The Junior American Akaushi Association is up and running.

Please check out their information on Facebook and like the page.

The Junior American Akaushi Association is encouraging both current and new members to participate in some exciting activities which encourage leadership and knowledge of the Beef and ranching industry. Please take a look and if you have any more questions, contact Bubba Bain, Executive Director of American Akaushi Association.

• Texas Cattle Feeders Association / Texas A&M Agrilife Extension Service Junior Fed Beef Career & Leadership Program "Feedyard Camp"

Texas Cattle Feeders Association, in conjunction with the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and West Texas A&M University, hosts the Junior Fed Beef Career & Leadership Program, also known as “Feedyard Camp.” The program is open to any incoming High School Juniors or Seniors who have an interest in pursuing a career in feedyard management and the fed beef industry.

Click Here to read more of this exciting opportunity.


• Texas Cattle Feeders Association Junior Fed Beef Challenge

Hey Junior American Akaushi Association members and soon to be members... Here is a great opportunity to show off the carcass power of the American Akaushi cross steer in this TCFA Junior Fed Beef Challenge sponsored by the TCFA. In the 2014 TCFA Fed Beef Challenge (for Feeders), Bovina Feeders with a set of Akaushi cross steers took first place. So the opportunity for a Junior in the TCFA Junior Fed Beef Challenge has enormous potential and merit! Juniors go to the TCFA page and get started with your Akaushi cross steer.

The TCFA Junior Fed Beef Challenge was designed to encourage young people to gain practical experience in feeding commercial beef cattle. This program stresses the importance of proper animal husbandry and financial management. Over the last 22 years, TCFA has introduced hundreds of young people to the cattle feeding industry through the Junior Fed Beef Challenge.

Click Here for more information and rules to participate.


Juniors, Do you know about the exciting programs available in the Texas Brigades?

The Texas Brigades is a combination of five educational programs: Bobwhite Brigade (quail), Buckskin Brigade (deer), Bass Brigade, Waterfowl Brigade (ducks and geese), and Ranch Brigade (cattle). An understanding of the importance of this program is represented by its cooperating partners, including Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, Texas Wildlife Association, Texas Wildlife Association Foundation, USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service, and Texas Parks & Wildlife Department.

Click Here for more information and find out how you can participate.