Hereford youth, their families and supporters, traveled to Grand Island, Neb., for the 16th annual Junior National Hereford Expo last week.
The event was record-breaking with more than 800 exhibitors from 39 states with 2,030 entries including: steers, cow-calf pairs, bred-and-owned bulls, junior AI bulls, bred-and-owned heifers, junior AI heifers and owned heifers.
The JNHE is much more than just a cattle show, but a highly anticipated Hereford event, giving youth not only a chance to show off a year’s worth of hard work, but also to gain valuable lifelong skills which will mold them into successful adults.
At the 2015 JNHE there were 22 different contests in which youth can participate. Everything from quiz bowl to showmanship to the Great American Certified Hereford Beef (CHB®) Grill-off. Also at the event, nearly $30,000 was awarded in scholarship monies to NJHA members.
Bryce Doeschot caught up with Katie Nolles (pictured below), National Hereford Queen to talk about the event: