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News Update

July 25, 2017

Dedicated to Herdsmanship

Angus juniors from across the nation spent countless hours getting cattle ready to show at the National Junior Angus Show (NJAS). A successful herdsman displays dedication, an eye for detail and the ability to encourage fellow breeders in and out of the showring.

During the recent NJAS, National Junior Angus Association (NJAA) member Cheyenne Jones of Campbellsville, Ky., was named the 2017 Junior Herdsman of the Year. An honor voted on by her peers, Jones was selected for her commitment to the Angus breed and the NJAA.

“We’ve always lived on purebred ranches because that’s what both of my parents do,” Jones said. “I’ve basically been around cattle my whole life.”

Since she was born, Jones has attended every NJAS since except one and has been an NJAA member since she was 9 years old. This year, she exhibited the reserve champion bred-and-owned bull, a reserve division female in the owned show, a division champion owned female, as well as the fifth overall owned female.

“We’ve been doing this for a long time, so it means a lot that other people noticed my hard work,” Jones said.

Continue reading this Angus news release online, and watch for full coverage of the 2017 NJAS in the September Angus Journal.

Showmanship for the Elite

National Junior Angus Association (NJAA) members have one opportunity in their junior career to represent their state in the National Junior Angus showmanship contest. This year at the NJAS hosted in Des Moines, Iowa, Claudia Hissong of Greencastle, Pa., claimed the honor of top showman.

“When you hit those green shavings, it’s an awesome feeling,” Hissong says. “Showmanship has always been one of my favorite events. You can’t always have the best cattle, but showmanship is about you.

“You’ve got to be able to get your heifer stuck and remain calm. A good showman can make a half-decent heifer look pretty good, and a bad showman can ruin a really good heifer,” she says.

During the 2017 National Junior Angus Show, 45 junior members competed for the title of champion showman. The preliminary round consisted of four heats on Thursday, July 13, where the top 15 showmen were selected. The finalists competed Saturday, July 15, to be considered among the top five.

For more information, read the full Angus news release online, and watch for full coverage of the 2017 NJAS in the September Angus Journal.

Leopold Conservation Award® Program Seeks Nominees

Sand County Foundation, in partnership with Missouri Farmers Care, Missouri Soybean Merchandising Council, Missouri Cattlemen’s Association (MCA) and others, is extending the open call for nominations of the Leopold Conservation Award Program in Missouri, and is now accepting applications until Aug. 1, 2017.

The $10,000 award will honor Missouri farmers, ranchers and other private landowners who voluntarily demonstrate outstanding stewardship and management of natural resources. The award will be presented Jan. 6, 2018, in Columbia, Mo., during the Missouri Cattle Industry Annual Convention and MCA Trade Show.

Applications for the award must be postmarked by Aug. 1, 2017, and mailed to Missouri Farmers Care, 19171 State Hwy. 11, Kirksville, MO 63501.

Estate Planning Webinar Offered Aug. 15
for Families with Special Needs

“Estate Planning for Families with Special Needs” is the topic of the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service’s Texas Military Program webinar on Aug. 15.

The one-hour webinar will begin at 10 a.m. and is free and open to anyone interested, but registration is required, said Andrew Crocker, AgriLife Extension program specialist in gerontology and health, Amarillo.

The presenter will be Martie Gillen, assistant professor and Extension specialist for the department of family, youth and community sciences in the Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences at the University of Florida.

Planning for the future is something everyone should devote substantial time and thought to, but especially families with special needs, said Rachel Brauner, program coordinator with the agency’s Texas Military Program in College Station.

“This session will explore the importance of this type of planning and decision-making,” Brauner said. “We will explore estate planning considerations across the life cycle for families with special needs. We will also discuss documents such as powers of attorney and trusts, including a revocable living trust and a special needs trust.

For more information, visit the Angus Journal Virtual Library calendar of upcoming events.

Local Ranching Event Scheduled for Aug. 3 in Carthage

The Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (TSCRA) will host a ranch gathering Thursday, Aug. 3, 2017, at the Texas Country Music Hall of Fame in Carthage, Texas. Registration will begin at 5:30 p.m., followed by a complimentary beef dinner.

The event is free and open to the public.

TSCRA Special Ranger Larry Hand will provide a law enforcement update and offer ranchers information on how they can keep their livestock and equipment safe and secure. Attendees will also receive an update on the recently concluded 85th Texas Legislative Session, developments in private property rights and tax reform prospects. Other areas of interest to cattle raisers and the community will be discussed, as well.

For more information, visit the Angus Journal Virtual Library calendar of upcoming events.



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