AGRICULTURE

Tyler Steele earns Junior Bronze and Silver Awards

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Tyler Steele, Anita, Iowa, has earned the National Junior Angus Association’s (NJAA) Bronze and Silver awards, according to Jaclyn Upperman, education and events director of the American Angus Association in Saint Joseph, Mo.

The 19-year-old son of Douglas and Lynette Steele attends CAM High School and is a member of the NJAA and the Iowa Junior Angus Association where he serves as director.

He has participated in local and national shows and showmanship contests. At the National Junior Angus Show (NJAS), Tyler participated in quiz bowl, extemporaneous speaking, team sales and livestock judging contests. He also participated in the All-American Certified Angus Beef Cook-Off and the 2006 mentoring program. In 2011 and 2012 he participated in the Leaders Engaged in Angus Development conferences.

Tyler has submitted weight data to the Angus Herd Improvement Records (AHIR)

The Bronze and Silver awards are the first two levels of the NJAA Recognition Program that began in 1972. Junior Angus breeders must apply for the awards, then meet point requirements in many areas of participation before receiving the honors. Applicants are evaluated in areas of junior Angus association activities and leadership, participation in showmanship, contests and shows, using performance testing to improve their herd and their progress in producing and merchandising Angus cattle.

The NJAA promotes the involvement of young people in raising Angus cattle, while also providing leadership and self-development opportunities for the nearly 6,000 active members nationwide.