The American Gelbvieh Junior Association (AGJA) has announced its show schedule for the 2008 season. Each year the AGJA sponsors two regional shows and one national show for its members to participate in. AGJA members that are 8 to 21 years of age on January 1, 2008 are eligible to participate in these events.
The Colorado Gelbvieh Association will host the AGJA Western Regional. The event is set for June 12-14 at the Logan County Fairgrounds in Sterling, Colo. The three-day event will feature Gelbvieh and Balancer heifer shows, market steer show, bred and owned bull show, in addition to several leadership contests.
The Tennessee Gelbvieh Association is hosting the AGJA Eastern Regional at the Middle Tennessee University facilities in Murfreesboro, Tenn. The event is scheduled for June 20-22. The three-day event will feature Gelbvieh and Balancer heifer shows, bred and owned bull show, and several leadership contests.
The AGJA Blue Ridge Classic (National Junior Show) will be held July 6-11 in Waynesville, N.C. The North Carolina Gelbvieh Association and North Carolina Gelbvieh Junior Association are co-hosting the event with AGJA. It will feature a week of contests such as Poster, Photo, Impromptu Speaking, Quiz Bowl, Livestock Judging, Showmanship, Advertising, Creative Writing and Sales Talk. The cattle shows will wrap up the week's activities on Thursday and Friday.
The ownership deadline for cattle exhibited in AGJA-sponsored shows is June 1, 2008. Complete rule and entry packets for the three shows will be available in late April for request and online. For more information contact Dana Stewart, AGJA Advisor, at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the AGA office at 303-465-2333. For additional information on junior Gelbvieh programs visit the American Gelbvieh Association website at www.gelbvieh.org and click on Junior Programs.