Tyler Bush earns Junior Bronze and Silver awards
Tyler Bush, Britton, S.D., has earned the National Junior Angus Association’s (NJAA) Bronze and Silver awards, according to Jaclyn Clark, education and events director of the American Angus Association in Saint Joseph, Mo.
The 18-year-old son of Scott and Jo Bush attends Britton-Hecla High School and is a member of the NJAA and the South Dakota Junior Angus Association, where he has served as vice president, treasurer and secretary.
He has participated in local, state, regional and national shows and showmanship contests. At the National Junior Angus Show (NJAS), Tyler participated in the All-American Certified Angus Beef Cook-Off. He was also a participant in the mentoring program in 2014-2016 and served as a voting delegate in 2012-2015.
He 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.