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. 

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.


Boone, IA
June 16-21, 2024
More info coming soon



Tuesday June 27
9 am Cattle may start arriving

Wednesday June 28
9 am – 1 pm Check-in/Register-Tattoo & Paper Check/Turn in Poster Contest
1 pm- 1:30 pm Cattle must be in place
1:30 pm- 3 pm Opening Ceremonies & Group Photo
3 pm- 6 pm Quiz Bowl
5 pm- 7 pm Junior Board Candidate and Queen Interviews
7 pm Potluck Dinner

Thursday June 29
8 am Morning Roundup
8:30 am – 9:30 am Fitting Demonstration
10:30 am – 11:30 am Sullivan Supply’s Stock Show U Team Fitting Competition
11:30 am -12 pm Clean Up Fitting Competition
12 pm – 1 pm Sponsored Lunch
1 pm – 2pm Annual Meeting
2:30pm – 4:30pm Speech Contest
7pm-9pm Pool Party

Friday June 30
8 am Morning Roundup
8:30 am – 9:30 am
9:30 am-11:30 am
11:30 am-12 pm No-Fit Showmanship Clinic
Sullivan Supply’s Stock Show U No-Fit Showmanship
Over the Hill Showmanship
12 pm – 1 pm Sponsor Lunch
1:30 pm – 1:45pm Team Marketing Demonstration
1:45pm – 3:45 pm Team Marketing Competition
6:30 pm – 8: 30 pm AJAA Banquet and Awards Ceremony

Saturday July 1
7:30 am Morning Roundup
9 am Bred and Owned
Following Bred & Owned AJAA National Show
* Presentation of Premier Exhibitor will follow the conclusion of the show*