One of the strongest, most enthusiastic youth cattle programs

The Montana Junior Hereford Association (MJHA) is one of the largest, strongest and most active junior cattle programs in the country. Over the years, members of this association have gone on to earn international and domestic respect as models for youth organizational success.

The MJHA, through its extensive educational programs, continues to lay the foundation for the beef industry’s future leaders. The traditions of the past coupled with the energy of today’s board of directors have created a progressive approach to further develop a meaningful and educational association focus.

Montana Hereford Association Scholarship

At the 2019 MHA Annual Meeting, a silent auction was held to raise money for a scholarship fund. This year there will be three scholarships of $250 will be awarded to outstanding students who have demonstrated a commitment to a career in the beef industry through classes, internships, or life experiences. If you are/or know a graduating senior or enrolled student of a 2 – 4 year institution, CLICK HERE for more information and to download the application.

Call For Awards Nominations

As an association we would like to recognize some up and coming Montana Breeders. These key people are an integral part of this great breed, as well as major players in the future of our programs. Nominate as many people as you would like on THIS FORM HERE. Awards will be announced at the annual meeting for: ✦ Junior Hereford Breeder Of The Year ✦ Young Hereford Breeder Of The Year ✦ Commercial Breeder Of The Year

Byron Bayers Memorial Jr Hereford Breeder Of The Year Award

This award is presented in memory of Byron Bayers who dedicated his life to the Hereford breed. Through the years, he generously helped and supported young people who wanted to be involved in Herefords whether it was in the showring or getting a Hereford herd started. He worked a great deal with 4-H, FFA and the Montana Junior Hereford Association and Montana Hereford Association as well as juniors on the national level.

He was raised on the family ranch, Bayers Hereford Ranch, near Twin Bridges which was established in 1918. Byron saw many different things during his lifetime. He lived through the Depression, two wars and endured many economic fluctuations, all of which affected the cattle business. Through it all he endured and raised quality Herefords, always striving to improve the breed.

Byron passed away in July of 2018. The family is honored to present this award in his memory to a deserving Montana Junior Hereford member.

Know a Junior you’d like to nominate? Fill out THIS FORM HERE

For more information about joining the Montana Junior Hereford Association please feel free to fill out our general contact form, or contact us at montanahereford@gmail.com or by calling 406-240-2587.