Canadian Junior Angus (CJA) was established in 1999 as a junior organization to the Canadian Angus Association. The juniors are all under the ages of 21. This organization provides many opportunities for youth to grow their cattle herd and meet other enthusiast Angus breeders. The CJA hosts two large events annually, GOAL and showdown.
The CJA has a board of directors that are responsible to plan and execute the various Angus events throughout the year.
Are you under the age of 21? Then you can join the CJA!!
It is very easy to join. Click here for some information then fill out the application form below to get started!
The annual national Canadian Junior Angus show, Showdown, began in 2000 as an outlet for juniors from across the nation to gather in one location to exhibit their Angus cattle in conformation divisions. There have been many different activities and contests added over the years. Currently there is print marketing, sales talk, judging, team judging, team grooming, photography, literature, art, scrapbooking, graphic design, farm sign, public speaking, Angus cook-off, Spirit of Angus youth and grand aggregate.
The Guiding Outstanding Angus Leaders (GOAL) Conference promotes leadership skills within the Angus breed. Junior members from all over the nation attend this three-day event that is held in different locations each year. During GOAL the juniors hear from motivational and educational speakers, participate in workshops, get involved in teamwork activities and develop beef and industry knowledge. Juniors are also given the opportunity to network and socialize with fellow Junior Angus members.
The CJA offers many different scholarships that juniors can apply for through the Canadian Angus Foundation. The Foundation functions to preserve and expand the Angus breed for future generations through education, youth development, scientific and market research and historical preservation. Please read all the information about the scholarships below to find out if you meet the criteria.