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The American Simmental-Simbrah Foundation has increased the AJSA Merit Award Scholarships.

Effective July 2015, Five Gold Merit Award recipients will be awarded $2,500 scholarships and eleven Silver Merit Award recipients will be awarded $1,250 scholarships. The 2015 Merit Award recipients will be announced at the National Classic banquet on July 11 in College Station, Texas.

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2015 National Classic

July 6-11, 2015

Judge: Jack Ward, Plattsburg, MO
Brazos County Expo Center · 5827 Leonard Road, Bryan, TX 77807


Information Sheet


Classic Rules

Novice Schedule

Health Requirements

Online Registration

Sally Simmental

Susie Simbrah

AJSA Classics Information Packet
What's new for the 2015 Classics
Tips for first-timers
Online entry help information
Classic contest guide.
Get it here!

$50.00 Late Fee added to all regional events







2015 Eastern Regional Classic


June 24-27, 2015
Judge: Brandon Callis, Brenham, TX
Big E Fairgrounds

1305 Memorial Ave · West Springfield, MA 01089


Information Sheet

Classic Rules

Online Registration

Sally Simmental

Susie Simbrah




2015 North Central Regional Classic

June 16-19, 2015
Mower Country Fairgrounds
700 12th ST. SW
Austin, MN 55912

Information Sheet

Classic Rules

Online Registration

Sally Simmental

Susie Simbrah



2015 South Central Regional Classic

June 7-10, 2015
Judge: Brandon Callis, Brenham, TX
Ozark Empire Fairgrounds

3001 N Grant Avenue · Springfield, Missouri 65803

120 exhibitors and 173 cattle gathered at the event hosted by the Missouri Junior Simmental Association to kick of the AJSA Classic season.

Congratulations to the high point overall junior, Bailey McCalister of MO and the high point overall senior, Dulcie Fields of TX.

Congratulations to Tanner Howey on taking home both Champion Purebred and Percentage Heifer honors.   View the complete results at
Safe travels to those headed to the North Central Regional in Austin, MN next week!


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2015 Western Regional Classic Registration


June 26-28, 2015
Gallatin County Fairgrounds

901 N Black Street · Bozeman, MT 59715 

Information Sheet

Classic Rules

Online Registration

Sally Simmental

Susie Simbrah

Juniors Commission Painting
The members of the Board of Trustees of the American Junior Simmental Association (AJSA) are pleased and proud to announce that well-known artist CJ Brown of Illinois is creating a painting for them. The original of Bulls of the Simmental Breed (16.5” x 29”) will be auctioned off at the American Simmental-Simbrah Foundation auction in Denver, and reasonably priced prints will be sold as well. Proceeds will go to support the AJSA’s Summit Leadership Conference.

2015 Summit Leadership Conference “Speak Out; Make It Loud!” in Bozeman, Montana Are you an AJSA member excited about the Simmental breed? Do you have a passion for the agriculture industry? Do you enjoy traveling and getting to know your fellow AJSA members? The AJSA Summit Leadership Conference is for you! This summer, the Summit will be held in Bozeman, Montana August 3-6, 2015.

This year’s theme is Beef Advocacy, so we will spend our time talking about ways to become a stronger ambassador for the beef industry. Our trip will begin in Bozeman with a tour of the ASA Headquarters. We will travel around to ranches, hear guest speakers, play team building games, and go whitewater rafting! Mark your calendars and join us at the Summit! Registrations due June 1. Late registration accepted through June 15.  Click for information and registration.

2015 Youth Activities Internship

Do you love the beef industry? Have a passion for working with youth? Enjoy facilitating programs and planning events? Then the American Junior Simmental Association youth activities internship is for you!

This internship provides experience in event planning, communications, youth leadership, and livestock show production.

Click here for more information





2015 Silver and Gold Merit Awards to be Submitted Online
The 2015 Foundation Merit Awards must be submitted online by June 1. Applications are available under the scholarships tab and must be returned by email to




AJSA Board of Trustee Candidate Requirements Amended
In an effort to broaden the experience and background of the AJSA Trustee candidates, the AJSA Board of Trustees has changed the candidate requirements to include that “AJSA Trustee candidates must have participated in at least one Regional Classic, one National Classic, and one of the following events for a total of three events, AJSA National Classic, AJSA Regional Classic, AJSA Summit, Beef Improvement Federation, and Youth Beef Industry Congress.”







Hats Off For Cancer ~ A Community Service Project

Team Up with the AJSA for the Mad Hatter for Cancer

The Board of Trustees of the American Junior Simmental Association (AJSA) is excited to announce that this year’s national community service project will be a Mad Hatter drive. We will collect hats for the Hats Off For Cancer organization. Be a part of the effort by donating new hats of any kind (kid friendly logos please).

The brand new hats will be distributed to hospitals in Texas (home of the 2015 AJSA National Classic) and given to children battling cancer, especially children who lose their hair due to their cancer treatments. The hats can be anything from a ball cap to a handmade stocking cap, with lots of options in between.

Hats will be collected on Monday, July 6, at the opening ceremonies of the 2015 AJSA National Classic. Can’t make it to the National Classic, but still want to be a part of AJSA’s effort with Hats Off For Cancer? You can mail your hats to the American Simmental Association office by June 30.

Monetary donations are also accepted, the AJSA Board of Trustees will use this money to get hats made and/ or donate it to the organization to use as they see fit. Hats Off For Cancer is an all-volunteer organization. No one receives a salary. Since 1996 it estimates it has distributed 2 million hats.

For more information email


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