Junior Nationals

The American Junior Aberdeen Association hosts an annual Junior National Show each June. It is held at a different venue every year in order to make use of different educational opportunities in the area and to help make the distance accessible to juniors in different areas of the country. 

Judging
Team fitting

Youth members may compete in various competitions including skillathon, marketing, ultrasound, fitting, livestock judging, showmanship, barnyard races, and of course… the junior show. 

The Queen, Princess, and AJAA Board Member interviews and selection are conducted during the annual Junior National, to serve for the next year. The annual meeting is also held and scholarship winners are announced.


2024 AJAA JUNIOR NATIONALS

Boone, IA
June 16-21, 2024
Download Junior Nationals Show Program
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2024 SCHEDULE (Tentative)

SUNDAY JUNE 16
Cattle may start arriving

MONDAY JUNE 17
8:30am – 12pm: Check-in and Register. Turn in poster contest entries.
10am-12pm: Tattoo Reading and Ultrasound Competition – pending
12pm-1pm: Lunch – not provided
1pm-1:30pm: Cattle must be in place
1:30-2pm: Opening ceremonies and group picture
1pm-2:30pm: Skill-a-thon Contest
6:30pm: Potluck

TUESDAY JUNE 18
8am: Morning Round-up
8:30am-9am: Showdown Showmanship
10:30am-12pm: Speech Contest
12pm – 1pm: Lunch Sponsorship available
1:30pm-4:30pm: Quiz Bowl
5pm-6pm: Barnyard Olympics
7pm: Interviews – Junior Board and Royalty

WEDNESDAY JUNE 19
8am – Morning Round-up
8:30am-9:30am: Sullivan Supply Fitting Demonstration
10am – 11am: Sullivan Supply Team Fitting Contest
12pm – 1pm: Lunch Sponsorship Available
1pm-2pm: Annual Meeting
2pm-2:30pm: Team Marketing Demonstration
3pm-6pm: Team Marketing Contest

THURSDAY JUNE 20
8am – Morning Round-up
8:30am-9am: Sullivan Supply’s No-Fit Showmanship Demonstration
9:30am: Sullivan Supply’s No-Fit Showmanship Contest
Over-The-Hill Showmanship after No-Fit Showmanship
12pm-1pm: Lunch Sponsorship available
1pm-5pm: Afternoon Activity – More Info Coming Soon
6pm: Banquet

FRIDAY JUNE 21
7:30am: Morning Round-up
9am: AJAA Show – Order to Be Announced