March 6, 2018


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Madison Weaver Earns Junior Bronze and Silver Awards

Madison Weaver, Ephrata, Pa., 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 18-year-old daughter of Tammy and Fred Weaver attends Cocalico High School and is a member of the NJAA and the Pennsylvania Junior Angus Association, where she has served as assistant secretary, news reporter, secretary, assistant treasurer and royalty.

She has participated in local, state, regional and national shows and showmanship contests. At the National Junior Angus Show (NJAS), Madison participated in livestock judging, creative writing and team marketing contests. She also participated in the mentoring program in 2013-2015. In 2015 she was a participant in the Leaders Engaged in Angus Development (LEAD) conference.

She 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.