California Junior
Livestock Assn
PO Box 41430
San Jose, CA

Heidi Beljean
(408) 888-2503

Mary Ann Bush
(831) 905-5665
email me

Please read the 2021 Rules for complete information and wording for all species and all divisions. ​It is your responsibility to know the Rules.  Contact CJLA if you have any questions.  


CJLA will be offering the following Divisions in 2021: 

Steer Division, Heifer Division, Mkt Hog Division, 
Mkt Goat Division, Wether Dam Doe Division
Mkt Lamb Division, Wether Dam Ewe Division

2021 Membership Fees
1 Division:  $  50.00
2 Divisions: $ 80.00
3 Divisions: $110.00
4 Divisions: $140.00
5 Divisions: $170.00
6 Divisions: $200.00
7 Divisions: $230.00
Started in 2000, the California Junior Livestock Association is a non-profit organization that recognizes the efforts of junior livestock exhibitors and rewards them for their accomplishments.  Open junior livestock shows, or jackpots, are held annually from January to December throughout California, and many junior exhibitors attend these shows to gain experience and compete with the animals they are raising.  The formation of the CJLA was a logical step forward in the effort to support both these shows and the junior exhibitors.

The purpose of this association is both educational and charitable.  It strives to improve and develop the capabilities of youths both individually and through group participation, in the breeding, raising, and exhibition of  cattle, sheep, swine, and goats, as well as the developing and improving of scholarship, leadership, and community interest in these areas.  Promoting cooperation among different breeds and encouraging and assisting members in developing an interest in the different species industries among the youth of the state of California are also objectives of the California Junior Livestock Association.

The activities of the CJLA shall be to collect, record and preserve the records of show cattle, show lamb, show hog, and show goat competitions from one year to the next, to publish summary of the results in the Pacific Showcase magazine and on the CJLA website, to stimulate competition among CJLA members, and to award the top individual exhibitors of the show cattle, show lamb, show hog, and show goat contests throughout the course of the fiscal year based on the total number of points accumulated within a given division.

The CJLA believes every member of the association is important no matter how many shows they attend, how many animals they show, or how well they place in competition.  Every participating member receives recognition at the annual Award Banquet with the top individuals receiving additional awards.

The CJLA is helping to unite the entire junior livestock industry in California and members enjoy the rewards of their membership through competition, education, friendships, and recognition of their efforts and accomplishments.  Members are the bright stars of the future as they learn responsibility and skills that will benefit them in their future endeavors.  The California Junior Livestock Association is pleased to contribute to positive experiences in these young peoples lives.

2021 CJLA Rules