Equipping and preparing all MTJRAA stakeholders to be leaders, innovators, stewards and advocates for the Red Angus breed, the beef industry and agriculture through state, regional and national programs.

Industry Knowledge

Build friendships, industry knowledge and communication skills during our events that combines cattle tours, educational programs, Junior Board elections, and fun! Compete in a variety of contests to build your leadership and stockman skills. This is a great chance to meet breeders from throughout the state as well!

NILE Junior Red Angus Show

Exhibit cattle and interact with other breeders throughout the State at the Northern International Livestock Exposition (NILE) dedicated to the promotion of the livestock industry, agriculture education, and preserving the western way of life. The premiere event of the NILE is a week-long stock show and rodeo held in October each year. Hundreds of exhibitors from across the United States and Canada bring livestock to Billings, Montana to show and sell at the NILE. In addition to the cattle shows and sales, top-quality horses are shown in a wide variety of events. Education plays a major role in the NILE with junior livestock and horse shows, youth livestock and horse judging contests, and three days of 4th Grade Ag Education events.

NILE Merit Heifer Program

The NILE Merit Heifer Program was developed to help youth get a start in the beef cattle business. Selected recipients that are awarded a heifer are chosen based on merit, future goals and ability to care for the animal. Any youth that is between 12 and 16 years of age as of June 30 of the given year and is a 4-H or FFA member may apply. … Learn More!

Scholarship Opportunities

Check out our scholarship page for forms and more information.