Taylor Nichols earns junior Bronze and Silver awards
Taylor Nichols, Chambers, Neb., has earned the National Junior Angus Association’s (NJAA) Bronze and Silver awards, according to Jaclyn Upperman, junior activities director of the American Angus Association® in Saint Joseph, Mo.
The 19-year-old son of David and Lynn Nichols attends Chadron State College, where he is majoring in range management. Miller is a member of the NJAA and Nebraska Junior Angus Association.
He has participated in local, state, regional and national shows and showmanship. At the National Junior Angus Show (NJAS), Nichols participated in the photography, quiz bowl and livestock judging contests.
Nichols has submitted cattle the Angus Herd Improvement Records (AHIR®) and consigned cattle to the Nichols & Sons 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.
–American Angus Ass’n
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