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

State Advisor Reference Guide

Individual Contest Breakdown 2021

Dick O’Brien Junior Herdsman Award

State Contests

Quiz Bowl – Held odd years

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.


Junior (5-13),  Senior (14 and over)


A team consists of three or four individuals. Teams are registered by their state advisors at the state advisor meeting held at NJLSC.


  1. The quiz bowl will be a single elimination tournament, with the first-round pairings and byes drawn at random. Questions will cover the beef cattle industry in general and the Limousin breed specifically.
  2. Each preliminary round will include 5 toss-up
    questions, each worth 10 points. Any contestant on either team may answer a toss-up question. But the contestant first must press the buzzer and gain recognition from the quizmaster. The final round will include 10 toss-up questions, each worth 10 points.
  3. The quizmaster reads a toss-up question until the question is completed or a contestant buzzes in.
  4. If a contestant buzzes in while the quizmaster is reading, the quizmaster stops immediately, and the contestant must begin an answer within five seconds. (Contestants should remember some toss-up questions will have more than one part so buzzing in early can hurt the team’s score).
  5. If the first responding contestant’s answer is correct, that team receives 10 points and gets a chance at a bonus question. On the bonus question, the teammates may confer for 10 seconds before the team captain gives the quizmaster their answer. Each bonus question is worth 10 points.
  6. If the first responding contestant’s answer is incorrect, the quizmaster will repeat the toss-up question for the other team. An individual on the other team must buzz in before answering the question. The other team cannot confer on the toss-up question.
  7. If neither team answers a toss-up question correctly, the quizmaster goes to the next toss-up question.
  8. After the 5th toss-up question, a team will get a 25-point bonus if all four team members answered a question correctly during that round.
  9. The top two teams in each division after the preliminary round will advance to the finals on Tuesday, July 6, at 4:30 p.m.

2021 Senior Quiz Bowl Study Guide

2021 Junior Quiz Bowl Study Guide

2021 Quiz Bowl Winners

Junior Division:
1st place: Oklahoma Jeopardy Rejects – Calin Kinder, OK; Kinley Collum, OK; Olivia Robbins, OK; Corbin Robbins, OK
2nd place: Iowa Golden Girls – Maria Long, IA; Jaelyn Anderson, IA; Brooklyn Kline, IA; Ava Miller, IA

Senior Division:
1st place: MO Chance – Drake Wood, MO; Lydia Hunt, MO; Sam Callahan, MO; Carson Hoth, MO
2nd place: Lone Star Cowboys – Jadalea Isles, TX; Jacob Keeton, TX; Morgan Ramber, TX


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.


All states will compete in the same division.


Teams are registered by their state advisors at 1:00 pm Sunday, July 4.


  1. All contestants must be members of both NALJA and the state association they are representing. If a contestant is not exhibiting cattle or entered in individual sweepstakes, they must pay a $10 team participation fee. Fee due by State Advisor meeting, Sunday, July 4 at 1 p.m.
  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. NALJA will allow all states to have more than one team as long as they follow the team member age division rule. 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 mandatory meeting will be held with contest officials 30 minutes before the start of the contest. At this time contest officials will review rules and designate each team’s fitting area. After the conclusion of the meeting teams will have 30 minutes to set up.
  7. A contest official will spray each animal with water before the contest begins.
  8. 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.
  9. When time has expired, one team member will parade the animal before the judges.
  10. After the judging, the judges will make comments and announce the winner.

2021 Team Fitting Winners

1st place:
South Dakota/North Dakota – Fletcher Hennessy, Sutton Hennessy, Memphis Peterson, Delaney Peterson

2nd place:
Texas Blue – Colton Barton, Allyson Runnels, Tucker Parkinson, Nikki Keeton


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.


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.


The Herdsmanship judging begins Monday, June 29, at 8 m. and continues through noon Friday, July 3.


  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

2021 State Herdsmanship Winners

Small State – Virginia; Large State – Missouri


Cow Camp – Held even years

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.


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


A team consists of three or four individuals.


  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.

State Poster Contest

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


All states will compete in the same division.


Each state must deliver its entry to the check-in table by the end of check-in on Sunday, June 28. 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.


  1. The tri-fold display must be 36 inches tall, have a 24 inch center and 12 inch flaps on each
  2. Each display should promote or highlight the state’s junior association and The display should fit the theme of the current NJLSC, “Party of the Century” 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
  4. Displays become the property of By entering, states agree that NALJA and NALF may use the display for any publication or promotion.
  5. The state display contest will count toward state sweepstakes

2020 Cow Camp Study Guide

Score Sheet


2021 Top 10 Sweepstakes Winners

1st: Colt Parkinson, TX
2nd: Taylor Elmore, OK
3rd: Tucker Parkinson, TX
4th: Kynlee Mae Thomas, TX
5th: Logan Chachere, TX
6th: Beau London, TX
7th: Emmet Long, IA
8th: Ashley Schrag, KS
9th: Laney Woodall, TX
10th: Tenley Elmore, OK

2021 State Sweepstakes Winners

1st: Texas
2nd: Oklahoma
3rd: Missouri


State Advisors

Arkansas  Patrick Swint

Colorado – Julie Ochsner

FloridaRichard Norton & Cory Norton

Georgia – Skyler & April Davis

Illinois – Erin Smith

Indiana – Rachel Burns

Iowa – Brenda Anderson

KansasLacey Shipman McCarley

Kentucky –Rene’e Portwood

Louisiana – Troy Gulotta

Minnesota – Jon & Lori MoserCasey & Kelly Fanta

Missouri –Melanie Brockhaus

Nebraska – Crystal Vander May

Ohio – Kayleesue Laber

Oklahoma – Shana Holloway, Mary Booth, Elizabeth Wright

Oregon – Grace Haskins

South Dakota – Meghan Torgerson

Tennessee – Brian & Rachel Wyatt

Texas – Leighton Chachere, Amber Parkinson

Virginia – Tabby Moore

Washington – Holly Berry

West Virginia – Jennifer Friend

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