Upcoming Events

March 7 - Range Livestock Nutrition Workshop, Prescott

March 7 - "100 Years, 100 Ranches" Exhibit Opens, Tempe

March 8 - Range Livestock Nutrition Workshop, Sierra Vista

March 10 - Yavapai Cattle Growers' Association Annual Meeting, Prescott Valley

March 12 - Willcox Livestock Auction Bull Sale, Willcox

March 15 - Arizona Cattle Industry Foundation Scholarship Application Deadline

March 16-17 - Cattleman's Weekend, Prescott Livestock Auction, Chino Valley

March 18 - Ranching Heritage Alliance Collaborative Drought Management Seminar, X Diamond Ranch, South Fork

March 19 - Ready For Work Bull Sale, Belen, NM

March 20 - NRCD Listening Session, ASLD, Phoenix

April 3-5 - 40th Annual AZ/UT Range Livestock Workshops, Utah

April 7 - SACPA Membership Meeting, Chilton Ranch, Arivaca

April 10-12 - NCBA/PLC Legislative Conference, Washington, D.C.

April 14 - Bar T Bar Sale, Winslow

April 28 - Arizona Beef Ambassador Contest, UA, Tucson

June 15-17 - Arizona Cowpunchers Annual Reunion Rodeo, Williams

July 26-28 - 114th Annual Convention of the ACGA, Prescott

August 1-4 - Cattle Industry Summer Business Meeting, Denver

September 15 - 3rd Annual Legacy Ranch Horse Sale, Prescott

February 8-9, 2019 - ACIF Presents "A Cow-Calf Symposium for SW Ranchers", Phoenix

Arizona Junior Livestock Association

The purpose of this organization shall be to promote the welfare of the livestock industry, to further the education and cooperation of young people interested in livestock, and to aid in the attainment of mutual goals set by AJLA members interested in all phases of this business and all possible career opportunities.

AJLA meets during the Arizona Cattle Growers' Association annual summer convention. Dues are $10 per person or $20 per family. At the meeting they have two speech contests a quiz bowl and other fun activities from livestock judging to cooking classes.

AJLA Constitution2017.pdf






President - Julian Arrington
Vice President - Greysen Whetten
Secretary/Treasurer - Cash Whetten

For more information contact advisor, Roxie Bell at roxdan703@aol.com or 520-604-2268.


Arizona Junior Livestock Association at the 113th Annual Convention in Tucson in 2017. 

History of AJLA

Printed in 2005 ACA Membership Magazine

The Arizona Junior Livestock Association (AJLA) has been around for years. There is even a ledger entry date of 1954. Many current Cattle Grower members were probably AJLA members when they were young. After a several year hiatus, AJLA was brought back to life and restructured in 1994, with the help of some very insightful industry moms, Judy Prosser and Karen Williams.  

In the early discussions it was debated what to name the organization. Should it be called the Junior Cattlemen's Association or the Junior Livestock Association? It was soon decided that the word "livestock" would be used so everyone who wanted could be involved. Using the Arizona Cattle Growers' Association as a model, AJLA elected an officer team so there would be structure and organization. AJLA developed a mission statement and created the by-laws of their organization. And set out on what has been a successful journey of learning and friendship.  

AJLA was started with a simple goal in mind. To allow for the young people in the livestock industry to build relationships and camaraderie while learning valuable skills that would prepare them for a bright future. AJLA members learn about the issues facing the cattle industry and are proactive in teaching others, as well as lend support to their parent's organization, ACGA.

The Arizona Junior Livestock Association is focused on learning, and does so by holding annual speaking contests and quiz bowls. Members can compete in either prepared public speaking or extemporaneous speaking, and everyone is encouraged to test their trivia skills in the quiz bowl, where they are quizzed on topics related to the cattle industry. AJLA also holds livestock judging contests in order to enhance AJLA member's knowledge of livestock.