals who are entered in the show.
  2. First round heats will be sorted by age and posted on Sunday afternoon. Secondary heats may be used at the judge’s discretion. Ten finalists will compete for champion showman in each division.
  3. No animals should be fitted. The ring will NOT be split for showmanship. Seniors will show first followed by intermediate, junior and novice. The top ten senior finalists will return 30 minutes after the conclusion of the novice, junior and intermediate divisions. Seniors will have 30 minutes to fit their own animals, which will be wet down before the contest. After fitting the animals, the contestants will show them.
  4. Individuals who have won a division are no longer eligible to compete in that division. Past novice, junior and intermediate showmanship winners must advance to an older division.
  5. Exhibitors must wear the official show shirt and official showmanship number during the contest.
  6. Any substitution of deviation will be at the discretion of the NALJA board and its advisors.

Carcass Contest

This contest allows NALJA members to evaluate their breeding and feeding program in the production of meat. It provides contestants the opportunity to study and correlate live animal characteristics with those desired in a carcass.

Divisions

All Progress steers will compete in the same division

Registration

30 minutes after the selection of the Champion Lim-Flex Female. All steers will be brought back to a central chute to be ultra-sounded.

Rules

  1. All steers shown in the Progress Steer division are eligible to participate and they will be automatically entered. Each exhibitor has the option to opt out of the contest.
  2. Steers will be ultra-sounded and placed based on their calculated carcass value ($/cwt) with total carcass value used to break ties. The grid is based on the week’s prior USDA market report.

2018 Official Pricing Grid

Tenderfoot

The NALJA Tenderfoot Program was designed to provide first-time NJLSC exhibitors with a go-to contact during NJLSC. This provides NALJA members an opportunity to share their past experiences with younger members and allows juniors of all ages to interact with juniors from different states.

Registration

Participation is strongly encouraged. Registration will be held at the NJLSC check-in. Pairings will be announced at the beginning of the Tenderfoot Program.

Scholarships

NALJA and the Limi Boosters offer four scholarship programs for junior members pursuing higher education. These scholarships are presented at the NJLSC. Applications are due May 15.

 

Limi Boosters Donna Etherton National Scholarship

Sponsored by the Limi Boosters, selection for the Donna Etherton scholarships are based on scholastic excellence, demonstrated leadership, citizenship, financial need, and participation in 4-H, FFA, and Limousin junior activities.

Limi Boosters Donna Etherton Scholarship Application

 

Leonard and Vi Wulf Scholarship

The Leonard and Vi Wulf Scholarship is awarded to financially support the educational pursuits of young Limousin enthusiasts who possess upstanding character, perseverance, work ethic, ingenuity, and demonstrated scholastic achievement, consistent with the values endeared by the Wulf family. This scholarship is funded with income generated from the honorary fund established at the time of Leonard Wulf’s induction into the North American Limousin Foundation Hall of Fame. It’s further supported by the generosity of the Wulf family.

Leonard and Vi Wulf Scholarship Application – Downloads as a Word doc.

 

NALJA Award of Excellence Scholarships

NALJA sponsors the Award of Excellence scholarships. These $750 scholarships are awarded to support Limousin enthusiasts who have proven excellence in Limousin activities as well as leadership skills demonstrated in NALJA, 4-H, FFA, and other endeavors. They are selected based on their hands-on experience shown by a detailed report of management practices used within the applicant’s own herd as well as their ability to set and achieve worthy goals.

NALJA Award of Excellence Scholarships – Downloads as a Word doc.

 

Limi Know

Welcome to Limi Know!

Limi Know is the newly created NALJA blog!

Follow this blog to get a more in-depth look at the NALJA program and to keep up with all of our activities throughout the year.
Stay tuned as we update you on what 2018 has been like for us so far!

