American Simmental Association

AJSA Programs

AJSA Announcements


AJSA Dates

North Central Regional:
June 17-20
Mower County Fairgrounds, Austin, Minnesota

Eastern Regional:
June 24-27
Eastern States Expo Center, West Springfield, Massachusetts

2015 AJSA National Classic
July 5-12
Brazos County Expo Center, College Station, Texas


Click here to meet the 2014 AJSA Trustee Candidates




At the National Classic Banquet, Saturday, July 19, 6 p.m.

West Hall A/B, Kentucky Fair and Expo Center

Louisville, KY

All proceeds go to the AJSA Board of Trustees leadership programs.

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Results are in from the 2014 North Central Regional, click here to take a look. Many thanks to the Kansas Junior Simmental Association and coordinators, Marsha Stromgren and Jeff Houck for having us! Make plans to drive north to the backdrop for the 2015 North Central Regional in Minnesota. Photos from the event will be available for purchase at


2014 Silver and Gold Merit Awards to be Submitted Online
The 2014 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 Annual Meeting Slated for July 14
All AJSA members are invited to attend the official AJSA Annual Membership Meeting on July 13, 2014 at the National Classic in Louisville, Kentucky. The meeting will take place in Broadbent Arena at 4 p.m.



Interview Contest Takes On New Technology

As many organizations utilize new technology in the interview process, the AJSA Board of Trustees has decided to do the same with the Interview Contest traditionally held at the National Classic. Designed to allow a broader spectrum of AJSA members to participate, the newly revamped interview contest will be conducted via Skype on July 1. Entries due June 1. Click here for more info.



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.”






National Classic XXXIV 2014

A few small changes to locations on the National Classic schedule, click here for all of the most recent information!

Kentucky Fair and Expo Center Map

Contest Information: Study Materials

Cattleman's Quiz | Cattle Show | Interview | Showmanship | Public Speaking | Judging Contest | Sales Talk

AJSA National Classic XXXIV 2014

July 13-19, 2014
Kentucky Expo Center
Louisville, KY

Information Sheet - PDF

Stalling Map

Project Linus ~ A Community Service Project

Team Up with the AJSA for Project Linus

Project LinusThe AJSA Board of Trustees needs your help! They are taking on a community service project for our membership by helping out Project Linus. Project Linus is a national organization that donates hand-made blankets to children in the hospital that are critically ill. Hospitals can be a scary place for kids of all ages, and Project Linus gives something to children to make them feel secure while they are on the road to recovery.

This is where the AJSA membership comes into play. By working together as a national membership the Junior Board would like to donate at least 65 handmade fleece tie blankets made by our members; 5 made at each regional and 50 made at the National Classic, to the Project Linus chapter in Louisville, Kentucky. The Trustees have already started making a few blankets but need your help to reach our goal and maybe even exceed it. Come to Regionals and Nationals ready to tie blankets and be part of AJSA’s efforts with Project Linus.

Can’t make it to a Classic but still want to be a part of AJSA’s effort with Project Linus? Even if you are not a junior member maybe just an avid crafter, we’d still love to have your help! You can mail your blankets to the American Simmental Association office by July 4 and we’ll include them in our count and delivery to the Louisville chapter. If you’d like to donate to the cause the Trustees are fundraising to buy fleece (just $50 makes 8 blankets for infants!). For more information email

Photography Contest

Video Contest

Herdsman of the Year

Eastern Regional Classic

June 18-21, 2014
Dixie Classic Fairgrounds
Winston-Salem, North Carolina
Judge:  Chris Mullinix, Manhattan, Kansas


Information Sheet - PDF



North Central Regional Classic

June 18-21, 2014
Kansas State Fairgrounds
Hutchinson, Kansas
Judge:  Kevin Jensen, Courtland, Kansas


Information Sheet - PDF



Western Regional Classic

June 26-28, 2014
Gallatin County Fairgrounds
Bozeman, MT 59715


Information Sheet - PDF



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