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The California Junior Holstein Association

includes 200 of California's finest Dairy Kids!


Junior Holstein

Show Contest

click on the thumbnails below to see 2017 winners!

A new contest started in 2017, the goal is to recognize youth for their work with Registered Holstein project animals.  We wish you all continued success and fun!  

2018 National Convention Contestants

Junior Dairy Bowl
Victoria Paolini
Emma van Loben Sels
Rachel Mancebo
Reese Renati

Senior Dairy Bow Team:
Alyssa Timoschuk
William Claflin
Karleen Lopez
Tim Elmer

Junior Jeopardy
Mykel Mull
Jennifer DeVries
Lindsay Elmer
Kaylie VanderMeulen

Intermediate Jeopardy
Jacob Fernandes
Hayley Fernandes
Hannah Mancebo

Senior Jeopardy
MacKenzie Elmer

Holstein USA News:

Your area Holstein USA reps:


Northern CA
Lacee Paulo: 559-212-1937


Southern CA

Katharine Correia: 559-303-5481


Click below for the latest updates from Holstein USA

US Holsteins- the Breed of Choice

High Scoring 2 Year Olds

New EX Cows

National Show Judges List and Judges Conferences information


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2018 CJHA Officers

President: Hayley Fernandes

Vice President: Sammie Gambonini

Secretary:  Kylie Konyn

Treasurer:Hannah Mancebo

Reporter: Siana Barrett

Historian: Selina Lopes



Annual Summer Cow Camp

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Each summer, CJHA members gather for an exciting few days full of fun, games, friends and education. 

Click here to see more pictures!!

Junior News Archives



Current Junior News

All applications and entries for State Convention are due postmarked January 24
Scholarship ap
Breeder of the Future ap
Speech Contest Entry
Folding Display Contest Entry
Dairy Bowl Team entry (for coaches)
Herd Awards
30,000 lb cow
Lifetime Production
Homebred EX
Progressive Breeder

THANK YOU! to the faculty and staff at Cal Poly for hosting us and providing such great learning opportunities for our young members!

CLICK HERE to check out pictures and videos of our Cow Campers in action

THANK YOU to event sponsors
All-West Select Sires/Accelerated Genetics, American AgCredit, Rabobank, Yosemite Farm Credit

2018 State Holstein Convention

Congratulations to all of the Juniors who participated in this year's State Convention!
Scholarship recipients:

Cortney Borba Memorial- Gabbie Gregorio
Milli Rollin Memorial- Alexandra Gambonini
 Earl Graham Memorial- Kiara Gilardi
Lantz Adams, Clayton Arntz
World Wide Sires- Lantz Adams, Hayley Fernandes, Abbi Prins
Coldwell Solar-
Alexandra Gambonini, Abbi Prins, Alyssa Timoshuck
Junior Association-
Mitchell Coleman, Kiara Gilardi
Premier Junior-
Hayley Fernandes, Abbi Prins
Distinguished Junior Member & CA Holstein Princess

Alexandra Gambonini
Breeder of the Future Girl
Samantha Gambonini

Dairy Bowl Contest

 Written Exam High Scores:
Novice Division:
1st Joe Schohr; 2nd tie- Connor Correia, Mary Fumasi, Sebastian Paolini; 3rd-tie- Ava Fumasi, Emma Baker; 4th tie- Logan Silveira, Ryan Hath; 5th Evelyn Baker

1st Place Team- Merced- Sebastian Paolini, Jared van Loben Sels Cody Soares, Rylee Vlot

Junior Division: 1st Reese Renati; 2nd- tie Jennifer Onsurez, Jennifer DeVries; 3rd- tie Rachel Mancebo, Victoria Paolini; 4th-Lindsay Elmer; 5th-tie- Mackenzie Herman, Mykel Mull

1st Place Team- South San Joaquin- Maddie Fernandes, Jennifer Onsurez, Xoey Avila

Senior Division: 1st-Abbi Prins; 2nd- Hannah Mancebo, 3rd-tie- Mackenzie Elmer, Kylie Konyn; 4th-Hayley Fernandes; 5th- Selina Lopes

1st Place Team- South San Joaquin-
 Jacob Fernandes, Hayley Fernandes,
Abbi Prins, Hannah Kennedy

Prepared Public Speaking Contest

Junior- 1st Place-  Emma van Loben Sels
2nd-  Victoria Paolini

Intermediate- 1st Place- Kylie Konyn
 2nd- Siana Barrett

Dairy Jeopardy Contest
Novice Division: 1st Sebastian Paolini, 2nd Eva Herman, 3rd Logan Silveira 4th Ava Davis, 5th Mary Fumasi

Junior Division: 1st Victoria Paolini, 2nd Mykel Mull, 3rd Reese Renati, 4th Emma van Loben Sels, 5th tie Megan Donaldson & Lindsay Elmer

Intermediate/Senior Division: 1st Jacob Fernandes, 2nd Siana Barrett, 3rd tie Abbi Prins & Hannah Mancebo, 4th Mackenzie Elmer, 5th Hayley Fernandes

Folding Display Contest

Intermediate Division: 1st Scientific- Siana Barrett

Young Breeders of the Future
Mykel Mull & Logan Silveira

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