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7.26.18 – ILC Visits Fillmore Ranch and Olympic Training Center

7.25.18 – ILC Technical Session Day

7.24.18 – ILC Takes On Cheyenne Frontier Days

7.23.18 – Full day for ILC Attendees

7.22.18 – ILC Visits Magness Land and Cattle

7.12.18 – 2018 Western Regional Exposition

7.11.18 – Junior Board Spotlight: Hannah Zieglar

7.7.18 – Junior Board Spotlight: Lindsey Gulottla

7.4.18 – Unconventional Show Box Item

7.2.18 – Scholarship Winner Spotlight

6.29.18 – Junior Board Spotlight: Katie Hurt

6.27.18 – Junior Board Spotlight: Aaron Linhart

6.26.18 – Start Preparing for Cow Camp

6.25.18 – Scholarship Winner Spotlight

6.22.18 – Junior Board Spotlight: Brooke Falk

6.21.18 – Great Times at Eastern Regionals

6.20.18 – Junior Board Spotlight: Dominic Ruppert

6.18.18 – Scholarship Winner Spotlight

6.15.18 – Junior Board Spotlight: Randa Taylor

6.13.18 – Junior Board Spotlight: Callie Hicks

6.12.18 – 2018 Heartland Regional Show Recap

6.11.18 – Scholarship Winner Spotlight

6.8.18 – Junior Board Spotlight

4.20.18 – NALJA Board of Directors Attend Youth Beef Industry Congress

4.11.18 – Blaze a Trail to Phoenix, NCBA Convention

4.9.18 – Herdsman of the Year

3.19.18 – Thanks for Your Support!

State Advisor

Increasing communication with state advisors is a current goal of NALJA. State association junior advisors are asked to send your contact information to Katie Campbell, NALF director of activities.

2018 NJLSC Individual Satellite Event Rules

Individual Sweepstakes Rules

State Sweepstakes Rules

Dick O’Brien Junior Herdsman Award

State Contests

Cow Camp

2018 Cow Camp Information and Study Guide

This contest judges NALJA member’s understanding of the Limousin breed, general beef industry topics, knowledge of NALF and NALJA. This is a team event.

Divisions

Junior (13 and under), Senior (14 and over).

Registration

A team consists of three or four individuals. Teams are registered by their state advisors at 12:00 pm Sunday, July 15.

Rules

  1. Only participation points will be awarded to participating teams
  2. Juniors will have a chance to test their ability in a number of production areas. This may include The History of Limousin in North America – available from the NALF office for $29.50, Beef Resource Handbook, Limousin Today, www.nalf.org; current beef industry events, all participants should also be prepared to tie a rope halter and be prepared to answer production questions.
  3. Stations will be set up with a time limit for each station. Each team will perform certain tasks at a station and be scored accordingly.
  4. The top two teams in each division after the preliminary round will advance to the finals on Thursday, July 19, at 4 p.m.

State Poster Contest

This contest allows state associations to promote the Limousin breed, their state association, and their juniors.

Divisions

All states will compete in the same division.

Registration

Each state must deliver its entry to the check-in table by the end of check-in on Sunday, July 15. States without members attending the show may submit their entries to the NALF office no later than June 1. NALJA will display the boards throughout the NJLS&C.

Rules

  1. The tri-fold display must be 36 inches tall, have a 24-inch center and 12-inch flaps on each side.
  2. Each display should promote or highlight the state’s junior association and programs. The display should fit the theme of the current NJLS&C, “Christmas in July” All materials must be attached to the board. The use of computer-generated graphics will be allowed. The states name and contact representative must be printed on the back of the display.
  3. One entry per state.
  4. Displays become the property of NALJA and NALF. By entering, states agree that the display may be used for any publication or promotion.
  5. The state display contest will count toward state sweepstakes points.

Score Sheet

Team Fitting

This contest allows state teams to showcase the fitting skills of NALJA members. Teams are judged based off of their teamwork, effective use of fitting products, the participation of each team member and overall final presentation of the animal.

Divisions

All states will compete in the same division.

Registration

Teams are registered by their state advisors at 12:00 p.m. Sunday, July 15.

Rules

  1. All contestants must be members of both NALJA and the state association they are representing
  2. Teams will consist of four members with a least one member from each of the junior, intermediate and senior divisions as described in the Individual Sweepstakes Points. If a state has 21 or more junior members (based on the count of juniors checked in), NALJA will allow two teams. NALJA will allow states with fewer than 21 juniors one team. If a state does not have enough members to make a team, it may form a team with another state’s members if that state does not have a team in the contest already.
  3. NALJA will allow substitutions among teams members as follows:
    a) A junior team member may substitute for an intermediate or senior team member.
    b) An intermediate team member may substitute for a senior team member.
    c) Seniors may not substitute for another age division.
  4. A two or three person panel will judge the team fitting contest.
  5. Each team must provide the following:
    a) Its own animal for fitting. A heifer, bull, steer or cow may be used.
    b) All supplies needed, including a chute, blower, clippers, adhesive, etc.
  6. A contest official will spray each animal with water before the contest begins.
  7. Each team will get 30 minutes to fit its animal. If the number of entries warrants it, there may be two heats so the judges have enough time to evaluate all of the teams thoroughly and fairly. In the case, they will select one overall winner from both heats.
  8. When the time has expired, one team member will parade the animal before the judges.
  9. After the judging, the judges will make comments and announce the winner.

