TJSA 2020 Preview Show Update

The TJSA is busy planning the 2020 Preview Show to be held June 19-21 in Abilene and looking forward to Junior Nationals that will begin directly after. As with everything else we are keeping a close watch on COVID-19. Please see the tentative schedule. Entry forms and deadlines are under the Preview Show tab.


The National Junior Shorthorn Show and Youth Conference is Happening!!!
We have stayed in constant communication with the Taylor County Expo Center and Abilene, TX over the past few weeks to learn how COVID-19 would affect the National Junior Shorthorn Show and Youth Conference this summer. We are excited to announce that they have given us the green light for our event scheduled for June 22-27 as long as we adhere to guidelines set forth by the Governor of Texas and Taylor County Expo Center in Abilene, TX. We feel that these guidelines, are what we all have grown accustomed to, and do not cause significant restrictions that would hinder the enjoyment of the activities for this event.

The Taylor County Expo Center will be taking precautions to be sure that surfaces and areas are sanitized, along with requesting that those who attend continue to follow the safety precautions that we all have been following to protect ourselves. Taylor County Expo Center is excited for our show and the arrival of Shorthorn juniors and their families.

The staff at the American Shorthorn Association, the American Junior Shorthorn Association Board and the ASA Board, are all looking forward to gathering with the Shorthorn family for one of the best weeks of the year.
The normal office function for the American Shorthorn Association will resume on May 18th. Be sure to contact the office if you need any help registering or transferring animals. Entries are due May 25th! You must have animals in the correct ownership by the entry deadline.

We are working hard to finish planning a great week of activities! The junior board has spent many hours planning for this event. They have updated contest rules and planned for other new activities. This year, Flatland Cavalry, a Texas Country band, will be performing!

We can’t wait to see everyone in June for Shorthorns and Spurs!

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The Texas Junior Shorthorn Association is a youth livestock organization open to young people up to 21 years of age who are interested in the Shorthorn and ShorthornPlus breed of cattle.
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Preview Show

The TJSA is a great organization that is dedicated to helping young people improve their leadership skills, earn scholarship money, and meet other young people interested in agriculture. The highlight event of our association is our annual TJSA Preview Show which is held each summer in rotating locations throughout the state of Texas. The 3 day event is open to all TJSA members and includes a Shorthorn heifer show, Shorthorn steer show, Shorthorn Plus show, showmanship contest, leadership contests, and lots of fun social activities. The TJSA delegation also makes an annual trip to the National Junior Shorthorn Show which is the junior national event for the breed, and is held in different locations across the U.S. each summer. All TJSA members are welcome to attend junior nationals too!
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TJSA is a member run organization that is led by our junior board of directors. Every summer we elect officers, senior directors, and junior directors who help plan the activities of the association for the coming year. We also have adult advisors who support the youth. In addition to the TJSA Preview Show, we also host other events through the year such as get togethers at the Fort Worth Stock Show and more. We also host the annual TJSA Lassie Queen contest, which is for young ladies who wish to promote the Shorthorn breed.
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You're Invited!

We invite you to join the TJSA and get involved in the Shorthorn breed! If we can provide you with more information please contact any of our officers or advisors.