The Canadian Junior Hereford Association (CJHA) hosted its first National Junior Cattle Show in Manitoba in 1978. By 1980, this event became widely known as “Bonanza” – the CJHA’s National Cattle Show. This is a four-day, action-packed event hosted by alternate provinces each summer.
Each annual Bonanza event, unique in its theme, now coincides with the Annual General Meetings of the Canadian Hereford Association, involves fellowship, a speaker program, occasional tours to local attractions and several competitions. Individual and Team activities include cattle shows, showmanship, judging, stall, fitting, and grooming competitions, and include photography, public speaking, art, literature, and marketing competitions. Bonanza is organized annually, from the ground up, by the CJHA members themselves with the help of adult advisors and a host of volunteers in each respective host province. The event is funded by local and national sponsors who have vested interest in supporting the next generation of producers and leaders in Canadian agriculture.
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