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Miniature Hereford Junior Nationals Association

Livin' Large in Lawrence

Douglas County Fairgrounds, Lawrence, Kansas

June 17-23, 2024

2024 MHJNA Rules Link

2024 MHJNA Schedule of Events Link

2024 MHJNA Need to Know Document 

Entries via Showman App

Please check out the Contests Tab for an overview of each of the Contests.   


Douglas County Fair Grounds

2120 Harper St
Lawrence, KS 66046

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Hampton Inn – 4.5 miles, $109/night Mon – Thur $149/night Friday

Booking Code Mini Hereford Junior or MHJ and Cutoff 6/7/24



No blocks available, but other options: 

Country Inn and Suites - 0.7 miles,

12% discount with code KU Parent may work, it is worth a try.


Quality Inn & Suites - 3.6 miles, 90 /night (785) 371-2105

Holiday inn & Suites - 4.3 miles, 110/night (785) 749-7555


All have Comp Hot Breakfast, indoor pool, fitness center and Free WiFi


Available at Venue

Limited sites $25.00 per night

30/50 amp,

No water or sewer hooks up

Dump & Showers on site.

book here.


KOA Campground

Average $75 a night - KOA membership discount


There are cabins available to rent.

785-842-3877 or

Health & Registration Papers

All cattle must meet the health requirements for the State of the event. 

Residents of the State will also need health papers. 

AHA Registration certificate & health papers must be presented at check-in.

All animals must be registered with the AHA and transferred (in Exhibitors name) on or before May 20, 2024, to be eligible to show.


  • Lunches - will be provided Tuesday -Saturday 

  • Opening Ceremonies & Awards Banquet will include a meal. 

2025 Stillwater, OK



NEW FOR 2025!!

MHJNA Stillwater, OK Event

ALL ENTRIES ( steers, bulls, cow/calf pairs, bred & owned females, owned females)  for MHJNA event will be required to be parent verified to both sire and dam, therefore, a DNA profile of the entered animal, the sire and the dam must be completed through the official AHA lab by entry deadline! To request a DNA kit for your animal, access your MyHerd or contact AHA customer service.


Calves shown off the side of a cow-calf pair in an individual class MUST have DNA on file at AHA by entry deadline.


Calves born on or after April 15th of the current year, shown only ON the side of cow-calf pairs will not be required a DNA test, but MUST be registered and tattooed.


Participants must have reached their 3rd birthday by June 21, 2024.

Participants must not have reached their 22nd birthday by January 1, 2024.

Pre-Junior: 3-7

Junior: 8-11

Intermediate: 12-15

Senior: 16-21

Pre-Junior Division exhibitors must be 3 years old on or before June 21, 2024, and not have reached their 8th birthday prior to January 1, 2024.


Junior Division exhibitors must be 8 years old on or before January 1, 2024, and not have reached their 12th birthday prior to January 1, 2024.


Intermediate Division exhibitors must be 12 years old on or before January 1, 2024, and not have reached their 16th birthday prior to January 1, 2024.


Senior Division exhibitors must be 16 years old on or before January 1, 2024, and not have reached their 22nd birthday by January 1, 2024.


Entries will open May 1, 2024, through May 19, 2024.

Individual entry forms and required fees must be submitted by May 19,2024.


B&O Heifer's requires an additional entry.

Junior Heifer Calf – heifers calved after Jan. 1, 2024                

Senior Heifer Calf – heifers calved Sept -Dec 2023                             

Intermediate Heifer – heifers calved May- Aug 2023                       

Junior Heifer – heifers calved Jan – April 2023                              

Senior Heifer – heifers calved Sept – Dec 2022                                

Late Sr. Heifer – June - Aug 2022                                         

Cow/Calf Pair – 2 y/o cow

Cow/Calf Pair – 3+ y/o cow

Junior Bull Calf – bulls calved after Jan 1, 2024

Senior Bull Calf – bulls calved Sept- Dec 2023

Intermediate Bull – bulls calved May-Aug 2023

Junior Bull – bulls calved Jan-April 2023

Senior Bull – bulls calved June - Dec 2022


Prospect Steer – June 1, 2023 to June 1, 2024

Market Steer – June 1, 2022 to May 31, 2023


  • Friday Show: Shawn Varner

  • Saturday Show: Kolton Thigpen

    • Bio's coming soon.


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