State Herdsmanship

This contest will judge states based on the neatness of their stalling area and cattle area as well as the creativity of the NJLSC them. The purpose of this contest is to promote cooperation, teamwork, pride and enthusiasm among a state’s junior organization.

Divisions

After check-in, NALJA will assign the states to one of two categories (large or small) based on the number of cattle each state checks in.

Registration

The herdsmanship judging begins Monday, July 16, at 8 a.m. and continues through noon Friday, July 20.

Rules

  1. States will be judged throughout the aforementioned period.
  2. Judging for state herdsmanship will be based on the following criteria: a) General neatness and tidiness each exhibitor’s area within each state’s area; b) How well the state maintains its alley; c) How well all exhibitors from a state maintain their cattle; d) Creativity of aisle theme and décor.
  3. Any state that has a decoration display beyond standard cattle equipment occupying stall or aisle space will be disqualified.
  4. Any state that violates the official show rules or barn rules will be disqualified.
  5. Points will go to each division winner and will count toward the final point total for the state sweepstakes award.

Score Sheet

Limi Boosters Cook-Off Contest

This event is sponsored by the Limi-Boosters group and gives states an opportunity to educate the crowd about Limousin beef while performing a skit.

Divisions

There will be one division for juniors and one for adults

Registration

Each Cook-Off team must submit its roster and a typed copy of its recipe by May 15 to Mary Booth, (981) 533-5518, PO Box 1172, Miami, OK, 74355.

Rules

  1. Teams may have 2 to 4 speaking parts and there is no limit to the number of junior members participating in the contest. There is no limit to the number of teams from any state.
  2. All entries must use beef in the recipes. All entries will be evaluated on showmanship (education/theme) and recipe (appeal/taste/appearance).
  3. Cooks may begin preparation any time they deem necessary on contest day to be ready for judging at the designated time.
  4. In keeping with the “fun” aspect of this contest, contestants are encouraged to choose a theme, dress accordingly and serve the beef in a manner keeping with that theme. Participants should use imagination and creativity in choosing a theme and serving the finished dish in that style. Teams will have a five-minute time limit in which to present and serve the dish.
  5. Points will be awarded for the cook-off in the sweepstakes competition. Only the top placing team from each state will receive points. Cash prizes awarded to at least the top two placing teams. Limi Boosters reserve the right to add additional cash prizes for additional placings.
  6. All entries must include a typed copy of the recipe.

Recipe Criteria (60% of score)

  1. Quality of meat preparation.
  2. Family & consumer appeal (serving suggestions).
  3. Overall taste (tenderness, juiciness).
  4. Appetizing appearance (plate presentation).

Showmanship Criteria (40% of score)

  1. The educational aspect of the demonstration (ability to promote beef, educate consumer).
  2. The team’s product knowledge and ability to present themselves and their dish during the judging (theme).
  3. How suitable contestant’s apparel is to their theme.
  4. Neatness and overall appearance.

 

State Advisors

Arkansas  Patrick Swint

Colorado – Julie Ochsner

Georgia – Skyler & April Davis

Illinois – Erin Smith

Indiana – Holly Cox

Iowa – Brenda Anderson

Kentucky – Autumn Pecco, Jeff & Kaye Kaufman

Louisiana – Troy Gulotta

Minnesota – Jon & Lori MoserCasey & Kelly Fanta

Missouri – Brooke Edwards

Erin Clason – Erin Clason

Oklahoma – Shana Holloway, Mary Booth, Elizabeth Wright

Oregon – Grace Haskins

South Dakota – Mike Ludens

Tennessee – Brian & Rachel Wyatt

Texas – Donna Stowers, Amber Parkinson

Virginia – Tabby Moore

Washington – Holly Berry

 

Announcements

October (tabloid) issue ad copy due: September 4

National Junior Limousin Show & Congress and International Limousin Congress video coverage available!

Mailed in registrations and transfers turn around: 2 weeks

DNA turn around: 4 weeks