Juniors

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 Satellite Event Results

Individual Sweepstakes Points

State Sweepstakes Points

Individual Contests

Judging Contest – Held every year

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 May 15 using the standard entry form. If not pre-registered, exhibitors entering late will judge in the Adult division.

Rules

  1. 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.
  2. 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 – Held every year

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, June 30. 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 May 15. 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: 2019 NJLSC
Junior: 2019 NJLSC
Intermediate: Promote any single animal
Senior: Promote any ranch, program, or sale

Score Sheet

Photography Contest – Held every year

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, June 30. 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 May 15.

Rules

  1. ONE ENTRY PER CONTESTANT.
  2. Photos may be black and white or color. They must be 8 by 10 inches.
  3. Entries do not need to be mounted on foam board, no matting or framing allowed. NALJA will provide protective sleeves for all photos.
  4. 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.
  5. Photos become the property of NALJA. Be entering, participants agree that NALJA and NALF may use the photos in publications and promotions.
  6. The photo contest will count toward sweepstakes points and standing. NALJA will award prizes.
  7. Adult division follows the same rules as junior division.

Score Sheet

Public Speaking Contest – Held on the even years

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

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 – Held every year

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 May 15 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 – Held every year

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.

2019 Official Pricing Grid

Tenderfoot – Held every year

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.

Sales Talk Contest – Held on the odd years

This contest allows NALJA members to become familiar with marketing their animal to prospective buyer(s).

Divisions

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

Registration

All contestants must pre-register by May 15 using the standard entry form. If not preregistered, late entry will be accepted at check in for a fee of $100 (fee is per exhibitor not per event).

Rules

  1. Contestants will have the opportunity to “sell” one of their own animals. Contestants who are not exhibiting may borrow another junior’s animal if the other junior is not using it in the contest.
  2. Contestants should have in mind how their animals rank in relation to the buyer’s situation. They then will meet the “buyer” (the judge) individually and present their sales talks about how their animals fit the buyer’s given situation. Contestants also should be prepared to answer the buyer’s questions about their animals. Each contestant gets 5 minutes to talk to the buyer.
  3. The sales talk should be an informal discussion between the contestant and the buyer (judge). Contestants should be prepared to discuss performance information and visually appraised traits as they relate to the buyer’s situation. No formal preparation is necessary.
  4. Seniors will be given a scenario to use in the contest. The scenario will be sent after the May 15 deadline.

2019 Senior Sales Talk Scenario






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