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The southern hospitality will be ever present at the 2008 American Gelbvieh Junior Association (AGJA) Blue Ridge Classic. The North Carolina Gelbvieh Association, North Carolina Junior Gelbvieh Association and the American Gelbvieh Junior Association are co-hosting the event set for July 6-11 in Waynesville, N.C. This annual event is rotated throughout the United States and this is the first time since 2002 the event has been hosted in the southeastern United States.

The Blue Ridge Classic will feature contests such as Impromptu Speaking, Photography, Poster, Sales Talk, Livestock Judging, Quiz Bowl Team competition, Creative Writing, Team Fitting and Showmanship. AGJA members will also vote for new directors to serve two-year terms on the AGJA Board of Directors. The AGJA Board of Directors set the policies for the organization and also make key decisions on program direction.

The week rounds out with bred & owned Gelbvieh and Balancer bull shows, a market steer show, Balancer female show and Gelbvieh female show. Terry Burks from Bowling Green, Ky., and Brandon Callis from Westmoreland, Kan., will share the cattle judging duties on Thursday and Friday. The final date for ownership to exhibit in the AGJA Blue Ridge Classic is June 1, 2008. Entry postmark deadline is June 9, 2008.

Complete entry and contest information is available at, under the Junior page. For more information contact Dana Stewart, American Gelbvieh Association Director of Junior Activities, at 303-465-2333 or email


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