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ND Angus youth earns recognition from NJAA

Ian Hall, Berthold, ND, has earned the National Junior Angus Association's (NJAA) Bronze and Silver awards, according to Robin Ruff, junior activities director of the American Angus Association® in Saint Joseph, MO.

The 20-year-old son of Curtis and Leann Hall is pursuing an animal science degree with a minor in agribusiness from North Dakota State University. Hall is a member of the NJAA and North Dakota Junior Angus Association, where he has served as vice president and funding committee member. He is also a 2010 and 2012 recipient of the North Dakota Angus Association Foundation scholarship.

He has participated in state and national shows and showmanship competitions. At the National Junior Angus Show (NJAS), he has participated in the All-American Certified Angus Beef® (CAB) Cook-Off, photo and team fitting contest.

Ian has submitted cattle to the Angus Herd Improvement Records (AHIR®) and has consigned cattle to the North Dakota State Angus Sale.

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. F

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